Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
321 AM MST SUN FEB 7 2016

.DISCUSSION...High pressure has started to build over the region
this morning. This is allowing some clearing in many locations,
such as Kalispell, where temperatures have dropped into the low
teens. Some patchy fog may develop just before sunrise this
morning in some locations across northwest Montana and the Camas
Prairie of Idaho. Along the Continental Divide near Glacier
National Park, a few very light mountain snow showers will be
possible for the first part of the day today.

Little change was noted for the forecast for this coming week.
High pressure is still expected to build over the region and
remain for most of the week. Cool overnight temperatures will
become common through valley locations while the high terrain will
remain mild. Many valley locations like Missoula, Salmon, Seeley
Lake, and Kalispell have the highest chance to remain in valley
inversions both during the day and night this week. Air quality
issues will also become more likely. A few showers will become
possible by the end of the week, but the main change in the
weather pattern is not showing up until Saturday. Increased
chances for rain and snow are forecast for Saturday with a trough
and cold front possible.


.AVIATION...High pressure is building over the Northern Rockies
today, with just a few passing high clouds and mountain
obscurations near Glacier National Park is expected. Some minor
patchy fog will be possible across northwestern Montana and
central Idaho around the Camas Prairie region.



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