NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For MT | 5-10″ of Snow Friday – Saturday Morning

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

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Montana. It’s in effect from 2:00am Friday Morning – 2:00am Saturday Morning. This is just the start, as a weekend of persistent precipitation is in the forecast.

5-10″ of Snow Friday – Saturday Morning In MT.

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

Snow is forecasted to fall above 5,000ft throughout this spirt of precipitation, but snow levels are expected to drop throughout the weekend as more snow moves through.

Additional Storm Info:

Areas of snow. Image: NOAA Great Falls, MT
Snowfall timing. Image: NOAA Missoula, MT

Montana: 5-10″ of Snow Friday – Saturday Morning

* Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected,
  with 5 to 10 inches at higher elevations.
- NOAA Great Falls, MT
Arctic air on tap later this weekend. Image: NOAA Missoula, MT
Snowy weekend ahead. Image: NOAA Great Falls, MT
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

MT Winter Weather Advisory:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
222 PM MST Thu Feb 1 2018

Madison-Meagher-Gallatin-
Including the following locations Raynolds Pass,
White Sulphur Springs, West Yellowstone, Battle Ridge Pass,
Bozeman Pass, and Targhee Pass

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM FRIDAY TO
2 AM MST SATURDAY ABOVE 5000 FEET...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches
  are expected, with 5 to 10 inches at higher elevations.

* WHERE...Madison, Meagher and Gallatin.

* WHEN...From 2 AM Friday to 2 AM MST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions, including
  during the morning commute on Friday. Be prepared for reduced
  visibilities at times. Additional winter weather hazards are
  likely through the weekend into early next week.

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