Arctic Cold & Heavy Snowfall On Tap For Montana | 8-12+” of Snow Today – Friday Morning

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
BLUE= Winter Storm Watch. PURPLE= Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Montana. It’s in effect from late this afternoon through early Friday morning. Heavy snowfall and arctic cold temperatures are expected to impact the area. If you’re looking for some blower pow turns in the next few days, you’re going to want to head to Montana.

8-12+” of Snow Today – Friday Morning In Montana.

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

Snow is expected to fall at all elevations, but the heaviest accumulations are forecasted to occur in the backcountry mountains. 

Additional Storm Info:

Winter Storm on tap for MT. Image: NOAA Great Falls, MT
Snowfall totals. Image: NOAA Great Falls, MT

Montana: 8-12+” of Snow Today – Friday Morning

* Total snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches 
  are possible. Snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet
  are possible over backcountry mountain terrain.
- NOAA Great Falls, MT
Snowfall totals. Image: NOAA Billings, MT
Artic cold front. Image: NOAA Missoula, MT
Winter driving conditions are expected to impact the area. Image: NOAA Missoula, MT
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

MT Winter Storm Watch:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT

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

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 3 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT
FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Snow and blowing snow today. Snow, heavy at times,
  possible tonight through Friday morning. Total snow
  accumulations of 8 to 12 inches are possible. Snow accumulations
  of 1 to 2 feet are possible over backcountry mountain terrain.

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

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 3 PM MST this
  afternoon. For the Winter Storm Watch, from this afternoon
  through Friday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. In
  addition, some reductions to visibility are likely. Winds
  gusting as high as 50 mph will cause blowing and drifting snow.
  Travel could be very difficult at times. The cold wind chills
  as low as 25 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in
  as little as 30 minutes.

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