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MONTANA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
310 PM MST FRI NOV 28 2014

A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVED SOUTH THROUGH NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...SHIFTING WINDS MORE NORTHERLY
THERE...COOLING TEMPERATURES UP TO 30 DEGREES IN 30 MINUTES...AND
BRINGING PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW TO THIS AREA. PATCHY FOG AND COOL
TEMPERATURES ALSO LINGERED ACROSS NORTHEAST MONTANA. AHEAD OF THE
FRONT...TEMPERATURES WERE MILD WITH GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS ACROSS
SOUTHERN MONTANA. SOME LOCATIONS ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE
ROCKIES FROM CENTRAL MONTANA SOUTH TO THE LIVINGSTON AREA HAD GUSTS
EXCEEDING 50 MPH AT TIMES. OTHERWISE...THE MOIST WESTERLY FLOW ALOFT
CONTINUED SHOWERS WEST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE.

AT 3 PM...TEMPERATURES HAD FALLEN INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS BEHIND THE
COLD FRONT ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA...WHILE NORTHEAST MONTANA
REMAINED IN THE 20S. AHEAD OF THE FRONT...TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE
40S AND 50S ACROSS SOUTHERN MONTANA AND AREAS WEST OF THE DIVIDE.
THE TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM 3 AT CUT BANK TO 57 AT BILLINGS.

OVERNIGHT...THE COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH SOUTH THROUGH
SOUTHERN MONTANA...CAUSING RAPIDLY FALLING TEMPERATURES AND GUSTY
NORTHERLY WINDS IN ITS WAKE. THE INCREASINGLY MOIST WESTERLY FLOW
ALOFT WILL CAUSE A WINTRY MIX OF RAIN...SNOW...AND FREEZING RAIN TO
SPREAD EAST ACROSS THE STATE AND BECOME MOSTLY SNOW BY SATURDAY
MORNING. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE AND
BELOW ZERO ACROSS NORTHERN MONTANA EAST OF THE CONTINENTAL
DIVIDE...BUT THE REMAINDER OF THE STATE WILL ONLY FALL INTO THE
TEENS AND 20S.

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WEATHER.GOV/GREATFALLS




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