NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory Monday for Montana | Record Lows and 6″ Snow Today for Big Sky Resort

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Snowfall probability. Credit: NOAA

The NOAA has issued a winter weather advisory for areas of Montana, with snowfall and record low temperatures. Big Sky Resort could benefit from up to 6″ fresh snow today.

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7-day Big Sky forecast. Credit: NOAA

On Sunday, both Bozeman (8ºF) and Dillon (10ºF) set new daily record lows for October 27th, breaking records going back almost a century.

An Arctic cold front will push south through north-central
Montana this morning and southwest Montana this afternoon,
bringing a shift to northerly winds and a period of snow along
with some blowing snow and falling temperatures later today. Snow
decreases late this afternoon through tonight as temperatures
fall through the teens and single digits with winds chill values
tonight as cold as zero to 10 below zero. Unseasonably cold but
drier conditions continue on Tuesday and Tuesday night before a
slow moderating trend develops later this week.
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Hourly weather data. Credit: NOAA

Heavy snow, up to 1-inch per hour could bring up to 10″ at higher elevations. Insane wind chills of -35ºF could cause frostbite to exposed skin in as little as 10-minutes! Bridger Bowl could also see significant snowfall today.


* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5
  inches at lower elevations, with 5 to 10 inches in the
  mountains and over mountain passes. Winds gusting as high as
  40 mph.

* WHERE...Madison and Gallatin Counties.

* WHEN...From 9 AM Monday to 3 AM MDT Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be difficult. Areas of blowing snow
  could significantly reduce visibility. The dangerously cold
  wind chills as low as 35 below zero could cause frostbite on
  exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snowfall rates could approach 1 inch per
  hour for a period of time late Monday morning or early Monday
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Storm snow totals. Credit: NWS

Big Sky Resort has already seen a number of decent storms already this season, with accumulating snow. They received 5″ over the weekend, for a total of 45″ for October already, with more expected over the next 24-hours.

Big Sky Resort is scheduled to open on November 28th, and with the snow already fallen and more in the forecast, opening day might just be one to remember!

GEM 5-Day Snowfall Forecast Model:

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GEM 5-day snowfall forecast model. Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Other Info:

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Storm totals. Credit: NWS
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