Winter Storm Warning Montana: Up to 15” of Snow This Week

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Good news for Montana…

NOAA is forecasting a large storm beginning tonight in Montana.  Up to 15 inches of snow is forecasted with cold temperatures and strong winds.  NOAA has issued a Winter Storm Warning from 3pm today until 6am on Tuesday morning.

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NOAA’S WINTER STORM WARNING:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
426 AM MDT SUN OCT 27 2013

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 6 AM MDT TUESDAY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 4500 FEET...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 4500 FEET FOR HEAVY
SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 6 AM MDT TUESDAY. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ELEVATIONS
BELOW 4500 FEET FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM MDT TUESDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACTS: LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER THE
  ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT AND ADJACENT PLAINS BY LATE THIS
  AFTERNOON. PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY AND
  BEGIN TO TAPER OFF MONDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 6 INCHES OVER THE PLAINS AND 8 TO 15
  INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY: VISIBILITIES COULD BE REDUCED TO LESS
  THAN A HALF MILE AT TIMES DUE TO SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. THE
  STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE THROUGH HIGH MOUNTAIN PASSES ALONG
  THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE.

* OTHER IMPACTS: BECAUSE PAVEMENT TEMPERATURES ARE STILL VERY
  WARM...UNTREATED ROADS WILL BE VERY ICY TONIGHT THROUGH
  MONDAY AS THE COLDER AIR MOVES INTO THE REGION. THESE COLD
  AND WET CONDITIONS WILL ALSO STRESS YOUNG LIVESTOCK.

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