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AWUS85 KTFX 242230  
RWSMT  
 
MONTANA WEATHER SUMMARY  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT  
430 PM MDT FRI MAR 24 2017  
 
A MOIST SOUTHWEST FLOW ALOFT BROUGHT INCREASING CLOUDS AND MOUNTAIN  
SHOWERS TO WESTERN MONTANA THIS AFTERNOON, WHILE HIGH PRESSURE KEPT  
EASTERN MONTANA MOSTLY SUNNY. WINDS WERE SOUTHERLY AS WELL  
THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON, MOSTLY GUSTING TO BETWEEN 25 AND 35 MPH,  
BUT GUSTS WERE UP AROUND 50 MPH IN FAVORED VALLEYS OF SOUTHWEST  
MONTANA. HOWEVER, A WEAK COLD FRONT SHIFTED WINDS MORE WESTERLY  
ACROSS THE AREA WEST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE AND ALONG THE ROCKY  
MOUNTAIN FRONT.  
 
AT 4 PM...TEMPERATURES HAD ONLY WARMED INTO THE 40S WEST OF THE  
DIVIDE, WHILE THE REST OF THE STATE WAS IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S. THE  
COOLEST READING WAS 37 DEGREES IN HAMILTON, AND THE WARM SPOT WAS  
FORT BENTON AT 68 DEGREES.  
 
OVERNIGHT...RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS WILL SPREAD OVER THE  
MOUNTAIN AREAS OF WESTERN AND SOUTHWEST MONTANA, WITH ONLY A FEW  
SHOWERS POSSIBLY MOVING OFF THE MOUNTAINS OVER CENTRAL MONTANA.  
BREEZY AND GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL ALSO SHIFT MORE WESTERLY  
ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL MONTANA WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE COLD  
FRONT. LOWS WILL MOSTLY FALL INTO THE 30S TO LOWER 40S, WITH 20S  
EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS.  
 

 
 
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