Forecast Discussions mentioning any of "ACARS" "MDCRS" "AIRCRAFT" "TAMDAR" "AMDAR" "WVSS" received at GSD on 11/26/20

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
809 PM MST Wed Nov 25 2020 .SYNOPSIS... Scattered snow showers will slowly diminish across the region this evening, as a Pacific cold front exits the area. It turns drier for Thanksgiving Day, along with seasonable temperatures. On Friday, gusty west winds will develop by the late afternoon over the Rocky Mountain Front and northern Plains, with the strong winds continuing into Saturday. && .UPDATE... Fresh snow on the ground and scattering sky condition behind the front favors temperatures a bit colder than originally forecast. Reduced overnight lows, accordingly. Increased max Relative Humidity (RH) values to come in line with max RH values observed during the forecast period. Additionally, fresh moisture at the surface in coincidence with radiational cooling favors areas of patchy fog; so, allowed for the formation and continuation of fog during the overnight hours and into tomorrow morning in some areas. The forecast of all other weather elements is looking good; therefore, no other changes will be made at this time. - Fogleman && .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 520 PM MST Wed Nov 25 2020/ Tonight through Saturday...The Pacific cold front continues to push eastward through the region this afternoon. Northwest to northerly winds behind the front will slowly shift back around to the west overnight. Scattered snow showers will continue to move southeastward through the region. Any new snow accumulations through this evening will generally be less than 1 inch. Drier air moves back into the region tomorrow, with the mostly dry conditions and seasonable temperatures continuing into the weekend. Gusty west winds are forecast to develop on Friday afternoon and then continue into Saturday morning over the Rocky Mountain Front, Cut Bank and Shelby areas. With wind speeds forecast near high wind criteria, a high wind watch has been issued for these regions from Friday afternoon thru Saturday morning. There is the potential the high wind watch could be expanded a bit further east and southward. Sunday through Wednesday...Overall, a fairly quiet weather pattern is expected over our region for late this weekend through the middle portion of next week. Afternoon temperatures will generally be near or just above seasonal normals for most areas. Little to no precipitation is expected, other than a small chance for a mountain shower. Brusda && .AVIATION... 520 PM MST Wed Nov 25 2020 (26/00Z TAF period) North, central and west-central Montana (KCTB, KHVR, KHLN, KGTF) Expect VFR conditions at all airfields throughout this TAF period. Gusty winds are forecast, with low level wind shear conditions included in the KCTB, KHVR and KHLN TAFs. Expect the associated turbulence. Lingering mountain showers are forecast. Expect mountain obscuration and aircraft icing conditions. East-central to southwest Montana (KLWT, KBZN, KEKS) Begin this TAF period with predominant to intermittent MVFR conditions, becoming VFR after 26/03Z to 26/04Z. Gusty winds and low level wind shear conditions are included in the KLWT TAF. Turbulence will impact aviation operations across the central Montana region. Expect mountain snowfall and mountain obscuration. Additionally, icing conditions are forecast. - Fogleman No TAF at KWYS until airport operations resume next spring. Refer to for more detailed regional aviation weather and hazard information. && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... GTF 23 41 30 49 / 20 0 0 0 CTB 17 37 29 44 / 20 0 0 0 HLN 24 41 23 45 / 20 10 0 0 BZN 14 36 12 40 / 40 10 0 0 WYS 4 23 2 28 / 80 10 0 0 DLN 13 32 12 36 / 30 0 0 0 HVR 21 36 25 43 / 20 0 0 0 LWT 21 38 24 49 / 30 10 0 0 && .TFX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... High Wind Watch from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning Eastern Glacier...Northern Rocky Mountain Front...Southern Rocky Mountain Front...Toole. && $$