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 202031 ESFTFX MTZ008>015-044>055-220000- HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT 230 PM MDT SUN APR 20 2014 ...WARMER TEMPERATURES EARLY THIS WEEK TO BE FOLLOWED BY THE POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION AND RAIN ON SNOWPACK BY MID WEEK... WARMER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED EARLY THIS WEEK BEFORE A PERIOD OF COOLER AND WETTER CONDITIONS BY THE MIDDLE TO LATER PART OF THE WEEK. AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES THROUGH TUESDAY WILL CLIMB INTO THE 60S AT LOWER ELEVATIONS AND INTO THE 40S AND 50S IN THE MOUNTAINS. OVERNIGHT LOWS AT MID-ELEVATIONS WILL REMAIN ABOVE FREEZING EACH NIGHT. THIS WILL CAUSE AN INCREASE IN MOUNTAIN SNOWMELT WITH RISING WATER LEVELS ANTICIPATED ON CREEKS...SMALL STREAMS AND RIVERS. A PERIOD OF WETTER CONDITIONS IS EXPECTED BY MID TO LATE WEEK. AT THE ONSET OF PRECIPITATION ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON...SNOW LEVELS BETWEEN 7500 AND 8500 FEET INDICATE THAT RAIN MAY FALL ON TOP OF MOUNTAIN SNOWPACK AND INCREASE THE RATE OF SNOWMELT. WITH COOLER AIR MOVING IN WEDNESDAY...PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO ALL SNOW AND REMAIN SNOW THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. RESIDENTS ALONG RIVERS...STREAMS...AND CREEKS SHOULD PREPARE FOR RISING WATER LEVELS...AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION IF WATERWAYS EXCEED BANKFULL. $$