Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KGGW 220905

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service GLASGOW MT
305 AM MDT Sat Oct 22 2016

.SHORT TERM...for northeast through Mon...

Upper air pattern features a ridge setting up over the high
plains with trof digging along the west coast for the short term.
Shortwave sliding along the Canadian border suppressing the ridge
this morning. This wave also pushing a cold front through eastern
Montana with a some light rain occuring over the hiline.
Occasional rain will continue through the morning before the wave
pushes into North Dakota this afternoon.

Remainder of the period will see the upper ridge building north with
high pressure drifting across the northern plains. Dry weather
with warming temperatures expected for Sunday and Monday. Ebert

.LONG TERM...Mon night through Sat...

The long term forecast period runs from Monday night through next
Saturday night and all indications point to a relatively quite and
uneventful several days across the northern high plains.

Even though synoptic model flow patterns fall out of phase with
each other as early as Wednesday night, any resulting
precipitation from a short-wave disturbance looks to be quick,
light, and of the liquid type. Confidence in these chances for
rain showers will remain low until model fall better in line with
each other.

Expect daily high and low temperatures to remain quite stead with
highs in the 50s and 60s and lows in the 30s and 40s.




Synopsis:  A healthy feed of moisture from the Pacific is
streaming up and over the continental divide and resulting in a
few quick-passing isolated to scattered rain showers over
portions of NE Montana this morning.

Flight Conditions: VFR throughout with more mid-level cloudiness
and vicinity rain showers early today.

Winds: From the east this morning around 10 mph, then from the
northwest around 15 mph this afternoon behind a cool frontal





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