Sunday, May20, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Somers, MT

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What's New / NOTES
5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.

Sunrise 5:48AMSunset 9:19PM Sunday May 20, 2018 3:54 PM MDT (21:54 UTC) Moonrise 10:14AMMoonset 12:42AM Illumination 35% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Somers, MT
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Area Discussion for - Missoula, MT
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area forecast discussion
national weather service missoula mt
217 pm mdt Sun may 20 2018

Discussion Afternoon showers are currently getting hung up on
the terrain, but that won't last very long. There is a lot of
instability and moisture in the area today, which is helping fuel
the storms. However, the wind shear is weak enough across the area
that none should be able to get strong enough to be severe, but
moderate rain showers, small hail, and wind gusts 30 to 40 mph are
possible this afternoon.

The rest of the week will be similar. A building ridge will cause
it to warm up, especially later this week. But a moist air mass
and moist southwest flow will keep dew points in the 40s and low
50s this week with afternoon showers and thunderstorms across the
area almost daily.

For area rivers, the rain is not going to be much of an issue,
however, the warming temperatures will be. Warmer daytime
temperatures and especially warmer overnight temperatures will
help the high elevation snow pack increase run off once again.

Area rivers will rise again. Though the worst flooding on the
clark fork at missoula is likely over, flood waters around
missoula will once again rise to the moderate flood stage.

The flathead river is not yet showing signs of reaching flood
stage, but this area of northwest montana remains an area of
concern for potential flooding in the coming weeks.

Aviation Increasing showers this afternoon due to very moist
low levels. Wind shear is lacking though, so it is very unlikely
any storms will be severe. Terminals ksmn, kmso, and kbtm are most
likely to be affected by convection, whereas kgpi is much less
likely to be affected. Convection will weaken quickly after about
03z, but will not die out completely due to the upper level low
south of the region.

Mso watches warnings advisories
Mt... None.

Id... None.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Kalispell, Glacier Park International Airport, MT17 mi59 minSE 610.00 miFair70°F46°F42%1012.3 hPa

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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Missoula, MT (17,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Missoula, MT
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