A historic storm is about to bear down on Northern Montana and with any luck, we’ll be drooling over the first turns of the 2019/2020 season by Sunday.
Areas north of Helena, Mont. and up through Glacier National Park will see “record cold temperatures” and “widespread valley snow” starting on Thursday and continuing through Sunday.
At 6,647′ above sea level, Glacier National Park’s famed Logan Pass is currently forecasted to see upwards of 49″ (4 feet) by Sunday morning. Further south, Big Sky Resort could see 8″ of new snow in the same time period.
NOAA FORECAST: Logan Pass, MT
Winter Storm Watch – Glacier National Park
…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON…
WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total mountain snow accumulations
of 1 to 4 feet possible. Total valley snow accumulations of 3
to 9 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
WHERE…Bad Rock Canyon, Essex, Highway 83 Bigfork to Swan
Lake, Marias Pass, and Polebridge.
WHEN…From Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.
IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible.