LOW ELEVATION SNOW MOVING INTO THE NORTHERN ROCKIES WITH OVER A FOOT EXPECTED IN THE BIG HORN RANGE OF WYOMING
Low elevation snow with unseasonably cold temperatures will be lowering snow levels to 6,000 feet Thursday and Friday over northern Montana. The heaviest snow is likely from Glacier National Park and points east and north. Light snow will be falling on many roadways in northern Montana above 6,000 feet through Friday morning. While amounts will not be significant the colder temperatures will bring a touch of winter to many lower elevation base areas and roadways. Additional moderate snow is likely late this weekend into early next week. Areas of North central Wyoming in the Big Horn Mountain Range will see 5-10 inches through Saturday morning and another 3-7 inches late this weekend or early next week.
Below: Light snow above 6,000 feet for northern Montana (Glacier National Park and areas east). Thursday/Friday. Heavier snow is likely in areas of N. Central Wyoming.
Models are showing moderate snowfall amounts by Monday morning for most of northern Montana. Alberta province in Canada will also reap moderate rewards through Monday afternoon. Its possible that total snow accumulations in some areas of the northern Rockies including Alberta exceed 8-14 inches at higher elevations by early next week. Areas of northern Montana extending into the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming will see the highest amounts. Areas further west will see lighter amounts (Tetons, Big Sky).
Below: NOAA- Winter weather Advisory for Thursday/Friday (Storm #1)
Amounts will be updated as the next stronger wave arrives late this weekend into early next week.
Powderchasers.com Forecaster: Powderchaser Steve