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Flash Flood Threat Shifts to Florida; Snowy in the Northern Plains; Fire Danger in the West

Showers and thunderstorms may produce flash flooding in northern and central Florida into Tuesday; and gusty winds and hail are also possible across the area Sunday. A strong cold front will bring below average temperatures and wintry precipitation to the northern High Plains. Elevated fire weather conditions are expected across parts of the Northwest and southern California. Read More >

       

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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.