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Montana Weather Summary
National Weather Service Great Falls MT 
400 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

A strong area of low pressure across West Central Saskatchewan, 
continued to drag a strong front across eastern portions of Montana. 
As of early this afternoon, the aforementioned front had recently 
passed through Wolf Point and Miles City. Sustained wind speeds east 
of the Continental Divide were generally at 20 to 40 mph, with wind 
gusting to 50 to near 60 mph in most locations. West of the 
Continental Divide, winds speeds of 15 to 30 mph were common, with 
gusts to near 45 mph. In addition to the strong winds, showers and 
thunderstorms were moving across far Eastern Montana in association 
with the front.

As of 3 pm, temperatures across the state generally ranged from the 
40s to the mid 70s. The coldest location was at Mullan Pass, which 
reported a temperature of 40 degrees. The warmest location was Wolf 
Point, which reported a temperature of 80 degrees.

For the rest of the afternoon and into the evening hours, the first 
front will continue its eastward march out of Montana. Strong 
westerly winds will continue across Central and into Eastern 
Montana, before switching to the northwest as a secondary cold front 
pushes into the state from Canada. Showers and thunderstorms are 
expected to exit Eastern Montana near the midnight hour. Rain 
showers and higher elevation snow showers will enter and overspread 
Western and into portions of Central Montana during the overnight