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Montana Weather Summary
National Weather Service Billings MT
456 AM MDT Wed Mar 21 2018

Quiet conditions were noted across the state overnight as a ridge
of high pressure begins to build over the state. Skies were mostly
clear overnight, though increasing clouds were noted ahead of the
next weather system that will affect the state. Areas of fog were
noted across north and northeast portions of Montana.

With the clear skies, temperatures were cooler this morning at 4
am with the cold spot being Malta at 12 degrees. The warm spot
was Livingston at 34 degrees. Elsewhere across the state,
temperatures were generally in the upper 20s and low 30s along
southern portions of the state, and along the mountain foothills.
Cooler temperatures were noted in the valleys west of the divide
with mid 20s common, and also in northern and eastern Montana
were temperatures are in the low 20s and upper teens.

For today clouds will slowly be on the increase from the west, but
with a ridge of high pressure over the area, expect warmer
temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s across central and
western areas. Snow cover and light east winds will keep eastern
Montana cooler and in the upper 30s and low 40s. Areas of fog in
northeast Montana will recede later this morning. As for
precipitation, the state will be mostly dry this afternoon but a
few snow showers will move into western Montana this evening and

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