NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory for Montana | 3-6″ of Snow Forecast Tues-Wed

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Big Sky, MT photo: big sky
Big Sky, MT photo: big sky

NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Montana tomorrow and Tuesday that includes Big Sky ski resort.

Big Sky opened early for one day yesterday after getting 30″ of snow last week.  Big Sky is scheduled to open daily on November 26th.

This storm advisory begins at 5pm on Tuesday and goes for 24 hours.

PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory that is all over Montana for Tuesday and WEdnesday.
PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory that is all over Montana for Tuesday and WEdnesday.

Snow totals are forecast to be in the 3-6″ range in the mountains.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW IN THE VALLEYS AND 3
  TO 6 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS. - NOAA Great Falls, MT
image: noaa
image: noaa

Big Sky just published that historical El Nino snow information for Big Sky shows that El Nino has been good for Big Sky:

“El Nino, Who? Of the 33 years of snow data collected at Big Sky Resort 10 of those years have been El Nino. 60% of these El Nino years have been above average or average snow fall. Based on this week, we are off to a great start. Powder to the People.” – Big Sky

Boom.

Big Sky during their one day opening yesterday
Big Sky during their one day opening yesterday

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for MONTANA:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
336 AM MST SUN NOV 8 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM MONDAY TO 5 PM MST
TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM MONDAY
TO 5 PM MST TUESDAY.

* LOCATIONS...BIG HOLE PASS...CHIEF JOSEPH PASS...DILLON...
  MONIDA PASS...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...LOGAN PASS...CUT BANK...
  GREAT FALLS...KINGS HILL PASS...BIG SANDY...FORT BENTON...
  FLESHER PASS...HELENA...LINCOLN...MACDONALD PASS...ROGERS
  PASS...ENNIS... NORRIS HILL...RAYNOLDS PASS...TWIN BRIDGES...
  SHELBY...CHESTER... CONRAD...CHOTEAU...FAIRFIELD...STANFORD...
  LEWISTOWN...LEWISTOWN DIVIDE...BOULDER...BOULDER HILL...ELK
  PARK PASS...HOMESTAKE PASS...WHITEHALL...TOWNSEND...WHITE
  SULPHUR SPRINGS...BATTLE RIDGE PASS...BOZEMAN...BOZEMAN PASS...
  TARGHEE PASS...WEST YELLOWSTONE.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW IN THE VALLEYS AND 3
  TO 6 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN TO FALL OVER THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT
  EARLY IN THE DAY MONDAY WITH RAIN FALLING OVER THE LOWER
  ELEVATIONS ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MONTANA THROUGH THE DAY
  MONDAY. RAIN SHOULD CHANGE OVER TO SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON HOURS
  AND WILL BECOME WIDESPREAD OVERNIGHT AND THROUGH THE DAY
  TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS WITH THE FIRST WIDESPREAD
  ACCUMULATIONS OF THE SEASON. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO
  LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

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