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Jan 9, 2013 11:25 PM by STORMTracker Weather Team

Winter Watch: Updated snowfall forecast, timing and impacts for MT

The STORMTracker Weather Team is tracking a winter storm that will dump heavy snow on Montana and drop temperatures well below average.

Mike, Matt and Claire will be working around the clock to bring you the most accurate forecast on-air and online.

Winter Storm Warnings have been issued for all of the KXLH viewing area for this event.

Don't forget you can stay up-to-date with the changing weather using our various tools here on KXLH.com, including our Interactive Radar and Travel Watch information.

You can also upload your snow pictures to our Photo Gallery and help us tell the weather story.


TIMING

  • Wednesday Night: Isolated rain showers possible as first cold front moves through; watch for icing on roads as temperatures fall below freezing overnight
  • Thursday: Periods of snow likely; heavy snow with limited visibility possible at times
  • Thursday Night: Periods of light/moderate snow likely
  • Friday: Light snow ends by afternoon; frigid air settles in
Storm Timeline

SNOWFALL AMOUNTS
  • Lower Elevations/Plains: 12-15" through Friday afternoon
  • Mountains and Passes: 12-24" through Friday afternoon, with locally higher amounts on mountain peaks
Future Snowfall

IMPACTS
  • Flash freeze possible Wednesday night due to rapidly falling temperatures and standing water on roadways
  • Hazardous driving conditions with snow-covered and icy roads
  • Limited visibility at times due to falling snow and areas of blowing snow
  • Wind chill values near -15 could result in frostbite to exposed skin or hypothermia
Winter Storm Warning

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