Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:27AM||Sunset 7:58PM||Monday March 25, 2019 3:55 AM MDT (09:55 UTC)||Moonrise 12:00AM||Moonset 9:19AM||Illumination 80%|
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Area Discussion for - Missoula, MT  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service missoula mt
334 am mdt Mon mar 25 2019
Discussion Showers and cloud cover linger this morning, and
those that received precipitation have patchy fog. The sky will
clear during the day with high pressure briefly building over the
region. High temperatures today will be right around normal.
The next weather system is approaching the coast-line of the
pacific northwest and is expected to reach central idaho and
western montana during Tuesday. Unlike the previous weather
system, there is potential for upper jet support, a cold front,
and a brief moisture tap, so it appears more likely to produce
periods of showers on Tuesday and Wednesday as well. The cold
front passage will result in high temperatures of around 5 degrees
below normal both days.
Another upper level jet streak, this time a bit farther south of
the region across northern utah and wyoming, will help produce
some cyclonic atmospheric rotation over SW montana near the
idaho wyoming border on Thursday. All the models are responding
quite favorably to these enhanced dynamics, producing widespread
precipitation. The snow level will be between 3000 and 4000, so
many areas of SW montana (butte, anaconda, georgetown lake, deer
lodge) stand a decent chance at seeing some new snow (3 to 6
inches, locally up to 8 inches in the highest terrain and over
lost trail pass). Meanwhile there could be a chance for some snow|
in the missoula and bitterroot valley and even throughout the
upper blackfoot valley. Though if it does happen amounts will be
considerably lower, ranging from a trace to 2 inches. But it is
also worth mentioning that forecast confidence in this snowy
scenario remains tenuous at best given how far south the jet
stream is located.
Thereafter models transition the northern rockies back towards
northwest flow aloft, which will likely maintain at least slight
chances for afternoon showers into the weekend. And yes, below
normal temperatures look to remain in place as we push towards the
end of march.
Aviation Fog and low cloud satellite imagery are showing a
broad area of lowered ceilings, intermixed with patchy fog
throughout north-central idaho and western montana this morning.
Periodic visibility reductions are possible through mid-morning.
Drier air associated with high pressure to the west is forecast
to move into the region during today, leading to clearing skies
during the morning and only a few high clouds for the afternoon.
Mso watches warnings advisories
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|Kalispell, Glacier Park International Airport, MT||22 mi||61 min||SSE 5||10.00 mi||Overcast||36°F||33°F||89%||1023 hPa|
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