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Current Conditions

  • 23°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SE 4 mph
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 19°
  • Pressure: 30.15 in. -
  • Heat Index: 18

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Snow
  • High: 36 °
  • Low: 19 °
  • Snow
  • Saturday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 34 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Sunday
  • Rain
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Rain
  • Monday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 19 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Butte, Montana

Updated: 8:00 PM MST on December 18, 2014

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of snow in the afternoon. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 5F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 18F with a windchill as low as 9F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of snow, then snow in the afternoon. High of 36F with a windchill as low as 9F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with snow in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Low of 19F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of snow in the afternoon. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 18F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 28F with a windchill as low as 12F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with rain. High of 43F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 30F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 39F with a windchill as low as 25F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 40% .

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 19F with a windchill as low as 12F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 43F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 14F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 9F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 3 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 1F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 14F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

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

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 1F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

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

  • Monday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 14F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: BTL/LAO, Butte, MT

Updated: 11:26 PM MST

Temperature: 23.7 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Kelley Mine Yard, Butte, MT

Updated: 11:24 PM MST

Temperature: 29.6 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: West at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 11:18 PM MST

Temperature: 34.4 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: East at 20.0 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Triangle Anaconda, Anaconda, MT

Updated: 11:25 PM MST

Temperature: 32.1 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: SSW at 9.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: goosetown 2, Anaconda, MT

Updated: 11:21 PM MST

Temperature: 31.0 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS GALENA MT US, Boulder, MT

Updated: 10:47 PM MST

Temperature: 27 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: WSW at 6 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion



AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
258 PM MST THU DEC 18 2014

.DISCUSSION...

SNOW CURRENTLY FALLING IN WESTERN MONTANA WILL BE DECREASING THIS
EVENING AS DRIER AIR MOVES IN. LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS ARE STILL
POSSIBLE FOR COUNTIES ALONG THE DIVIDE.

THE BREAK IN PRECIPITATION WILL BE SHORT-LIVED AS THE NEXT IN A
SERIES OF SYSTEMS MOVES INTO NORTH CENTRAL IDAHO AND WESTERN
MONTANA FRIDAY MORNING. PASSES SUCH AS LOOKOUT, LOLO, LOST TRAIL,
AND MARIAS WILL BE THE MOST AFFECTED, AS THEY ARE EXPECTED TO SEE
2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW. TRAVELERS OVER THESE PASSES SHOULD LEAVE
ENOUGH TIME AND PREPARE FOR SLICK/SLUSHY CONDITIONS. THE FLATHEAD,
MISSOULA, AND BITTERROOT VALLEYS SHOULD BE WARM ENOUGH FOR
PRECIPITATION TO MELT AND FALL AS LIGHT RAIN.

A VERY MOIST ATMOSPHERIC RIVER EVENT STILL LOOKS LIKELY BEGINNING
LATE SATURDAY THROUGH EARLY MONDAY ACROSS THE REGION, WITH
HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS EXPECTED FOR CENTRAL IDAHO, THE BOB
MARSHALL THROUGH THE GLACIER REGION, AND MOUNTAIN PASSES ALONG THE
MONTANA/IDAHO BORDER. THE EVENT WILL BEGIN AS HEAVY WET SNOW WITH
COLDER AIR IN PLACE SATURDAY, BUT WILL LIKELY TRANSITION OVER TO
HEAVY RAIN SUNDAY WITH SNOW LEVELS RISING FROM THE SOUTHWEST TO
THE NORTHEAST TO AROUND 5000-6000 FT. IT IS STILL UNCERTAIN HOW
QUICKLY THE SNOW LEVELS WILL INCREASE, WHICH COULD DRAMATICALLY
CHANGE THE AMOUNT OF SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED FOR MOUNTAIN
PASSES. LOLO, LOOKOUT, LOST TRAIL, AND MARIAS PASSES COULD SEE 4
TO 12 INCHES OF WET SNOW. ONCE THE SNOW SWITCHES OVER TO HEAVY
RAIN, THIS COULD RESULT IN VERY SLUSHY AND SLIPPERY TRAVEL FOR
UNCLEARED ROADS, IN ADDITION TO A RISK OF ROCK AND MUD SLIDES
PARTICULARLY FOR HIGHWAY 12 AND 14 IN IDAHO. PONDING OF WATER ON
ROADWAYS COULD ALSO BE POSSIBLE FOR RELATIVELY LOW-LYING AREAS AND
SHOULD BE AVOIDED DURING TRAVEL. 

THE FLOW RETURNS TO MORE NORTHWESTERLY TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY,
WHICH WILL ALLOW SNOW LEVELS TO LOWER ONCE AGAIN, AT LEAST TO
PASS LEVELS. HOWEVER DURING THIS TIME FRAME THE HEAVIEST
PRECIPITATION SHOULD BE ON THE DOWNWARD TREND. FORECAST MODELS
CONTINUE TO SHOW A MUCH COLDER PATTERN SETTING UP AROUND
CHRISTMAS, PARTICULARLY FOR THE WEEKEND FOLLOWING. HOWEVER,
CONFIDENCE IN POSSIBLE SNOW FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY REMAINS LOW.
THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FORECAST MODELS IN TERMS
OF PRECIPITATION, SO STAY TUNED!

&&

.AVIATION...LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS AT KGPI AND THROUGHOUT THE AREA WILL
COME TO AN END THIS EVENING. LOW CLOUD DECKS AND TERRAIN
OBSCURATIONS WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE REGION. WINDS REMAIN LIGHT AS
THE NEXT ROUND OF PRECIPITATION BEGINS TO MOVE IN FROM THE WEST
TOMORROW MORNING. KGPI WILL AGAIN BE THE FIRST TO SEE MEASURABLE
LIGHT RAIN BEGINNING AROUND 19/1500Z, AND LATER IN THE DAY FOR
OTHER TAF SITES.


&&

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

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