NOAA: Winter Storm Warning for Montana Tues-Wed | 3-8″ of Snow Forecast

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Pin = Big Sky ski resort. PINK = Winter Storm Warning.
Pin = Big Sky ski resort. PINK = Winter Storm Warning.

NOAA just upgraded western Montana’s Winter Storm Watch to a Winter Storm Warning this will be in effect from 5pm on Tuesday until 11pm Wednesday.

This storm has excellent timing since Big Sky ski resort will be opening on Thursday.  Opening day powder day, anyone?

NOAA is forecasting 3-8″ of snow with this storm:

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 8 INCHES. - NOAA Great Falls, MT today
Snow forecast map for Montana. YELLOW = 6-8" of snow.
Snow forecast map for Montana. YELLOW = 6-8″ of snow.  image:  noaa, today

WINTER STORM WARNING for MONTANA:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
1244 PM MST MON NOV 23 2015

BEAVERHEAD-MADISON-GALLATIN-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BIG HOLE PASS...
CHIEF JOSEPH PASS...DILLON...MONIDA PASS...ENNIS...NORRIS HILL...
RAYNOLDS PASS...TWIN BRIDGES...BATTLE RIDGE PASS...BOZEMAN...
BOZEMAN PASS...TARGHEE PASS...WEST YELLOWSTONE

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM TUESDAY TO 11 PM MST
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
5 PM TUESDAY TO 11 PM MST WEDNESDAY.

* LOCATIONS...BIG HOLE PASS...CHIEF JOSEPH PASS...DILLON...
  MONIDA PASS...ENNIS...NORRIS HILL...RAYNOLDS PASS...TWIN
  BRIDGES... BATTLE RIDGE PASS...BOZEMAN...BOZEMAN PASS...
  TARGHEE PASS...WEST YELLOWSTONE.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN ACROSS SOUTHWEST MONTANA BY TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH SLIPPERY ROADS AND
  REDUCED VISIBILITY IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ALONG WITH WIND
  CHILL VALUES CAPABLE OF PRODUCING FROSTBITE IN A SHORT
  TIMEFRAME.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* WEB PAGE: TO SEE A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THIS HAZARD
  PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB PAGE AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS
  TAB.

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