Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
242 PM MDT Sat Jul 30 2016

.DISCUSSION...Very warm, mostly dry, and breezy conditions will
continue for the remainder of the weekend. A weak cold front will
develop over the region as an upper level low moves thru central
British Columbia and Alberta. This front will be mostly dry with
only a few high based thunderstorms over Southwest Montana and
southern Lemhi County this afternoon and evening. Of greater
importance will be the breezy winds both days associated with the
front. These winds combined with very warm temperatures and very
dry air will result in heightened fire weather concerns,
especially across Southwest Montana where fuels are the most
critical. As a result, the fire weather watch was upgraded to a
red flag warning over SW Montana for Sunday as winds will be
slightly stronger compared to today. Boaters on area lakes should
also be ready for choppy conditions at times.

Another mostly dry cold front will move through the region on
Tuesday. Overall, a breezy day is expected with wind gusts of 25
to 35 mph expected along the front. Most areas will not see any
precip, but the only exception is for northwest Montana. NW
Montana could see a few isolated showers/thunderstorms Tue
afternoon into the evening.

Sunny and dry weather will follow behind the cold front and
temperatures will gradually warm throughout the back half of the


.AVIATION...Expect gusty afternoon winds from the southwest and west
at all area terminals with winds diminishing by sunset. Winds will
return again for Sunday afternoon and evening. Otherwise, no
limitations to ceilings or visibility will occur.


MT...Red Flag Warning from noon to 8 PM MDT Sunday Deerlodge/West
     Beaverhead...East Beaverhead.


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