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Montana Weather Summary
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
400 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

A strong area of low pressure across West Central Saskatchewan,
continued to drag a strong front across eastern portions of Montana.
As of early this afternoon, the aforementioned front had recently
passed through Wolf Point and Miles City. Sustained wind speeds east
of the Continental Divide were generally at 20 to 40 mph, with wind
gusting to 50 to near 60 mph in most locations. West of the
Continental Divide, winds speeds of 15 to 30 mph were common, with
gusts to near 45 mph. In addition to the strong winds, showers and
thunderstorms were moving across far Eastern Montana in association
with the front.

As of 3 pm, temperatures across the state generally ranged from the
40s to the mid 70s. The coldest location was at Mullan Pass, which
reported a temperature of 40 degrees. The warmest location was Wolf
Point, which reported a temperature of 80 degrees.

For the rest of the afternoon and into the evening hours, the first
front will continue its eastward march out of Montana. Strong
westerly winds will continue across Central and into Eastern
Montana, before switching to the northwest as a secondary cold front
pushes into the state from Canada. Showers and thunderstorms are
expected to exit Eastern Montana near the midnight hour. Rain
showers and higher elevation snow showers will enter and overspread
Western and into portions of Central Montana during the overnight

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