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MONTANA WEATHER SUMMARY...CORRECTED OVERNIGHT SECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
407 PM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

A DISTURBANCE IN THE NORTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT BROUGHT LOWER CLOUDS
AND AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW TO MUCH OF MONTANA. THE LOWER ELEVATION
LOCATIONS THAT RECEIVED SNOW HAD LESS THAN ONE INCH OF
ACCUMULATION...WHILE 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW WERE COMMON IN THE
MOUNTAINS. CLOUDS WERE DECREASING FROM THE NORTHWEST AS OF THIS
AFTERNOON. OTHERWISE...WINDS WERE GENERALLY LIGHT.

AT 3 PM...TEMPERATURES HAD MOSTLY WARMED INTO THE 20S TO LOWER 30S
AT LOWER ELEVATIONS...BUT ONLY INTO THE TEENS IN THE MOUNTAINS.
AMONG THOSE LOWER ELEVATIONS...EXTREMES RANGED FROM 16 AT
BOZEMAN...GREAT FALLS...AND PLENTYWOOD TO 30 AT HAMILTON AND LIBBY.

OVERNIGHT...SKIES WILL CONTINUE TO CLEAR FROM THE NORTHWEST THIS
EVENING...BUT CLOUDS WILL THEN INCREASE AGAIN FROM THE NORTHWEST AS
ANOTHER DISTURBANCE APPROACHES THE STATE. THE CHANCE FOR SNOW WILL
ALSO INCREASE IN THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS. WESTERLY WINDS WILL BECOME
BREEZY AS WELL THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE EAST
SLOPES OF THE ROCKIES. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE TEENS AND 20S
ACROSS NORTHERN MONTANA...WHILE SOUTHERN MONTANA WILL HAVE LOWS IN
THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE AND BELOW ZERO.

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