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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
1130 AM MDT Sun Sep 14 2014

Aviation section updated

.UPDATE...
There will be a dry northwest flow aloft today. The exception to
this is there will be some clouds at times over north central
Montana. There is also a thin strip of high clouds from Bozeman to
near Butte this morning. The only change to the inherited forecast
was to adjust sky cover. For this morning this involved changing
the partly cloudy forecast to a sunny forecast for most of the
plains. Blank

&&

.AVIATION...
UPDATED 1730Z.
VFR conditions will prevail over the region through the period.
There will be some passing mid/high level clouds through about 06z
Monday...but no problems are expected. Brusda

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION...
/ISSUED 520 AM MDT Sun Sep 14 2014/
Today through Tuesday...Quiet weather continues for the next few
days. High pressure builds over the region today, bringing warmer
and dry conditions for the start of the week. Temperatures will
reach the 70s Monday and 80s Tuesday.

Tuesday Night through Sunday...Middle portion of the week continues
to look dry and warm as the upper level ridge cross the Northern
Rocky Mountains. Situation changes Wednesday night into Thursday as
an upper level trough sweeps eastward through the Pacific Northwest
and into the Northern Rocky Mountains. Temperatures remain above
seasonal averages ON Thursday but there will be an increasing chance
for showers and possibly a thunderstorm, especially in Southwest
Montana and along the Rocky Mountain Front. The trough will be over
the state on Friday for cooler temperatures and a continued chance
for precipitation.  Trough moves east of the forecast area by
Saturday allowing the ridge to rebuild with high temperatures back
above seasonal averages by Sunday and isolated mountain showers
lingering over the region. mpj

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
GTF  65  41  75  45 /   0   0   0   0
CTB  63  39  73  41 /   0   0   0   0
HLN  70  42  79  47 /   0   0   0   0
BZN  68  36  75  42 /   0   0   0   0
WEY  67  29  70  32 /   0   0   0   0
DLN  73  39  78  43 /   0   0   0   0
HVR  65  40  73  44 /   0   0   0   0
LWT  62  40  73  45 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.TFX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

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