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An Unsettled Weekend For The West

A large and strong Pacific storm system will impact a good portion of the West this weekend. Heavy rain, widespread mountain snow, gusty winds and a variety of marine related hazards are likely. The heavy rain threat may result in some flash flooding today and Saturday across north-central portions of California and southwestern Oregon, especially near recent and vulnerable burn scar areas. Read More >


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Our Mission

The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community.


It is accomplished by providing warnings and forecasts of hazardous weather, including thunderstorms, flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, winter weather, tsunamis, and climate events. The NWS is the sole United States official voice for issuing warnings during life-threatening weather situations.

Our Staff

Meteorologist in Charge Tanja Fransen
Warning Coordination Meteorologist Patrick Gilchrist
Science and Operations Officer Thomas Clemmons
Observation Program Leader Brian Burleson
Electronic Systems Analyst Craig Paju
Information Technology Officer Ross Allen
Office Administration Jeanie Anthony
Lead Forecasters
Ruth Ann Ebert
Greg Forrester
Cory Mottice
Ted Jamba
Felix Castro
Grant Hicks
Brad Mickelson
Richard Maliawco
Brandon Bigelbach
Mark Avery
Virginia Rux
Hydrometeorological Technicians
Rex Morgan


Electronics Technicians
Phil Davis
Mark Siverly

About the Area

COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION: Glasgow, Montana is located along the Milk River in the "Big Sky Country" of northeast Montana. Population of the small, friendly, rolling high plains community is 3,500. Glasgow is the county seat for Valley County. Glasgow is a hub community for business and agriculture with a railroad history that dates back to the 1887 arrival of the Great Northern Railroad. This most northern of US rail routes runs parallel to US Highway 2, and as a consequence the entire region of northeast Montana is referred to as the "Hi-line".

CLIMATE: Glasgow is virtually smog and fog free. The Glasgow climate has abundant sunshine, low relative humidity, moderate winds and pronounced temperature extremes. Annual rainfall is 11.66 inches, with most of precipitation falling during the late spring, summer and early fall growing season.  Normal snowfall is 34.8 inches, but the record was 108.6" in 2010-2011.  

STATION PROGRAM: WFO Glasgow provides 24 hour forecast and warning services for a twelve county area, which includes the Fort Peck Reservation. They issue aviation forecasts for Glasgow, Wolf Point, Sidney and Glendive, manage a cooperative observational program with 76 sites, and takes twice-daily upper-air soundings.