A quick shot of winter weather overnight!

A quick moving storm, that hopefully will not stall out overnight, is moving through Montana and dumping snow and rain with sleet in parts of the state.

Winter Storm Warning until morning. A Winter Weather Advisory for areas to the west of us and a Blizzard Warning for the far northeastern corner of Montana. The end of April is going out winter-like.

Saturday the sun returns, temperatures warm up and we should see more melting. Could this be the last snow of the spring? History tells us that snow is possible in May and even June in Montana. I know everyone is tired of snow and I am also looking forward to more sunshine, stable and warm weather!

Fred

CASCADE-JUDITH BASIN-MEAGHER-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...GREAT FALLS...
KINGS HILL PASS...STANFORD...WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS
1118 AM MDT FRI APR 29 2011

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT
SATURDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT SATURDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: A SPRING STORM SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE
  REGION THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY. HEAVY WET SNOW WILL SPREAD SOUTH
  OVER THE PLAINS OF CENTRAL MONTANA THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW MAY BE
  HEAVY AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE DIMINISHING TOMORROW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES ARE
  POSSIBLE AT ELEVATIONS BELOW 4000 FEET...WITH 10 TO 16 INCHES
  EXPECTED FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 4000 FEET. ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP
  TO 20 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE AT RIDGE TOPS. SNOWFALL RATES OF 1
  TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING THE AFTERNOON
  AND EVENING HOURS.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY: GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH AND
  AREAS OF HEAVIER SNOWFALL...WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE
  QUARTER OF A MILE AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* OTHER IMPACTS: THE COMBINATION OF WINDS...HEAVY WET SNOW AND
  COLD TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY IMPACT RANCHING AND
  AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND MAY CAUSE A HAZARD FOR POWER
  LINES. WARM GROUND TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY ALLOW ROADWAYS
  TO REMAIN WET OR SLUSHY...EXCEPT OVER MOUNTAINS PASSES WHERE
  ROAD SURFACES WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND ICY.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS...
  STANFORD...GREAT FALLS...KINGS HILL PASS

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WILL ALSO REDUCE VISIBILITIES.
IF YOU MUST...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
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One Response to “A quick shot of winter weather overnight!”

  1. gary gollehon Says:

    April 29. 2011

    What a weather day! It began cold, cloudy and north breeze; then the snow came about 6:30 a.m. (about 2 inches of the wet stuff); then the rain came, followed by more snowl; a little glimpse of sunshine, then more rain showers, little hail pellets (sleet), wind and then thunder. This is the first thunder of the year that I have heard and according to a gentleman from Brady, deceased, used to say that the first thunder of the year brings out the rattlesnakes; will give you an update as to when we see our first snake.

    WEATHER UPDATE

    INSTALLING SPRING…

    ███████████████░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░44% DONE.

    Install delayed….please wait.

    Installation failed. Please try again. 404 error: Season not found.

    Season “Spring” cannot be located. The season you are looking
    for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

    Please try again.

    Have a good day! Gary G.

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