Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWUS85 KTFX 232136
Montana Weather Summary
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
335 PM MDT TUE AUG 23 2016
Mid level cloudiness with a few showers spread south across Northern
Montana in a brisk northwest flow aloft on the back side of low
pressure system. The moisture had not reached Southern Montana by
mid afternoon, keeping skies there mostly sunny. Behind a passing
cold front, northwest winds at the surface were generally 15 to 25
mph east of the Rockies throughout the afternoon, mostly gusting to
between 30 and 40 mph. In the mountainous west, winds were mostly in
the 5 to 15 mph range. Wildfire smoke also persisted across Western
and Central Montana.
At 3 pm...temperatures had only warmed into the 60s across North
Central Montana, with 70s common elsewhere. The coolest reading was
64 degrees at Chinook, Choteau, and Cut Bank, while the warm spots
were Billings and Miles City at 79.
Overnight...Northwest winds will gradually decrease as the low
pressure system exits the area. Isolated to scattered showers will
spread across Northern and Western Montana, but Southeast Montana
will remain mostly clear. Temperatures will mostly fall into the 40s
to lower 50s, but 30s are possible in the western mountains.