MT Outdoor Podcast: What is the Long-Term Weather Forecast Going to be for Montana? 
By angelamontana

Posted: January 20, 2024

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This week on the Montana Outdoor Podcast your host Downrigger Dale talks with Matthew Rosencrans in the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center. Matthew is the Climate Testbed Director in the Climate Prediction Center and knows a great deal about predicting the weather. In fact, he used to be one of the weather forecasters for the United States Airforce! Over the last few years, the National Weather Services Prediction Team has increased their average accuracy a great deal. So, on average how accurate are they? Click here and listen to the podcast now and find out! Downrigger talked to Matthew about what the weather outlook is for the rest of this winter here in Montana. Rigger and Matthew even went way beyond that and talked about what the weather looks like for the State this spring, summer, and fall. Is it good news or is it not looking so good as far as moisture and drought conditions? Are we in a El Niño or a La Niña? Do you know what those things are? Who named them that? How is the National Weather Service and their team of scientists like Matthew able to predict the weather that far out? No, it is not a crystal ball! How do storms like hurricanes get their names. Rigger and Mr. Rosencrans get into some incredible topics and most all those topics are all about things that will directly affect you! So, click here now and listen to this week’s Montana Outdoor Podcast.

If you would like to learn more about the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center, click here. If you would like to learn more about the weather in your area:

  • For northwestern Montana click here or call (406) 329-4840.
  • For northern and central Montana click here or call (406) 453-2081.
  • For northeastern Montana click here or call (406)228-4042.
  • For southeastern Montana click here or call (406) 652-0851.

As always if you have any suggestions for podcasts topics just click here to send an email to Downrigger Dale

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