NOAA: Montana Is About To Get Crushed | Up To 3 FEET Of Snow Forecasted!

NOAA: Montana Is About To Get Crushed | Up To 3 FEET Of Snow Forecasted!

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NOAA: Montana Is About To Get Crushed | Up To 3 FEET Of Snow Forecasted!

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“Travel will be difficult to impossible” – National Weather Service

Hold on to your butts because it’s about to get nuclear in Montana real quick. This morning, the National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings from the central to western parts of the state with up to 3+ feet forecasted by Sunday.

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The heaviest accumulations will likely occur just east of the continental divide stretching from Glacier National Park all the way to Red Lodge Mountain.

“What’s worse? A foot of additional snow…20 below zero temperatures or a bunch of wind. How about all 3 at once!! Upcoming weather pattern historically has produced heavy snow in southern Montana and north central Wyoming. Consider your need to travel carefully late this week.”NWS Billings

Big Sky, Bridger, and other Montana ski areas will likely pick up anywhere between 1-2 feet of snow– albeit with warmer temps west of the continental divide. That said, look for first chairs at both to be all time while Whitefish, Red Lodge, and possibly Great Divide see the biggest storm totals.

Whitefish Forecast:

Bridger Bowl Forecast:

 

Red Lodge Forecast:

Big Sky Forecast:

Winter Storm Warning [Bridger Range + Red Lodge]

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT MST SATURDAY NIGHT…

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches expected in the valleys, with amounts up to 2 feet expected in the mountains.

* WHERE…Gallatin.

* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to midnight MST Saturday night. The heaviest snow is expected Friday night through Saturday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility.

Winter Storm Warning [Red Lodge + Cooke City]

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST SATURDAY NIGHT…

* WHAT…Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 3 feet, with localized higher amounts, are expected. Blowing snow will dramatically reduce visibility along with creating large snow drifts.

* WHERE…Absaroka/Beartooth Mountains.

* WHEN…Through midnight MST Saturday night. Period of heaviest snowfall will be late tonight through Friday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. Cold wind chills as low as 25 below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

Winter Storm Warning [West Glacier/Whitefish]

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Total snow accumulations of 20 to 25 inches, with localized amounts up to 30 inches (even more in terrain above 5000 feet), are expected. Snow drifts over roadways will add to treacherous travel.

* WHERE…Bad Rock Canyon, Essex, Highway 83 Bigfork to Swan Lake, Marias Pass, and Polebridge.

* WHEN…Until 5 PM MST Saturday. The period of most intense snowfall will occur late Thursday evening through Friday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow. Dangerously cold wind chills as low as 35 below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin.

Winter Storm Warning [Big Sky]

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT MST SATURDAY NIGHT…

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches expected in the valleys, with amounts up to 2 feet expected in the mountains.

* WHERE…Gallatin.

* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to midnight MST Saturday night.
The heaviest snow is expected Friday night through Saturday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility.

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