Weather for Lewistown, Montana
Lat: 47.06N, Lon: 109.43W
Wx Zone: MTZ051 CWA Used: TFX
Montana Drought Monitor
The Montana Drought monitor is a subset of the United States Monitor, issued every Thursday morning, based on drought conditions the previous Tuesday. The map below shows the current drought level around the state, and the percent of Montana land area in each drought level compared to the previous week.
Read an explanation of the drought intensities and what they mean.
Montana Hydrologic Information Statement
Note that if drought conditions are not being experienced, or in the case of river flooding or heavy rain, this statement may be used to indicate river flows or flood potential.
000 FGUS75 KTFX 092021 ESFTFX MTZ008>015-044>055-102300- HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT 230 PM MDT SUN MAR 9 2014 ...ANOTHER ROUND OF MOISTURE WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA MONDAY WITH WARMING TEMPERATURES RETURNING THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK. THIS WILL CONTINUE THE HEIGHTENED POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING IN AREAS OF POOR DRAINAGE OVER NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA DUE TO SNOWMELT AND ADD TO ALREADY HIGH WATER LEVELS AND FLOOD IMPACTS OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MONTANA... MOISTURE WILL STREAM OVER THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE AND INTO THE AREA ON MONDAY AND HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE RAIN AT THE LOWER ELEVATIONS ALONG WITH SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. RAPIDLY WARMING TEMPERATURES WILL RETURN TO THE AREA TUESDAY WITH TEMPERATURES WELL ABOVE SEASONAL AVERAGES WEDNESDAY AND THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK. THIS SCENARIO COULD PRODUCE ANOTHER ROUND OF SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN PRONE AREAS AND ADD TO THE WATER ALREADY MOVING DOWNSTREAM IN FLOODED LOCATIONS. $$