Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KMSO 251021

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
421 AM MDT Sat Mar 25 2017


Scattered rain and high elevation snow showers will continue to be
present over the Northern Rockies through this evening. Not much
additional measurable rainfall is anticipated at low elevations.
Briefly snowfall at high elevation may cover roadways briefly with
slush, however temperatures have remained sufficiently warm to
allow slush to be shortlived.

Relatively dry conditions will be present over the Northern
Rockies for much of Sunday, however clouds will be on the increase
once again by late afternoon.

Another weak storm system will bring rain and high elevation snow
showers back to region Sunday night through Tuesday. Rain and snow
amounts are anticipated to be fairly light during this time, with
only minor weather related impacts expected.

Starting Wednesday night, models are showing a trough of low
pressure swinging through western Montana. Although specific
details are still uncertain, there is potential for periods of
moderate to heavy mountain snow with this weather system. The
current forecast track of this system favors southwest Montana for
the best snow potential. Behind this trough, it does look like we
may see a few days of dry weather before another weather system
moves in.


.AVIATION...Scattered rain and high elevation snow showers will be
present across Northern Rockies airspace during the next 24 hours.
Rain showers will impact major terminals with brief reduction in
ceiling and visibility, however will be infrequent through
25/1800Z. Terrain obscurations will be present in spots,
particularly along the Continental Divide, during the next day as



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