NOAA has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Montana today that began at midnight last night.
This Winter Storm Warning calls for 8-15″ of new snow.
This is the second Winter Storm Warning of winter 2016/17. The first one was also issued in Montana.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 8 INCHES IN EASTERN GLACIER COUNTY WITH 8 TO 15 INCHES IN WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY. HIGHEST AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED ABOVE 5000 FEET. - NOAA Great Falls, MT today
There are also multiple Winter Storm Watches issued in Montana today that are calling for 4-7″ of snow in the mountains.
St. Mary in Glacier National Park, MT has already seen 12″ of snow as of 8am MST today!
“No mountains visible this morning, but we have a good foot of snow at St Mary. And it is still coming down. Yahoo!” – Glacier National Park, MT today
10″ of snow reported at Marias Pass, MT today at 8am MST today.
“Anywhere from 4 to 6 inches has been reported by sensors in the higher elevations across Glacier National Park Up to 10 inches so far near#MariasPass.” – NOAA Missoua, MT today
WINTER STORM WARNING for MONTANA:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT 343 AM MDT MON OCT 10 2016 NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-EASTERN GLACIER- INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS... LOGAN PASS...CUT BANK ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT... * LOCATIONS...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...LOGAN PASS...CUT BANK. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 8 INCHES IN EASTERN GLACIER COUNTY WITH 8 TO 15 INCHES IN WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY. HIGHEST AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED ABOVE 5000 FEET. * VISIBILITY...VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES IN AREAS OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. * TIMING...LIGHT SNOW CONTINUES TODAY WITH OCCASIONAL PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW...ESPECIALLY MONDAY MORNING. THE SNOW WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH IN INTENSITY ON MONDAY EVENING. * IMPACTS...HUNTERS...HIKERS...AND OTHERS WITH OUTDOOR INTERESTS SHOULD PREPARE FOR WINTER CONDITIONS...OR DELAY OUTDOOR PLANS UNTIL WEATHER IMPROVES. THOSE DRIVING ON MOUNTAIN PASSES SHOULD ALSO PREPARE FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. * WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.