Scientific Forecaster Discussion
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Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Missoula Montana
317 am MST Tue Nov 20 2018
..snow will impede travel Friday and early Saturday...
Discussion...today through Wednesday will remain stagnant with
stable conditions across central Idaho and western Montana through
A transition to a more wintry scenario is still expected starting
with a weak system on Thanksgiving and finishing with a stronger
and colder system later Friday and Friday night. If you are
expecting to travel through central Idaho and western Montana,
there will be snow at the passes Thursday night. Both mountain and
valley locations will be impacted by snow by Friday night. Snow
will be tapering off on Saturday with improving conditions.
A drying trend with a ridge building is expected Sunday into next
Aviation...mist, haze, and some low clouds will continue again
across the region under the influence of a Sharp Ridge. Conditions
are expected to return to VFR at all area terminals by 18z with
some haze persisting throughout the day.