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Montana's First Winter Storm Warning of the Season

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From NOAA

Quote:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
120 PM MDT WED AUG 31 2011

MTZ009-010600-
/O.CON.KTFX.WW.Y.0045.110901T0600Z-110901T1800Z/
NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
120 PM MDT WED AUG 31 2011

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO NOON MDT THURSDAY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6500 FEET...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6500 FEET REMAINS
IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON MDT THURSDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER THE HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS NEAR GLACIER NATIONAL PARK THIS EVENING. THE LIGHT SNOW
  WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF BY LATE THURSDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: NEW SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES
  ARE EXPECTED FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6500 FEET.

* MAIN IMPACTS: ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL AFFECT THE HIGHER TERRAIN
  OF GLACIER NATIONAL PARK AND NEIGHBORING PEAKS. THOSE WHO HAVE
  RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS
  WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR
  WINTER LIKE CONDITIONS.

* A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW IS LIKELY AT TIMES OVER LOGAN PASS
  TONIGHT...WITH ACCUMULATIONS AT THE PASS LEVEL MAINLY
  CONFINED TO THE GRASSY AREAS.
 

 

Snows in August signal an unusually snowy winter. So says the bartender at the Mint. beercheer.gif

post #2 of 5

That must be some quality information, after all....anything that comes from The Mint is of the utmost quality!

 

Cheers to a great season ahead!beercheer.gif

post #3 of 5

well i sure hope it means an unusually snowy winter. i could sure go for a 400 inch plus winter here at WMR

post #4 of 5

Saw that this morning. I remember a similar advisory the end of August last year. Hope this echos last season.

 

It's Snowing: http://www.accuweather.com/blogs/news/story/54489/first-snow-of-the-season-1.asp

post #5 of 5

Doing the snow dance, feelin' the flow.  Workin' it.  Workin' it. 

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