Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
424 AM MDT TUE OCT 13 2015


Aside from some weak, high elevation shower activity over far
northwest Montana this morning, dry and warm high pressure will be
present over the Northern Rockies through Saturday. A brief
interruption in the calm warmth will exist near the Continental
Divide on Thursday, when east winds will increase and cool
conditions a bit. However, the relatively cool wind will be
shortlived, with record warm daytime temperatures possible for
some locations by Saturday. Aside from Thursday, winds will be
lacking such that the air is likely to become stagnant over time,
with remaining wildfire smoke accumulating within area valleys
once again.

Models continue to suggest that conditions will turn a bit cooler
and showery on Sunday and Monday, however the high pressure
appears to bounce back by the middle of next week and above normal
temperatures return.


.AVIATION...Other than a few mid-level clouds across northwest
Montana today, VFR conditions are expected across central Idaho
and southwestern Montana. Gusty westerly winds to 30 knots are
expected at Marias Pass along US-2 and also in the vicinity of
MacDonald Pass through at least 14/0100z. Gusty westerly winds
less than 25 knots will be expected at KBTM through 14/0000z.
Pleasant warm and dry conditions will continue through Wednesday.



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