The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Storm Watches, and Winter Weather Advisories for Montana. Two storms are forecasted to impact the state. The first of which, will persist throughout the day today. Then, the second moves in Thursday Morning and will linger through Friday Morning.
3-6″ of Snow Through Tonight.
1-2 FEET of Snow Thursday Morning – Friday Morning.
Very cold temperatures are forecasted to accompany these storms, so accumulating snowfall is forecasted to occur at all elevations.
Additional Storm Info:
Montana Storm #1: 3-6″ of Snow Through Tonight
* Total snowfall accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. - NOAA Billings, MT
Montana Storm #2: 1-2 FEET of Snow Thursday Morning – Friday Morning
* Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches at lower elevations, with localized amounts up to 23 inches, are possible. - NOAA Great Falls, MT
MT Storm #2 Winter Storm Watch:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Great Falls MT 951 AM MST Wed Jan 10 2018 Northern Rocky Mountain Front- Including the following locations Logan Pass, Marias Pass, Browning, and Heart Butte ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON... ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... * WHAT...Very cold wind chills today. Expect wind chills to range from 20 below zero to 25 below zero. Heavy snow possible Thursday and Thursday night. Travel will be very difficult to impossible, including during the evening commute on Thursday. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches at lower elevations, with localized amounts up to 23 inches, are possible. * WHERE...Northern Rocky Mountain Front. * WHEN...For the Wind Chill Advisory, until 5 PM MST this afternoon. For the Winter Storm Watch, from Thursday morning through Friday morning. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Significant reductions in visibility are possible.