Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Glasgow, MT

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Glasgow MT
255 AM MST Mon Feb 18 2019

.DISCUSSION...

Some light snow and flurries will linger over the eastern half of
the forecast area this morning. A weakening upper low/trough over
the area will move to the east. Clouds will linger most of the day
today. Temperatures are just cold enough this morning with some
west to northwest winds to support -20 to -25 wind chills. Will
expand existing Wind Chill Advisory for this morning one set of
counties east to include Scobey, Wolf Point, and Scobey.

High pressure tonight will allow skies to clear which will mean a
cold night. How cold will depend on how quickly skies clear.
Another Wind Chill Advisory may be needed tonight depending on
winds which will be light for the most part. Clear skies will
prevail on Tuesday as the surface high moves to the east.

A slow moving shortwave trough and frontal system will be over the
forecast area on Wednesday and Thursday with somewhat warmer
temperatures. There will be enough moisture Wednesday Night and
Thursday for a chance of snow.

The forecast area will be mainly dry the remainder of the period
with Northeast Montana in between slow moving weather systems to
the east and west. Forrester


&&

.AVIATION...

FLIGHT CAT: A mix of MVFR - VFR today. VFR tonight.
DISCUSSION: Light snow will linger at times this morning with low
clouds with occasional MVFR ceilings and visibility. Low and mid
level clouds will remain this afternoon. Skies will clear tonight
from west to east.

COLD: Temperatures below zero will prevail until 19Z today and
return this evening and continue through Tuesday morning. This
could cause equipment problems for light aircraft and terminal
operations.

WIND: North to northwest at 10 kts or less this morning. Light
and variable this afternoon and tonight.


&&

.CLIMATE...
For the Glasgow area, February has set a record which through the
17th was at 25.2 inches for the month. The previous February
record was 21.4 inches in 1952. It is now the 5th snowiest month
all time.


&&

.GLASGOW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
Wind Chill Advisory until 11 AM MST this morning for Central and
Southeast Phillips...Central and Southern Valley...Daniels...
Garfield...McCone...Northern Phillips...Northern Valley...
Petroleum...Southwest Phillips...Western Roosevelt.

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weather.gov/glasgow



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