Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWUS85 KGGW 162314
Montana Weather Summary
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
415 PM MST Mon Jan 16 2017
An upper level ridge of high pressure and northwest flow aloft
brought dry conditions to most of the Treasure State this afternoon.
Mainly clear skies were common across southern and eastern portions
of the state with increasing high clouds in the north as moisture
streamed into western Canada.
Afternoon temperatures ranged from the single digits above zero in
some of the valleys of southwest and western Montana where cold air
was trapped below a temperature inversion to as warm as the 40s in
some locations along the east slopes of the Rockies. Readings at 4
PM ranged from 7 above zero at Helena to 41 at Choteau.
Cloud cover will increase across the region tonight with dry
conditions prevailing statewide. Cold conditions will linger tonight
in the valleys of western and southwest Montana with low
temperatures near or even above seasonal averages elsewhere.