Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWUS85 KBYZ 171108
Montana Weather Summary
National Weather Service Billings MT
408 AM MST Tue Jan 17 2017
Dry conditions prevailed across Montana through the night as high
pressure controlled the region. High cloudiness spread over
northern and central Montana, with partly cloudy skies elsewhere.
Fog was reported in some western valleys including Kalispell and
Missoula. Visibility was less than a mile at Kalispell at 4 am.
Temperatures at 4 am were highly variable, and ranged from the
single digits below zero to the upper 30s. It was 1 below at
Butte and Miles City, 10 at Glasgow, 25 at Billings and a balmy 39
degrees at Cut Bank. Warmest conditions were along the eastern
slopes of the mountains due to gusty chinook winds.
Nighttime winds gusted in excess of 30 mph along the eastern
slopes of the Rockies. Gusts at 4 am included 41 mph at Cut Bank,
38 mph at Great Falls and 37 mph at Livingston. Winds were
generally light and variable in far eastern Montana and west of
the continental divide.
Dry conditions will prevail today with much warmer temperatures
east of the mountains, where highs will be in the 40s to lower