Bigfork, MT Marine Weather and Tide Forecast

Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Bigfork, MT

April 23, 2024 11:31 AM MDT (17:31 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:29 AM   Sunset 8:41 PM
Moonrise 7:48 PM   Moonset 5:16 AM 
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Missoula MT 126 AM MDT Tue Apr 23 2024

The warming trend persists through today and Wednesday, with temperatures reaching the upper 60s to mid 70s by midweek.

By Wednesday afternoon into Thursday, southwest flow will usher mid-level moisture into the Northern Rockies, bringing about scattered shower chances. While the greatest likelihood of showers lies south of I-90, the dry low levels should keep precipitation amounts minimal. Additionally, expect an increase in westerly pressure gradient mid-week, resulting in afternoon breezes.

Ensemble models continue to indicate a sizable trough settling over the western U.S. from Friday through the upcoming weekend, although details remain subject to disagreement. While much of the trough's energy is anticipated to dig into the Great Basin, there's roughly a 60% chance for a mid-level low to form just south of our region, particularly late Friday into early Saturday.
Should this low materialize, widespread precipitation could ensue; otherwise, scattered daily showers are the alternate scenario. Snow levels are currently projected between 5500-6500 feet but may trend lower, around 4500 feet, if a robust closed low passes just south of the region. The potential implication would be impacts on pass-level roads if these lower snow levels come to fruition. Monitoring closed low development and location remains crucial, as they are challenging to forecast accurately at this juncture.

Looking ahead into the first week of May, the pattern favors continued unsettled conditions and opportunities for closed lows, aligning with typical Spring climatology in the Northern Rockies.

A developing easterly pressure gradient is emerging across the region, indicating a shift towards easterly winds expected to persist through at least the morning hours. Compared to the preceding two days, overall wind speeds are anticipated to be lighter today. Projections from the High-Resolution Ensemble Forecast (HRRR) suggest a gradual uptick in high cloud cover from the western direction throughout the day.


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KGPI GLACIER PARK INTL,MT 22 sm36 minNNE 0710 smClear52°F25°F35%30.07
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