What a snow storm! Snow amounts & pictures!

What a storm we had last night and early this morning! About 6:05 pm we saw a “spring type” snow storm that stuck to everything, trees, bushes, cars and trucks, just about anything that was not moving! After a break from the action we received more snow overnight that kept me busy shoveling snow and plowing snow. I would say between 4″-5″ of snow. The early storm brought slush to the streets and then that was covered up with a new layer of snow.

It made for a winter wonderland this morning. I couldn’t resist snapping a few pictures to share with you as the sun came out and showed the heavy snow hanging on the trees!

I am including the morning report from the National Weather Service showing various snowfall depths from around the state. I hope you drive carefully and watch you step walking!

Ruler and snowfall on the deck!

Snow coated apple tree!

Sunshine through the frosty branches

Sun giving us some melting!

MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE FOR MONTANA...UPDATED
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
 946 AM MST THU FEB 17 2011
 
 ...FULL TIME STATIONS...
 HIGH TEMP YESTERDAY. 12 HOUR LOW TEMPERATURE...24 HOUR
 PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL...AND SNOW DEPTH AT 5 AM MST.
 STATIONS ARE AUTOMATED AND MAY UNDERESTIMATE WINTER PRECIPITATION.
  
 .BR TFX 0217 M DH00/TAIRZX/DH05/TAIRZP/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ
 :                                       YDAY 12-HR 24-HR  24-HR  SNOW
 :ID    STATION          ELEV            HIGH  LOW   PCPN   SNFL DEPTH
 BHK  : BAKER            2929 :           45 /  27 /    T /      /    
 BIL  : BILLINGS AIRPORT 3567 :           58 /  32 / 0.02 /      /    
 BZN  : BOZEMAN AIRPORT  4475 :           48 /  27 / 0.01 /      /   
 BTM  : BUTTE            5700 :           41 /  19 / 0.06 /      /    
 CTB  : CUT BANK         3838 :           36 /   2 / 0.04 /      /   1
 DLN  : DILLON AIRPORT   5200 :           45 /  17 / 0.01 /      /   T
 GGW  : GLASGOW          2285 :           33 /  11 / 0.12 /  2.6 /   9
 GDV  : GLENDIVE AIRPORT 2457 :           45 /  25 / 0.00 /      /    
 GTF  : GREAT FALLS ARPT 3664 :           41 /  11 / 0.47 /  5.8 /   5
 HVR  : HAVRE AIRPORT    2585 :           39 /   6 / 0.03 /  0.5 /   2
 HLN  : HELENA AIRPORT   3828 :           51 /  29 /    T /    T /   0
 JDN  : JORDAN           2662 :           40 /  18 / 0.00 /      /    
 GPI  : KALISPELL ARPT   2965 :           34 /  26 / 0.01 /    T /   1
 LWT  : LEWISTOWN ARPT   4145 :           50 /  20 / 0.10 /      /   3
 LVM  : LIVINGSTON       4653 :           55 /  27 / 0.01 /      /    
 MLS  : MILES CITY ARPT  2628 :           44 /  26 /    T /      /
 MSO  : MISSOULA         3202 :           35 /  23 / 0.31 /  2.5 /   3
 SDY  : SIDNEY AIRPORT   1985 :           43 /  25 / 0.00 /      /    
 OLF  : WOLF POINT       1980 :           34 /  17 /    T /      /    
  
 :OTHER AWOS AND CRN LOCATIONS...NO NWS QUALITY CONTROL PERFORMED.
 BSPM8: BANNACK          5971 :           40 /  18
 GOMM8: BRUSETT 4SE      2643 :           37 /  12
 S71  : CHINOOK ARPT     2414 :           37 /   9
 CWJM8: CLEARWATER JCTN  3840 :           35 /  21 / 0.12 /      /    
 M46  : COLSTRIP ARPT    3426 :           61 /  30
 CDM  : CONRAD ARPT      3545 :           37 /  18
 97M  : EKALAKA ARPT     3503 :           51 /  28
 EKS  : ENNIS ARPT       5383 :           41 /  25
 88M  : EUREKA ARPT      2668 :           39 /  25
 1S3  : FORSYTH ARPT     2727 :           63 /  28
 79S  : FORT BENTON ARPT 2869 :           45 /  12
 6S5  : HAMILTON ARPT    3642 :           37 /  25
 6S8  : LAUREL ARPT      3517 :           56 /  32
 S59  : LIBBY ARPT       2601 :           37 /  23
 GFA  : MALMSTROM AFB    3257 :           42 /  13 /    T /      /    
 M75  : MALTA ARPT       2254 :           39 /  14
 S34  : PLAINS ARPT      2467 :           36 /  27
 PO1  : POPLAR ARPT      2036 :           36 /  19
 PRSM8: POPLAR 13NE      2085 :           34 /  17
 7S0  : RONAN AIRPORT    3084 :           34 /  30
 RPX  : ROUNDUP ARPT     3485 :           59 /  28
 MRYM8: ST MARY          4575 :           32 /   3
 9S2  : SCOBEY ARPT      2432 :           36 /  12
 THM  : THOMPSON FALLS A 2467 :           36 /  32
 9S5  : THREE FORKS ARPT 4089 :           52 /  34
 7S1  : TWIN BRIDGES APT 4777 :           48 /  23
 JRWM8: UTICA 11SW       5070 :           48 /  21
 WYS  : WEST YELLOWSTONE 6644 :           36 /  10
 .END
  
 :...COOPERATIVE STATIONS...
  
 :HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURE...PRECIPITATION...AND SNOWFALL FOR THE 
 :PAST 24 HOURS THROUGH THIS MORNING...HIGH TEMPERATURE OCCURRED
 :YESTERDAY...LOW TEMPERATURE OVER PAST 24 HOURS. SNOW DEPTH THIS
 :MORNING. THE DDHHNN GROUP IS DAY/HOUR/MINUTE OF THE OBSERVATION.
  
 .BR TFX 0217 M DH05/TAIRZX/TAIRZN/PPDRZZ/SFDRZZ/SDIRZZ
  
 :...NORTHEAST MONTANA...
 :                              OBS TIME 24HR 24-HR 24-HR  24-HR  SNOW
 :ID    STATION          ELEV     DDHHNN HIGH  LOW   PCPN   SNFL DEPTH
 GLNM8: GLENDIVE WTP     2000 : DD170600/    /     / 0.03 /      /    
 SIDM8: SIDNEY 2S        1881 : DD170730/    /     / 0.00 /      /    
 WSBM8: WESTBY           2105 : DD170700/ 34 /  18 /    T /    T /   6
  
 :...SOUTHEAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL MONTANA...
 :                              OBS TIME 24HR 24-HR 24-HR  24-HR  SNOW
 :ID    STATION          ELEV     DDHHNN HIGH  LOW   PCPN   SNFL DEPTH
 BDGM8: BRIDGER 2N       3583 : DD170700/ 53 /  29 /    T /  0.0 /   0
 COLM8: COLSTRIP         3218 : DD170800/ 62 /  21 / 0.13 /  2.5 /   3
 SBRM8: HUNTLEY          3000 : DD170700/ 61 /  30 / 0.12 /  0.2 /   T
 LRGM8: LIVINGSTON       4643 : DD170800/    /     / 0.01 /  0.4 /   T
 RLAM8: ROUNDUP 15SW     3386 : DD170700/ 60 /  25 / 0.14 /  1.2 /   1
 RYGM8: RYEGATE 18NNW    4440 : DD170700/ 56 /  23 / 0.01 /  0.1 /   1
 TERM8: TERRY            2248 : DD170800/ 45 /  16 /    T /    T /   T
 BHRM8: YELLOWTAIL DAM   3305 : DD170700/ 60 /  33 / 0.00 /  0.0 /   0
  
 :...NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA...
 :                              OBS TIME 24HR 24-HR 24-HR  24-HR  SNOW
 :ID    STATION          ELEV     DDHHNN HIGH  LOW   PCPN   SNFL DEPTH
 CNKM8: CHINOOK          2420 : DD170630/ 36 /   4 /    M /    M /  19
 FTBM8: FORT BENTON      2633 : DD170800/ 44 /  10 / 0.12 /  1.9 /   2
 HTBM8: HEART BUTTE      4504 : DD170700/ 37 /   3 /    T /    T /   T
 WRPM8: ROGERS PASS 9NNE 4200 : DD170800/ 50 /  20 / 0.25 /  5.0 /   5
 RYDM8: RUDYARD 19S      2878 : DD170700/ 40 /   9 /    T /    T /   5
 VALM8: VALENTINE        2910 : DD170700/ 54 /  16 / 0.07 /  0.1 /   3
  
 :...SOUTHWEST MONTANA...
 :                              OBS TIME 24HR 24-HR 24-HR  24-HR  SNOW
 :ID    STATION          ELEV     DDHHNN HIGH  LOW   PCPN   SNFL DEPTH
 ENSM8: ENNIS            4953 : DD170900/ 48 /  20 /    T /    T /   T
 HAMM8: HAMILTON         3545 : DD170700/ 49 /  22 / 0.25 /  1.0 /   1
 LLFM8: LOGAN            4243 : DD170700/ 43 /  24 / 0.00 /  0.0 /   0
 TIZM8: TIZER GARDENS    4672 : DD170700/ 47 /  20 / 0.03 /  0.4 /   1
 WYGM8: W YELLOWSTONE GT 6700 : DD170710/ 38 /   1 / 0.53 /  7.5 /  44
  
 :...NORTHWEST MONTANA...
 :                              OBS TIME 24HR 24-HR 24-HR  24-HR  SNOW
 :ID    STATION          ELEV     DDHHNN HIGH  LOW   PCPN   SNFL DEPTH
 GTLM8: GEORGETOWN LAKE  6470 : DD170900/ 36 /   7 / 0.23 /  2.5 /  13
 LIBM8: LIBBY DAM        2110 : DD170800/ 39 /  28 / 0.00 /  0.0 /   0
 OLNM8: OLNEY            3165 : DD170800/ 34 /  20 /    T /    T /  24
 PLVM8: PLEASANT VALLEY  3540 : DD170800/ 33 /  14 /    T /    T /   9
 WHFM8: WHITEFISH        3270 : DD170800/ 34 /  21 /    T /    T /  17
 .END
 
 
 ...MONTANA TEMPERATURE EXTREMES...
 
 HIGH TEMP... 63 FORSYTH ARPT
 
 LOW TEMP...  1 W YELLOWSTONE GT
 
 ...MONTANA MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION...
 
 MAX PRECIP...   0.53 W YELLOWSTONE GT
 
 MAX SNOWFALL...  7.5 W YELLOWSTONE GT
 
 MAX SNOW DEPTH... 44 W YELLOWSTONE GT

 

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