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Montana Weather Summary

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Montana Weather Summary
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
255 PM MST Sat Feb 17 2018

Cloudy skies and areas of snow prevailed across much of the Treasure 
State early Saturday afternoon. Gusty northeast winds prevailed over 
northern portions of the state while southern portions reported 
gusty south to southwest winds. 

Much of Montana reported afternoon highs in the teens and 20s with 
temperatures gradually falling over north-central and northeast 
locations as cold Canadian air filtered into the state. However, 
west-central and southwest Montana temperatures remained primarily 
in the 30s. At 2 PM MST, temperatures ranged from 10 at Plentywood 
to 40 at Bozeman. 

Winter weather is expected to prevail across the entire state 
tonight and Sunday as a strong winter storm moves through the 
northern Rocky Mountain region. Heaviest snow accumulations tonight 
are expected to be over northwest portions of Montana as well as in 
the mountains along the Continental Divide. Southeast and south-
central Montana should see only a trace to 2 inches or so. Overnight 
lows across the state will range from the single digits below zero 
across north-central and northeast Montana to the teens and 20s in 
western and southern Montana.