Wow! What a snow event.

That storm I wrote about Friday really became a reality over the weekend, starting Friday night. Over 13 inches of snowfall in Great Falls over the three day period ending Sunday night. The snow is over and now just cool for a couple of days until it begins warming up.

I am pasting the National Weather Service report on snow totals. I think you will find this information impressive. We needed the moisture but tough on those who are just getting starting on newborn livestock.

Fred

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
225 PM MST MON JAN 25 2010

...SNOWFALL INFORMATION FOR JANUARY 22-24 2009...

THE RECENT WINTER STORM DROPPED SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOWFALL
ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MONTANA. THE HIGHER AMOUNTS WERE
IN THE HIGHWOOD...BEARS PAW AND BIG SNOWY MOUNTAINS. AMOUNTS UP TO 3
FEET WERE REPORTED IN THE HIGHWOODS AND BEARS PAWS.

SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2 AND 3 DAY SNOW TOTALS FOR JANUARY ONLY
AT LOCATIONS IN THE AREA...

              2-DAY AMOUNT   RANKING FOR JANUARY ONLY
GREAT FALLS   10.3 INCHES...THIRD GREATEST TWO-DAY AMOUNT
HAVRE          8.5 INCHES...SECOND HIGHEST TWO-DAY AMOUNT
MILLEGAN      16.0 INCHES...FIFTH HIGHEST TWO-DAY AMOUNT
NEIHART       16.0 INCHES...THIRD HIGHEST TWO-DAY AMOUNT

              3-DAY AMOUNT
GREAT FALLS   13.2 INCHES...FOURTH HIGHEST THREE-DAY AMOUNT
HAVRE         10.0 INCHES...SECOND HIGHEST THREE-DAY AMOUNT
MILLEGAN      19.0 INCHES...FOURTH HIGHEST THREE-DAY AMOUNT
NEIHART       17.2 INCHES...FOURTH HIGHEST THREE-DAY AMOUNT 

AT GREAT FALLS...THE SEVEN INCHES REPORTED ON THE 23RD WAS THE SIXTH
SNOWIEST 24-HOUR PERIOD IN JANUARY. THE 20.5 INCHES OF SNOWFALL SO
FAR IN JANUARY IS THE 6TH SNOWIEST JANUARY TO DATE. 

FOR THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF RECORD...FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR...THE 2-DAY
SNOW AMOUNT OF 10.3 INCHES WAS TIED FOR THE 21ST SNOWIEST 2-DAY
TODAY...WHILE THE 13.2 INCHES 3-DAY TOTAL WAS TIED FOR THE 13TH
SNOWIEST 3-DAY TOTAL.

SOME OTHER SNOW TOTALS FROM ACROSS THE AREA...

BEAVERHEAD
DILLON................... 2 INCHES
WISDOM................... 1.5

BLAINE
CHINOOK 11S.............. 6
FORT BELKNAP............. 7
TURNER 11N............... 8

BROADWATER
TIZER BASIN SNOTEL....... 8
TOWNSEND................. 3

CASCADE
BELT 4E..................22
CASCADE 5S...............21
GREAT FALLS..............13.2
NEIHART..................17.2
ULM 13SE.................24
ULM 8SE..................16

CHOUTEAU
FORT BENTON.............. 7.3
HIGHWOOD 11ESE...........36 INCHES
RUDYARD 19S.............. 4

FERGUS
CRYSTAL LAKE SNOTEL......28
GRASS RANGE.............. 4
LEWISTOWN 1ENE...........23
VALENTINE................ 4

GALLATIN
BIG SKY 2WNW............. 8
BLACK BEAR SNOTEL........14
BOZEMAN MSU.............. 2
MADISON PLATEAU SNOTEL...22
WEST YELLOWSTONE......... 7.5

GLACIER
CUT BANK................. 2
DEL BONITA............... 5

HILL
BEARS PAW MTNS...........36
HAVRE....................10.1
ROCKY BOY SNOTEL.........21
SIMPSON 6NW.............. 7

JEFFERSON
BOULDER.................. 5
FROHNER MEADOW SNOTEL.... 8
ROCKER PEAK SNOTEL....... 8
WHITEHALL................ 3

JUDITH BASIN
HOBSON................... 3.5

LEWIS AND CLARK
COPPER CAMP SNOTEL....... 4
HELENA 3E................ 4
HELENA................... 5.1
NEVADA RIDGE SNOTEL...... 5
ROGERS PASS..............10

MADISON
ALBRO LAKE SNOTEL........ 9
CLOVER MEADOW SNOTEL.....12
DIVIDE SNOTEL............ 6
ENNIS.................... 2.5
LONE MOUNTAIN SNOTEL..... 9
LOWER TWIN SNOTEL........ 6
SHORT CREEK SNOTEL....... 5

MEAGHER
BOULDER MOUNTAIN SNOTEL.. 9
ELK PEAK SNOTEL.......... 8
MARTINSDALE.............. 1.1
MILLEGAN 14SE............19
ONION PARK SNOTEL........ 8
PICKFOOT CREEK SNOTEL.... 7
SPUR PARK SNOTEL......... 8
STRINGER CREEK SNOTEL....19
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS.... 4.1

PONDERA
VALIER................... 2

TETON
CHOTEAU.................. 3.7

TOOLE
GOLD BUTTE 7N............11
SHELBY................... 1.5
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2 Responses to “Wow! What a snow event.”

  1. Dixie Fadness Says:

    Fred Pfeiffer, this was so nice to be able to go into and check. With the winds here in Lewistown, it was hard to determine how much snow we had gotten. Many of us had our own guesses, but to be able to go to your link and really see how much snow we had gotten is great. Thanks for taking the time to post this information.

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