Whitefish Mountain Resort is getting absolutely crushed by a Winter Storm that NOAA says should dump close to 35″ on the higher elevations by Saturday morning.
The snow up north is staying cold unlike some of its more southern neighbors in Montana, which should give locals a heaping helping of light snow through Friday. If you’re stuck down south, look for the higher elevations of Big Sky and Bridger to provide the best conditions.
Forecasted Snowfall Totals:
- Whitefish – 35″
- Montana Snowbowl – 16″
- Big Sky – 12″
- Ski Showdown – 11″
- Bridger Bowl – 10″
- Lost Trail – 6″
Winter Storm Warning
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 AM MST FRIDAY…
* Impacts/Timing: Snow intensity has tapered off quite a bit overnight. And while occasional light snow is still to be expected today, the Advisory is no longer necessary.
* However, heavier snowfall will return to the area late this afternoon and persist through Friday morning. The combination of snow and gusty east winds will produce dangerous conditions tonight into Friday morning. Thus the Winter Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning.
* Snow accumulations: Today…Up to 2 inches. Tonight through Friday…8 to 14 inches with up to 2 feet possible throughout the higher terrain and over Marias Pass. The main exception will be across the southern Mission Valley…Ronan southward… where 2 to 5 inches are likely.
* Locations impacted include: Bad Rock Canyon, Essex, Highway 83
Bigfork to Swan Lake, Marias Pass, Polebridge, Flathead Lake,
Flathead Valley, Mission Valley, and Polson