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Re: Current weather?

Postby Ear Mountain » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:07 am

The forecast for clearing air did not prove true. Was very smoky (actually worse) on Saturday and the webcams show plenty of smoke on Sunday morning.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby Ear Mountain » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:10 am

Just noted that there are now (Sunday 8/12/2018) several fires during in the park. Here's an article from KRTV.
http://www.krtv.com/story/38866502/several-fires-burning-in-glacier-national-park
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Re: Current weather?

Postby daveparker » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:42 pm

We are a 100% over here on Sunday than it has been for the last week, light breeze in the mid 70's today and no smoke visible from the house here.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:56 am

I drove over to the East side Saturday. I hiked up to the Hidden Lake overlook.
Smoke everywhere as far as you could see. That's the bad news.

The good news is that it appears we'll get some decent rainfall tonight through Monday.
We got a little rain overnight here in Whitefish.

Here are two forecast discussions. The first is for the West side area; the second is for the East Side.

WEST SIDE

National Weather Service Missoula MT
341 AM MDT Sun Aug 26 2018

.DISCUSSION...The first wave is moving through the region early
this morning and has resulted in clouds, showers and milder
temperatures. Looking upstream, clouds are breaking up a bit
causing temperatures to cool steadily. This trend is likely to
continue into western Montana this morning. Expect partial
sunshine this morning for some areas before clouds start to move
in by this afternoon ahead of a more robust wave. Rain is likely
to develop across central Idaho and then spread eastward into
western Montana later on. Some locations could get warmer than
forecast if the rain holds off longer and there are more breaks in
the clouds. When analyzing models for any thunderstorm potential
there is some question on if there will be enough instability for
good vertical growth. The forecast points to a few storms near
Lost Trail Pass and Lemhi County towards Butte. The latest run of
the HRRR weather model suggests that there could be a few weak
storms over the Whitefish, Swan and Lewis and Clark mountain
ranges.

Cool temperatures and widespread rain remain in the forecast for
Monday. Idaho and Clearwater counties are likely to see
widespread rain amounts of 0.50 inches and around 1.00 inches in
the higher terrain during Monday. Western Montana and Lemhi County
are forecast to receive widespread rain amounts more than 0.30
inches and over 0.50 inches in the terrain by late Monday. Snow
levels down to 7000 feet can be planned for with snow
accumulations likely near 8000 feet.

Many places may have a cool morning on Tuesday, but the potential
for fog may keep places like Missoula warmer. Drier conditions
and a warming trend will begin on Tuesday and lasts through
Thursday. The general consensus is for another weather system
during the end of the week or during the weekend, but details
change with each model run keeping confidence low.


EAST SIDE FORECAST

National Weather Service Great Falls MT
600 AM MDT Sun Aug 26 2018

...Updated Aviation Section...

.SYNOPSIS...

A potent storm system will bring below normal temperatures and
precipitation to Southwest and North Central Montana today through
Tuesday. Monday will be the coolest day of the upcoming week,
with daytime temperatures struggling into the 40s to mid 50s. This
storm system will be cold enough to produce snow in the
mountains, generally above 5500 feet.

&&

.DISCUSSION...

Today through Tuesday night...main forecast concern over this
timeframe is precipitation amounts/coverage/type and temperatures.

A potent storm system will begin to affect the Northern Rockies
today, with lingering effects into the morning hours on Tuesday.
Expansive H500 troughing pattern will be in place to begin the day
across the western halves of the CONUS and Canada, with the primary
through axis as of 12z Sunday extending south along the Canadian/US
Rockies. A strong 80+ kt jet off of the British Columbia coast this
morning will then dive southeast into the Intermountain
West/Northern Great Basin by Monday morning. Scattered to numerous
showers and thunderstorms are expected across far eastern portions
of the CWA and along the Continental Divide today, with
precipitation expanding in areal coverage this evening and during
the day on Monday as synoptic scale ascent increases with the
approach of the aforementioned speed maximum. Strong cold air
advection, evaporative cooling, and expansive cloud cover during the
day on Monday will keep high temperatures across Southwest and North
Central Montana some 20 to nearly 35 degrees below normal. Due to
the strong cold air advection and dynamic cooling, precipitation in
the form of a rain/snow mix or snow is expected for elevations
generally above 5500ft tonight and into the morning hours on
Tuesday. Several inches of snowfall are possible above 5500ft, with
amounts potentially approaching 3 to 6 inches above 8000ft. These
snowfall amounts will be highly dependent on snowfall intensity and
timing (better accumulations during the evening through early
morning hours). Precipitation will gradually decrease in intensity
and coverage from west to east Monday evening and into the morning
hours on Tuesday, with temperatures warming into the 60s and low 70s
on Tuesday. The main point that I really want to emphasis is that
Monday will be a raw day. Those working or planning to recreate
outdoors Sunday night through Monday night need to be prepared for
adverse conditions, which include but are not limited to: slippery
terrain due to falling rain/snow and the potential for hypothermia
due to falling wind chills/wet conditions. - Moldan

Wednesday through Sunday....fast moving disturbances with temporary
periods of zonal flow are expected over this timeframe, which will
lead to additional chances for precipitation and temperatures near
normal to slightly below normal. In addition, breezy conditions are
also expected, especially during the afternoon/evening hours of
Wednesday through Friday, as the H700 flow becomes westerly at 30 to
nearly 50 kts. - Moldan

&&
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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:34 pm

I wonder if those who began long backpacks are prepared for this weather coming tonight?
Weather like this is not rare for this time of year.

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Missoula MT
237 PM MDT Sun Aug 26 2018

.DISCUSSION...Shower activity will increase across the Northern
Rockies later this afternoon into the evening hours as an upper
level disturbance drops southward out of British Columbia. Rainfall
will become more widespread overnight through Monday morning.
Precipitation will become showery once again Monday afternoon and
evening as the system begins to exit overnight into Tuesday
morning. Precipitation amounts across Idaho and Clearwater
counties will range between 0.50 inches and around 1.00 inches,
with the higher amounts expected across the higher terrain.
Western Montana and Lemhi County valleys should expected to see
rain amounts closer to 0.30 inches to around half inch by late
Monday.

Snow levels will crash down to 6,000 feet in Glacier National
Park and the Flathead National Forest. Elsewhere, snow levels will
hoover closer to 7,000 to 7,500 feet. A Winter Weather Advisory
has been issued for elevations above 6,000 feet in Glacier
National Park and the Whitefish, Livingston, Lewis, and Flathead
Mountain Ranges. Snowfall accumulations of 3-6" above 7,000 feet
will be possible, with lesser amounts closer to 6,000 feet. Those
with plans to journey into the backcountry should prepare for raw
and snowy conditions above 6,000 feet in these areas tonight
through Monday mid day.

Many locations will have a cool morning Tuesday, with the
potential for fog to develop in many valley locations across
western Montana. A drying and warming trend is expected Tuesday
through Thursday. Seasonal temperatures will return by Wednesday
afternoon. Model guidance continues to hint at the potential for
another weak disturbance near the end of the week into next
weekend. Aside from showers and gusty winds on Thursday/Friday,
details a bit unclear. Active and occasionally wet weather pattern
expected into the following week as well.


And on the EAST Side

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
251 PM MDT Sun Aug 26 2018

MTZ009-048-270900-
/O.NEW.KTFX.WW.Y.0105.180827T0600Z-180827T1800Z/
Northern Rocky Mountain Front-Southern Rocky Mountain Front-
251 PM MDT Sun Aug 26 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
NOON MDT MONDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET...

* WHAT...Wet snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 2
inches, with localized amounts up to 8 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Northern Rocky Mountain Front and Southern Rocky
Mountain Front above 6000 Feet.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to noon MDT Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Unseasonably cold and raw conditions will
make touring and backcountry recreation difficult.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby indiana hiker » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:13 am

I see rain and SNOW on today's (8/27) webcams from the park.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:55 pm

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
245 PM MDT Fri Sep 28 2018


MTZ009-048-290845-
/O.NEW.KTFX.WW.Y.0107.180929T1200Z-180930T2100Z/
Northern Rocky Mountain Front-Southern Rocky Mountain Front-
Including the following locations: Logan Pass, Marias Pass,
Browning, Heart Butte, Bynum, Choteau, and Augusta
245 PM MDT Fri Sep 28 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SATURDAY TO 3 PM
MDT SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches,
with localized amounts over 12 inches, are expected.


* WHERE...Northern Rocky Mountain Front and Southern Rocky
Mountain Front.

* WHEN...From 6 AM Saturday to 3 PM MDT Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions over
mountain passes. Expect reduced visibilities.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads
and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The
latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be
obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:05 pm

Some major snow coming early.


b]Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
745 PM MDT Mon Oct 1 2018

MTZ009-021345-
/O.CON.KTFX.WS.W.0014.181002T0900Z-181003T1800Z/
Northern Rocky Mountain Front-
Including the following locations: Logan Pass, Marias Pass,
Browning, and Heart Butte
745 PM MDT Mon Oct 1 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TUESDAY TO
NOON MDT WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Snow may mix or change to freezing
drizzle or freezing rain Tuesday afternoon or evening. Total
snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with localized amounts up
to 24 inches at ridgetops, are expected. Total snowfall
accumulations at Logan Pass of 18 to 22 inches, with 5 to 8
inches at Marias Pass, are expected.


* WHERE...Northern Rocky Mountain Front.

* WHEN...From 3 AM Tuesday to noon MDT Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions.
Expect significant reductions in visibility at times. Those with
outdoor interests should be prepared for adverse winter
conditions...or consider delaying plans. Some impacts to
livestock possible.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby teapot57 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:19 am

I know Calgary isn’t the Park, but the same weather system is moving through, and we woke up to 12 inches of snow this morning and it should continue to snow for the rest of the day. We did not have much of a Fall this year. We went from smoke to cold, and now it seems to officially be winter.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:44 am

We got some snow in West Glacier.
Check out web cams
https://www.nps.gov/glac/learn/photosmu ... ebcams.htm
Gotta work some today but will try for some pics later in the day.

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