NOAA: Winter Storm Watch Issued For MT | 12-16″ of Snow Tonight – Wednesday Night

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

The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Watches & Winter Weather Advisories for Montana. They are in effect from this afternoon through late Wednesday night. A cold front is expected to accompany the arrival of this storm, which will allow for accumulating snowfall to occur at all elevations.

12-16″ of Snow Tonight – Wednesday Night In Montana.

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

Colder temperatures are expected to accompany this storm, which will allow for accumulating snowfall to occur at all elevations.

Additional Storm Info:

Snow this afternoon – tomorrow. Image: NOAA Billings, MT
Snow totals tonight – tomorrow. Image: NOAA Great Falls, MT

Montana: 12-16″ of Snow Tonight – Wednesday Night

* Total snow accumulations up to 12 inches, with
  localized amounts up to 16 inches possible.
- NOAA Billings, MT
Accumulating snowfall for MT. Image: NOAA Billings, MT
High winds in MT today. Image: NOAA Billings, MT
Snow to end the work week. Image: NOAA
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 Billings MT
411 AM MST Tue Jan 9 2018

Absaroka/Beartooth Mountains-Crazy Mountains-
Including the locations of Cooke City

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible.

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

* WHEN...From late this afternoon through Wednesday evening.

* Snowfall...Total snow accumulations up to 12 inches, with
 localized amounts up to 16 inches possible.

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