Scientific Forecaster Discussion
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Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Glasgow Montana
756 PM MDT Fri Oct 18 2019
latest surface observations were showing winds between 15-20 mph
with gusts up to 40 mph in some areas. As a result, High Wind
Warning for southwest Phillips County was cancelled. Still expect
breezy conditions to persist through the overnight hours into
Saturday morning. Kept lake Wind Advisory for Fort Peck through
Saturday morning. No other changes were made.
Clouds have cleared to the east this morning. The following cold
air advection along with a developing trough has increased
westerly winds this afternoon with peak wind speeds expected this
evening and into tonight. Gusty winds may affect travel and
recreation plans along southwestern Phillips County, the Little
Rockies, and Fort Peck Lake.
Clouds will briefly clear overnight, but with the arrival of a
developing trough on Saturday, clouds will increase throughout the
day, bringing cooler temperatures and raising the possibility for
precipitation for areas generally south of the Missouri River.
Expect the amount of precipitation to be fairly light. Snow may
mix in during the early morning hours on Sunday for some
Northwest flow will dominate next week with a few embedded short
waves keeping temperatures cool and the possibility for light
showers to remain. By next weekend, a ridge will build from the
west, allowing the weather regime to change to warmer and drier
flight conditions: VFR.
Discussion: shortwave trough moves out of the area tonight with a
weak ridge of high pressure moving in for Saturday with light
winds and dry conditions.
Winds: west winds 15 to 25 knots through this evening, with gusts up
to 20 knots continuing through tonight. Winds die down to around
10 knots Saturday and turn out of the S by the afternoon.
lake Wind Advisory until 6 am MDT Saturday for Fort Peck Lake
for central and southeast Phillips...central and southern