Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KGGW 172113

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Glasgow MT
213 PM MST Wed Jan 17 2018

Biggest challenge continues to be temperatures. Thick snowpack in
the lower Milk River valley limiting warmth from Malta to Glasgow
this afternoon where temperatures are stuck in the teens and lower
20s. Not far from this, readings have reached the 30s and 40s.

Water vapor imagery showing an impressive pacific storm off the
Pacific NW coast that is sending in lots of moisture inland. This
moisture will gradually move east as this low (or at least it
remnants) move inland.

For NE MT, clouds will gradually increase tonight into Thursday
Night. A warm front, then cold front will move across the area
associated with a surface that is moving east well to our north.
Moisture will focus on the cold front Thursday Night that could
bring light rain and/or freezing rain then snow. Amounts looks to
be light but of course, a coating of freezing rain could have a
large impact, so this will be watched over the next 24 to 36

Afterwards, remnants of the low will move through as an upper
trough Friday through the weekend. Moisture will mainly split
around the area while temperatures will be near normal levels.
Another Pacific system will move into western Canada late in the
weekend with remnants of this system moving by to our north.
Overall, a fairly quiet period is expected. TFJ



Clouds gradually increasing tonight, but VFR conditions are
generally expected to remain. TFJ




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