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Montana Weather Summary

AWUS85 KGGW 271750
RWSMT 

MONTANA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
1030 AM MST TUE JAN 27 2015

IT WAS ANOTHER MILD MORNING ACROSS THE TREASURE STATE THANKS TO AN 
UPPER RIDGE OVERHEAD. TEMPERATURES BOTTOMED OUT IN THE 20S AND 30S 
WEST OF THE DIVIDE AND IN THE NORTHEAST...BUT ONLY THE 40S AND 50S 
IN THE CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE STATE. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 
REPORTED AT 14 AT THE WEST YELLOWSTONE GATE. THE WARMEST OVERNIGHT 
LOW WAS AT ST MARY...WHERE THEY ONLY FELL TO 51. THE BILLINGS 
AIRPORT CAME CLOSE...WHERE THE LOW WAS 50.

AT 10 AM...HIGH CLOUDINESS...REFERRED TO AS A CHINOOK ARCH...COVERED 
THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE STATE WHILE PATCHY FOG 
LINGERED OVER PORTIONS OF WESTERN MONTANA. TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM 
THE 20S WEST OF THE DIVIDE TO THE 50S IN SOME CENTRAL LOCATIONS SUCH 
AS GREAT FALLS AND LIVINGSTON.

CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE NEARLY A CARBON COPY TO YESTERDAY 
WITH MANY AREAS EAST OF THE DIVIDE EXPERIENCING NEAR RECORD WARMTH 
TOPPING OUT IN THE 50S AND 60S. ONLY 40S ARE EXPECTED WEST OF THE 
DIVIDE AND PORTIONS IN THE NORTHEAST. CLOUDS WILL BE SLOWLY INCREASE 
DURING THE DAY AS ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM BRINGS SNOW TO THE 
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS TONIGHT.

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