Prolonged Period of Cold Temperatures & Heavy Snow For MT | 1-2 FEET of Snow Thursday – Saturday

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PINK= Winter Storm Warning. BLUE= Winter Storm Watch. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning & Winter Storm Watch for Montana. They are in effect from Thursday Afternoon – Saturday Night. Prolonged cold & heavy snowfall are expected to impact the area for nearly 72 hours. The heaviest snowfall is expected to fall Thursday Night – Friday Night.

1-2 Feet of Snow For The Mountains In Montana Thursday – Saturday.

7 day snowfall totals are looking huge for Montana. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

A strong cold front is expected to impact the state throughout this storm, so snow is forecasted to accumulate at all elevations.

Additional Storm Info:

Widespread snow for MT. Image: NOAA Great Falls, MT
Heavy snow & prolonged cold. Image: NOAA Great Falls, MT

Montana: 1-2 Feet of Snow In The Mountains Thursday – Saturday

* Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches
  possible in the valleys, with 1 to 2 feet 
  possible in the mountains.
- NOAA Great Falls, MT
Cold weather and heavy snow. Image: NOAA Billings, MT
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

MT Winter Storm Watch:

National Weather Service Great Falls MT
333 AM MST Wed Dec 27 2017

...Longer Duration Snow to Impact Much of Central and Southwest
Montana this Week...

Including the following locations Big Hole Pass, Wisdom, Dillon,
Chief Joseph Pass, Monida Pass, Wise River, Ennis, Norris Hill,
Raynolds Pass, Twin Bridges, Virginia City, Montana City,
Boulder, Boulder Hill, Elk Park Pass, Homestake Pass, Whitehall,
Toston, Townsend, Bozeman, West Yellowstone, Battle Ridge Pass,
Bozeman Pass, and Targhee Pass


* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on the potential of difficult
 travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches
 possible in the valleys, with 1 to 2 feet possible in the

* WHERE...Beaverhead, Madison, Jefferson, Broadwater and

* WHEN...From Thursday afternoon through late Saturday night. The
 heaviest snow is expected Thursday night through Friday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are

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