Issued by NWS Missoula, MT
SXUS45 KMSO 052330
Recreation Forecast for Flathead Lake
National Weather Service Missoula MT
526 PM MDT Thu May 5 2016
Note: The experimental wave height forecasts are representative of
the mid lake waters and downwind shores. Wave heights may be
significantly less on upwind shores.
.Tonight...Windy. Mostly cloudy. Widespread showers and scattered
thunderstorms in the evening...then a chance of showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Some thunderstorms
may produce strong gusty winds...small hail and frequent
lightning in the evening. Lows in the upper 40s. West winds
around 15 mph shifting to the northeast 15 to 30 mph with gusts
to around 50 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation
80 percent. Waves around 1 foot...locally up to 2 feet building
to 1 to 3 feet...locally up to 4 feet late in the night.
.Friday...Windy. Partly sunny. A chance of showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Highs in the mid 60s.
Northeast winds 15 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Waves 1 to 3 feet...locally up to 4 feet.
.Friday Night...Breezy. Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.
Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Waves
1 to 2 feet...locally up to 3 feet subsiding to around 1 foot...
locally up to 2 feet in the late evening and early morning...then
building to 1 to 2 feet...locally up to 3 feet early in the
.Saturday...Breezy...sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast
winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the morning
becoming light. Waves 1 to 2 feet...locally up to 3 feet
subsiding to around 1 foot...locally up to 2 feet in the