Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
351 AM MDT Tue Aug 30 2016

.DISCUSSION...Another hot day is in-store for today with isolated
thunderstorms possible this afternoon across southwest Montana,
northwest Montana and Lemhi county of Idaho. Fires are expected to
be active again today which will impact air quality across western
Montana and parts of Idaho. Winds aloft will primarily be out of
the southerly direction thus if you have fires to your south, you
will most likely see some type of degraded air quality.

Wednesday will be a more active day of thunderstorms and will
mainly be focused over Lemhi county, southwest Montana and along
the Continental Divide. The storms could get started a little
earlier than usual with storms expected to begin developing around
noon. The main concern with the storms will be strong gusty winds,
small hail, and lightning strikes.

Friday and Labor Day weekend will be cooler with unsettled
weather. Glacier National Park will see several days with highs
in the 50s and 60s, and even in the 40s at Logan Pass. Though no
significant accumulation is expected at this time, snow showers
are possible around 7,000 feet elevation and above this weekend.


.AVIATION...Wildfire smoke is expected to increase again this
afternoon and could cause reductions in visibility at area
terminals. A few isolated thunderstorms will be possible near KBTM
and KSMN this afternoon. Winds will mostly be light (less than 10
knots) but gusty winds will be possible from nearby



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