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Current Conditions

  • 28°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: East 5 mph
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 24°
  • Pressure: 30.22 in. +
  • Heat Index: 23

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Snow
  • High: 32 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Snow
  • Thursday
  • Chance Rain
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Chance Rain
  • Friday
  • Rain
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: -9 °
  • Rain
  • Saturday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 1 °
  • Low: -24 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 18 °
  • Low: -9 °
  • Clear

Forecast for West Glacier, Montana

Updated:

Winter Storm Warning in effect until 11 PM MST Wednesday...
  • Wednesday

    Overcast with snow. High of 32F with a windchill as low as 14F. Winds from the SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 100% with accumulations up to 4 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with ice pellets and a chance of snow. Low of 27F with a windchill as low as 18F. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 40% .

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 48F. Windy. Winds from the SW at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 37F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with rain. High of 46F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Low of -9F with a windchill as low as -18F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70% with accumulations up to 8 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of snow in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 1F with a windchill as low as -38F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 2 in. possible.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of -24F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 18F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of -9F with a windchill as low as -31F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 32F with a windchill as low as -17F. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 0F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 19F with a windchill as low as -13F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 9F with a windchill as low as -11F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the SW after midnight.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 19F with a windchill as low as 1F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 18F with a windchill as low as 5F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 30F with a windchill as low as 12F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 19F with a windchill as low as 12F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 32F with a windchill as low as 7F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 18F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 30F with a windchill as low as 5F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 18F with a windchill as low as 12F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Winter Storm Warning  Statement as of 10:54 PM MST on November 25, 2014


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 11 PM MST
Wednesday...

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 11 PM MST
Wednesday.

* Impacts/timing: a long-lasting snow producer will persist
through Wednesday. Moderate to heavy precipitation will
redevelop by this evening. While the mountains will receive
heavy snow during this event... snow levels will be on the rise
through the period. The lower valleys will begin as snow but
will change over to rain during the day Wednesday.

* Snow accumulations: mountains... 10 to 20 inches through
Wednesday. Valleys... 4 to 8 inches through Wednesday.

* Locations impacted include... bad Rock Canyon... Essex... Highway
83 Bigfork to Swan Lake... Marias Pass... Polebridge

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel... keep an extra flashlight...
food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.






 Record Report  Statement as of 12:39 am MST on November 26, 2014


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Butte Mt...

a record rainfall of 0.46 inch(es) was set at Butte Mt yesterday.
This breaks the old record of 0.45 set in 1909.




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Glacier NP, West Glacier, MT

Updated: 2:40 AM MST

Temperature: 32.2 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Blankenship, Columbia Falls, MT

Updated: 2:40 AM MST

Temperature: 31.6 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Teakettle Mt., Columbia Falls, MT

Updated: 2:41 AM MST

Temperature: 31.1 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Glacier Hills West, Martin City, MT

Updated: 2:41 AM MST

Temperature: 31.8 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: 8th St. W Hungry Horse, Hungry Horse, MT

Updated: 2:41 AM MST

Temperature: 32.2 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: HADS HUNGRY HORSE WEATHER STATION NEA MT US USBR, Martin City, MT

Updated: 1:30 AM MST

Temperature: 33 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS POLEBRIDGE MT US, Polebridge, MT

Updated: 1:53 AM MST

Temperature: 28 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Tamarack Lane, Columbia Falls, Mt

Updated: 2:40 AM MST

Temperature: 32.6 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Missoula Montana 
949 PM MST Tuesday Nov 25 2014 


Update...extended the Winter Weather Advisory above 4000ft for 
central Idaho. Cancelled the Winter Weather Advisory for western 
Lemhi County. 


&& 


Discussion...radar and satellite depiction of the precipitation 
across west central Montana is starting to show a more scattered 
appearance over the Bitterroot valley. So the steady snowfall 
experienced since earlier this afternoon should start to become 
more showery in nature, which will also help the snow level to 
ever so slowly rise overnight and transition snow back into a 
rain/snow mix. It would appear the Missoula valley is in store for 
a few more hours of steady, large flaked snow as the heavier, more 
steady area of precipitation slowly drifts north. But by the 
middle of the night the snow level should lift and produce a 
light rain/snow mix through the dawn hours. 


Over central Idaho the advection of warm air has been slower than 
previously forecast, largely due to the persistence of 
precipitation this evening. With travel impacts anticipated to 
persist overnight, even after the snow has ceased, we have 
decided to extend the Winter Weather Advisory for central Idaho, 
including Lolo Pass. Winter weather advisories currently in 
effect appear sufficient for the situation, so they shall continue 
as previously issued. 


The only exception exists in western Lemhi County where rising 
snow level and decreasing precipitation intensity over the past 
few hours have significantly reduced the potential for weather 
related impacts. Thus the advisory was cancelled early. 


&& 


Aviation...precipitation at kmso, kbtm and ksmn is expected to 
continue through tonight and into early Wednesday morning. Kmso is 
currently raining but it it expected to transition into snow 
around 25/2300z and then back to rain early Wednesday. Kbtm will 
continue to see moderate snow through this afternoon before 
becoming lighter tonight. Kgpi should see increasing precipitation this 
afternoon and overnight with periods of moderate snow. Main 
impacts at area terminals will be reduced visibilities, low 
ceilings, and mountain obscurations. Rain/snow will be decreasing 
throughout the day Wednesday with the heaviest precipitation during 
the morning. 


&& 


Previous discussion... /issued 257 PM MST Tuesday Nov 25 2014/ 


Discussion... 
moderate to heavy precipitation is anticipated to continue and 
even intensify across north-central Idaho and southwest/west- 
central Montana this afternoon and evening. Meanwhile, a weak 
surface low currently near Walla Walla Washington is forecast to drift 
eastward along a track just south of the Bitterroot valley, 
effectively drawing colder air currently over far northwest Montana as 
far south as Missoula and the I-90 corridor. Then, into the 
overnight hours, snow levels are expected to rise quickly from 
southwest to northeast across central Idaho and western Montana as 
warmer air moves in. This all makes for a rather complicated 
precipitation-type forecast for the valleys. In general, snow is 
expected from around Missoula northward tonight, eventually 
switching over to rain by daybreak (kalispell area could stay as 
snow until noon tomorrow). The passes will see snow and dangerous 
driving conditions through early Wednesday, with passes under 
7000' changing over to a slushy mix. 


By mid-day Wednesday, precipitation will mostly be limited to 
showers across northwest Montana. Snow levels will continue to 
rise Above All valley locations by the afternoon. Travel impacts 
due to snow should mainly be isolated to the highest passes such 
as lost trail and perhaps Homestake. 


Thanksgiving day looks to be the most mild day of the week with 
mainly scattered showers across northwest Montana. Western Montana 
and north central Idaho could see a few showers as well but it 
should mainly be over higher terrain. High temperatures are expected 
to be in the low to mid 40s. 


The models are in fairly good agreement of an Arctic moving into 
the northern rockies Friday night into Saturday. Ahead of the 
Arctic, a plume of moisture will stream into the region causing 
widespread precipitation. The snow levels will be fairly high with 
the onset of precipitation so most valley locations will receive 
rain, while the higher terrain will receive significant snow. The 
Arctic is currently advertised as moving into northwest Montana 
Friday night causing snow levels to crash to the valley floor. The 
interaction of the Arctic with the moisture plume could enhance 
the snow across this region. Currently, the valleys across 
northwest Montana including Flathead and mission valleys are 
expected to receive 2 to 6 inches of snow by Saturday morning. The 
Arctic will continue to push across the northern rockies on 
Saturday with the heaviest snow being along the leading edge of 
the front. North central Idaho into west central Montana should 
receive 2 to 5 inches of snow during the day on Saturday. The 
quick change from rain to snow to very cold temperatures could 
create a flash freeze situation and thus very difficult driving 
conditions across the region during this Holiday weekend. The 
easterly winds associated with this Arctic could cause significant 
winds chill values especially during the day on Saturday. 


The system will clear out Saturday night allowing temperatures to 
drop into the single digits and below zero for many areas across 
western Montana. While Idaho temperatures will primarily be in the 
20s and 30s. 


The models are indicating a low pressure system lifting into 
region from northern California Sunday night into Monday which 
should help scour out the Arctic air. This system will bring some 
scattered showers and warmer temperatures. 


Aviation...precipitation at kmso, kbtm and ksmn is expected to 
continue through tonight and into early Wednesday morning. Kmso is 
currently raining but it it expected to transition into snow 
around 25/2300z and then back to rain early Wednesday. Kbtm will 
continue to see moderate snow through this afternoon before 
becoming lighter tonight. Kgpi should see increasing precipitation this 
afternoon and overnight with periods of moderate snow. Main 
impacts at area terminals will be reduced visibilities, low 
ceilings, and mountain obscurations. Rain/snow will be decreasing 
throughout the day Wednesday with the heaviest prcepitation during 
the morning. 


&& 


Mso watches/warnings/advisories... 
Montana...Winter Weather Advisory until 5 am MST Wednesday 
Missoula/Bitterroot valleys. 


Winter Weather Advisory until 5 am MST Wednesday Lower Clark 
Fork region. 


Winter Weather Advisory until 11 am MST Wednesday 
Flathead/mission valleys...Kootenai/Cabinet region. 


Winter Storm Warning until 11 PM MST Wednesday West Glacier 
region. 


Winter Weather Advisory until 5 am MST Wednesday 
Bitterroot/Sapphire Mountains...Butte/Blackfoot region. 


Winter Storm Warning until 11 am MST Wednesday Potomac/Seeley 
Lake region. 


Idaho...Winter Weather Advisory until 4 am PST Wednesday above 4000 feet 
for the northern Clearwater Mountains...southern Clearwater 
Mountains. 


Winter Weather Advisory until 11 PM MST this evening for Lost 
Trail Pass in the eastern Lemhi County. 


&& 


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