NOAA: Snow Is On Tap For The Montana Foothills Thursday – Friday Morning | 2-5″ of Snow Above 5,000ft

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Big Sky Resort, MT on Monday. Image: Big Sky Resort

A Canadian cold front is forecasted to move into Montana today and persist into the weekend. This will mix with a spirt of precipitation and result in snowfall for the Montana mountains and foothills. The majority of the of the precipitation is expected to fall on Thursday.

2-5″ of Snow Above 5,000ft Thursday – Friday Morning.

7 day snowfall totals. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

Snow levels are forecasted to hover between 4,000ft and 5,000ft, but the heaviest snow accumulations will be at elevations greater than 5,000ft.

Additional Storm Totals:

Snow is possible towards the end of the work week. Image: NOAA Billings, MT
Snow is on the way Thursday – Friday. Image: NOAA Missoula, MT

Montana: 2-5″ of Snow Above 5,000ft Thursday – Friday Morning

* Snowfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches are possible over the higher 
  elevation by Friday morning.
- NOAA, Today
A Canadian cold front moves into MT Today and will deliver some mountain snow. Image: NOAA Great Falls, MT
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA

The 6-10 day outlook is calling for below average temperatures and above average precipitation in Montana.

Heavy mountain snowfall. Image: SnowBrains

Hazardous Weather Outlook For Montana:

Hazardous Weather Outlook...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Billings MT
103 AM MDT Wed Sep 26 2018

Red Lodge Foothills-Beartooth Foothills-
Absaroka/Beartooth Mountains-Crazy Mountains-
Northeast Bighorn Mountains-

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
Montana and north central Wyoming.

* WHAT... High elevation snow.

* WHERE...Beartooth/Absaroka...Crazy and Big Horn Mountains

* WHEN...Mainly Thursday night into early Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snowfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches are
  possible over the higher elevation by Friday morning.

* ADDITIONAL HAZARD CONCERNS...Locations like the Beartooth Pass on
  US Highway 212 and US Highway 14 in the Big Horns could see
  slushy roadways Thursday night and Friday morning.

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