Winter weather is knocking at our door.
By Friday night we'll be seeing mountain snow.
At lower elevations rain will transition to snow, from north to south, through the day Saturday.
By Saturday night everyone who will see snow, will have seen the rain change over.
Snow will begin to accumulate at lower elevations starting Saturday night.
Snow will last through the day Sunday before breaking apart Sunday night.
Parts of the area, namely the Rocky Mountain Front, will see extreme impacts from the snowstorm.
There, snow totals may approach, or even exceed three feet.
Several September snow fall records may be broken by the storm.
Snow will be extremely heavy in the passes along the Divide as well.
Farther east, totals between 4 and 12 inches will be common.
Even in places with lesser accumulations, heavy, wet snow may stick to trees and power lines, causing damage and power outages.
Winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour will aid in tree and utility damage.
Gusting winds will also bring blowing snow and very low visibility, making travel extremely difficult.
Be prepared for severe winter weather.
- WINTER WEATHER RESOURCES:
- STORMTracker Weather page
- Live interactive radar
- STORMTracker on Facebook
- Montana webcams (MDT site)
- Road Conditions (MDT site)