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Is it really that warm in Montana now?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I was checking the Montana Snow Report and they were forecasting a high of 46 at Big Sky. I guess Jan thaws happen. Was concerned because I will be hitting up BS and Bridger in a couple of weeks hopefully no rain in the forecast

post #2 of 11

It's really that warm. :(

 

Supposed to get back to normal on Tuesday.

post #3 of 11

Yesterday's low in Bozeman was higher than the normal high.  Temperatures are averaging 15 degrees above normal.  There is a Pineapple Express aimed right at Whitefish bringing in warm Pacific air.  Time to get out the yellow wax.

 

The longterm forecast is a return to normal temperatures and above average moisture so things look good for your visit.

post #4 of 11

Skiied Bridger yesterday and the temp at 2:00 when we left was 42 in the parking lot.  The snow was suprisingly good and wasn't melting because of the cloud cover.  With the snow in the forecast I am betting the skiing will be great in a couple of weeks when you are coming this way.

post #5 of 11

Actually, we (Whitefish) did have snow yesterday the whole length of the mountain and today at the summit.  What we mostly have is FOG, big time.  Red wax worked just fine. 

 

But, I will admit that visitors here picked a bad weekend to come.  I had to guide a couple from AZ down to a lower level so they could see in better conditions.  As the day continued, most people left and the fog coming down Big Ravine around 1 or so was as bad as I can ever remember. 

 

I got conflicting reports on the off-groomed conditions.  Groomed conditions on the upper mountain were excellent, lower mountain were a bit on the lumpy-bumpy side and the snow was heavy.  Both days I left with a lot less vertical than normal due to exhaustion. 

 

Now....last Monday and Tuesday were just outstanding!!
 

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Yesterday's low in Bozeman was higher than the normal high.  Temperatures are averaging 15 degrees above normal.  There is a Pineapple Express aimed right at Whitefish bringing in warm Pacific air.  Time to get out the yellow wax.

 

The longterm forecast is a return to normal temperatures and above average moisture so things look good for your visit.

post #6 of 11

Current Big Sky forecast is highs in the 30's today and tomorrow and highs in the 20's and some snow for the next 8 days thereafter.

post #7 of 11

They keep calling for snow here and the mountain keeps claiming it's snow, but it's WET WET WET stuff.  The exact right temperature to SEE it, and the exact right temperature to have you soaked immediately.  (Well, assuming you don't dress right.)

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

thanks for the replies-sorry for the confirmation of dreaded warmth (Pineapple EX??)-memories of Schweitzer ;)

-actually it looks like due to my wife's new job at Deaconess, we will be moving to Bozeman full time (next week). Yeah!!

 

Warm weather will be good for the move, but not for skiing obviously-Feb is close-cold smoke on the Horizon!!

 

 

post #9 of 11

Here in Oregon we are also getting blasted with the Pineapple Express!!  Steady rain and temps in the 50s here in Portland.  My yard is a mud hole and I am watching a waterfall over my patio retaining wall and have to keep clearing the drain out there to empty the patio lake.  It is pouring rain on Mt. Bachelor and Mt. Hood to the point that they are closing early today.

post #10 of 11

We drove to Bridger today.  It was raining hard at the lodge and the mid-mountain temperature was 32 meaning rain and slush.  It is strange to get rain in town in January and unheard of to get rain mid-mountain.

post #11 of 11

Snowing on top at Big Mountain today but raining on the bottom by midday.  The snow was heavy but still skied very nice on the upper part of the mountain.  The lower part pretty much sucked.  Good news is that the forecast is for cooler temps and more snow.

 

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