561  
FNUS75 KMSO 151257  
FWSMSO  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR NORTH VALLEY SAR TRAINING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT  
557 AM MST SAT FEB 15 2020  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON FORECAST START TIME OF 0600 MST ON FEBRUARY 15.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING  
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON, WITH MINOR ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED.  
BREEZY SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS  
UP TO 25 MPH ABOVE 5,000 FEET. COOLER TEMPERATURES AND BREEZY  
WINDS WILL LEAD TO WIND CHILLS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS TO LOW TEENS  
ABOVE 5,000 FEET. A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING WIDESPREAD  
SNOWFALL ACROSS THE AREA THIS EVENING, WITH MODERATE SNOW MOVING  
INTO THE REGION BY 7-9 PM. A FEW INCHES OF SNOW WILL FALL ACROSS  
VALLEY LOCATIONS TONIGHT WITH SEVERAL INCHES EXPECTED IN THE  
MOUNTAINS.  
 
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY IN THE MORNING,  
THEN SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....80 PERCENT.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....VALLEY: 31-36.  
MOUNTAIN: 23-28.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........81-86 PERCENT.  
* WIND CHILL..........18 TO 23 DEGREES BELOW 4,000 FEET. 7 TO 12 DEGREES  
ABOVE 5,000 FEET.  
* WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST 6-10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH  
ABOVE 5,000 FEET.  
* PRECIP AMOUNT.......0.06 INCHES. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF AROUND ONE  
INCH ABOVE 4,000 FEET.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW IN THE EVENING, THEN SNOW  
LIKELY AFTER SUNSET.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....80 PERCENT.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....VALLEY: 27-32.  
MOUNTAIN: 18-23.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........89-94 PERCENT.  
* WIND CHILL..........VALLEY: 23 TO 28 DEGREES.  
MOUNTAIN: 7 TO 12 DEGREES.  
* WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST 6-10 MPH.  
* PRECIP AMOUNT.......0.26 INCHES. VALLEY SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1-2 INCHES;  
MOUNTAIN SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3-6 INCHES.  
 

 
FORECASTER...LUKINBEAL  
 
REQUESTED BY...BUCK WETZEL  
TYPE OF REQUEST...SAR  
.TAG 2002328.0/MSO  
.DELDT 02/15/20  
.EMAIL BUCKWETZEL@HOTMAIL.COM  
 
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