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Current Conditions

  • 38°
  • Clear
  • Wind: North 4 mph
  • Humidity: 41%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 16°
  • Pressure: 30.29 in. -
  • Heat Index: 36

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 12 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Sunday
  • Snow
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Snow
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 37 °
  • Low: 18 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Butte, Montana

Updated: 8:00 AM MST on January 30, 2015

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 12F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 41F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WSW in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 20% .

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning, then overcast with snow and a chance of rain. High of 39F with a windchill as low as 27F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 27F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 37F with a windchill as low as 23F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 18F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 36F with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 27F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 48F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 30F with a windchill as low as 23F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 54F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 54F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 36F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Warm Springs Ponds, Opportunity, MT

Updated: 11:45 AM MST

Temperature: 37.9 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.37 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Warm Springs Ponds (Pond 3), Opportunity, MT

Updated: 1:02 PM MST

Temperature: 36.4 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: WNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS WISE RIVER MT US, Wise River, MT

Updated: 1:16 PM MST

Temperature: 30 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: WNW at 5 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: goosetown 2, Anaconda, MT

Updated: 2:27 PM MST

Temperature: 38.3 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: ENE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: West 3rd, Anaconda, MT

Updated: 2:30 PM MST

Temperature: 40.6 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: ESE at 6.9 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS WHITEHALL MT US, Whitehall, MT

Updated: 1:15 PM MST

Temperature: 44 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: WSW at 6 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS GALENA MT US, Boulder, MT

Updated: 1:47 PM MST

Temperature: 41 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: East at 6 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion



Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
429 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015


.DISCUSSION...A ridge of high pressure will continue to be the
dominant feature over the Northern Rockies today causing another
morning of fog. The valleys of northwest Montana and north central
Idaho is once again experiencing widespread fog with a few
locations being dense. The fog is expected to diminish by late
morning and early afternoon, but strong valley inversions will
keep warming fairly minimal today.

A weak disturbance is still anticipated to drop out of Alberta
Canada on Saturday which will cause the upper level flow to become
more northwesterly in nature. This feature will cause light snow
to areas along the continental divide, particularly Glacier
National Park. A cooler modified-arctic airmass looks to spill
westward across the Divide and into western Montana Saturday into
Saturday night. 

On Sunday, the upper level pattern begins to transition to
westerly flow. This pattern will allow a plume of moisture to
make its way towards the Northern Rockies. By Sunday afternoon,
many locations across northwest Montana, Clearwater and Idaho
counties should be experiencing widespread precipitation. The
cooler airmass could cause minor travel impacts with light snow
accumulations for much of western Montana, as well as some higher
elevations of central Idaho.

For Monday night through early Wednesday, confidence is
increasing for another shot of widespread precipitation. Some of
the forecast details remain hazy however as models continue to
change their minds with the handling of colder air backed up east
of the Divide. The latest models are no longer showing the cold
air spilling through our area Monday, but remaining east of the
Divide. This is in contrast to yesterday when they showed a
potential overrunning situation with impactful snow for much of
western Montana. If instead warmer air moves in aloft as models
indicate this morning, we could be looking at a complicated wintry
mix situation, mostly for western Montana. If colder air spills
through the area, widespread snow to valley floors is possible. In
summary, confidence is high for a wetter period but low for type
and amount of precipitation. Higher elevations will almost
certainly see several rounds of a few inches of snow, with
possible travel impacts as a result.

Weak ridging over the Northern Rockies should bring quieter
weather midweek, though lingering showers cannot be ruled out
(mostly over the higher terrain). Wet weather could return by late
next week, though forecast confidence is limited at this time as
models are struggling to figure out when and how much the ridge
will flatten to allow wetter weather to reach our doorstep. 

AVIATION...Fog has once again developed in the valleys of
northwest Montana and north central Idaho this morning, especially
at KGPI. The fog will be dense at times, but is anticipated to
start dissipating after 30/1300Z. The low level moisture at KSMN
has lifted to a fairly low stratus deck tonight. This stratus will
linger across valley until early afternoon. KMSO could once again
experience patchy shallow fog during the early morning hours.

&&

.AVIATION...Fog has once again developed in the valleys of
northwest Montana and north central Idaho this morning, especially
at KGPI. The fog will be dense at times, but is anticipated to
start dissipating after 30/1300Z. The low level moisture at KSMN
has lifted to a fairly low stratus deck tonight. This stratus will
linger across valley until early afternoon. KMSO could once again
experience patchy shallow fog during the early morning hours.


&&

.MSO WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MT...None.
ID...None.
&&

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