Some parts of southern Montana may get up to 10 fresh inches of snow this weekend. Southern Gallatin County, the Beartooth Foothills and the Red Lodge areas should be the winners of the end-of-season storm.
Another round of very cold temps, snow and gusty wind is invading Montana through Wednesday morning. The valleys are only supposed to get a few inches of snow out of the deal, but travel may still become sketchy during this advisory.
Warm temps leading into a sudden cold snap and many inches of snow do not bode well for most of Montana. Wet roads freezing overnight and a constant stream of snow, AND some gusty winds will create the perfect storm for terrible conditions.
Yellowstone National Park will continue to get hammered with snow and gusty winds until Saturday morning with a Winter Weather Advisory. Up to 12" of fresh snow could fall and visibility may be near zero during this time.
Fall. Winter. Fall. Winter. 'Tis the dance Montana generally does through the month of October. High elevations in southwest Montana could see up to 10 inches of fresh snow by Tuesday morning...so I guess that means we're back to winter!
The weather is going to be pretty messy in and around Yellowstone National Park on Monday. Several inches of snow is expected to fall, with up to 6" in the highest elevations surrounding the Park. Driving conditions could deteriorate quickly if you're in the area.
We might have quite a mess on our hands...a Winter Storm Warning (that's the big deal one), is in effect for Gallatin and Madison Counties until Noon on Tuesday. Several inches of snow is expected in the valleys with up to 18" of snow to accumulate in the mountains.
On one hand, I can't think of much that is prettier than snow capped mountain tops. On the other, while I'm over the heat and smoke, I'm not sure I'm ready for winter and everything that comes with that.