2 Rounds of Heavy Snow Are Forecasted To Hit MT | 1-3 FEET of Snow Through Saturday

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
PINK= Winter Storm Warning. PURPLE= Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Montana. It is in effect through Saturday afternoon at 5:00pm. This storm will entail a prolonged period of heavy snowfall and extremely cold temperatures. Two rounds of snow are expected to impact the state, the first will persist through this evening and then the second moves in Friday Morning and lasts through Saturday Evening.

1-3 FEET of Snow Through Saturday In Montana.

7 day snowfall totals are looking HUGE for Montana. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

Extremely cold temperatures are expected to accompany this extended period of snowfall, so snow is expected to fall at all elevations.

Additional Storm Info:

Extended period of cold temperatures. Image: NOAA Great Falls, MT
Long duration snowfall event on tap. Image: NOAA Great Falls, MT

Montana: 1-3 FEET of Snow In The Mountains Through Saturday

* Total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches
  expected in the foothills, with 1 to 3 feet 
  expected in the mountains.
- NOAA Great Falls, MT
Prepare for hazardous travel. Image: NOAA Missoula, MT
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

MT Winter Storm Warning:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
349 AM MST Thu Dec 28 2017

Northern Rocky Mountain Front-Southern Rocky Mountain Front-
Including the following locations Logan Pass, Marias Pass,
Browning, Heart Butte, Bynum, Choteau, and Augusta

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult. Total
 snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches expected in the foothills,
 with 1 to 3 feet expected in the mountains.

* WHERE...Northern Rocky Mountain Front and Southern Rocky
 Mountain Front.

* WHEN...Until 5 PM MST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
 visibility at times. Cold wind chills as low as 30 below zero
 will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed
 skin.

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