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Saturday December 30, 2017

Assignment: Predict the 24 hr minimum temperature (deg F) for Cut Bank, MT (KCTB)

The core of the extreme cold air mass is over the northern Plains and northern Rockies. Many sites have high temperature forecasts that are almost 40 F below average. Let's forecast Saturday's minimum temperature for Cut Bank, Montana, as there are a couple of interesting questions. It's expected to snow most of the day and then decrease, and cloud cover may also decrease before the end of the contest day (0600 UTC, or 11 pm MST). So at about what time would you expect the Tmin to occur? And do you think snow cover would tend to increase or decrease the Tmin?

Forecasts for Cut Bank, MT (KCTB)
Forecaster Tmin, deg F (error) Comment Day Score