Up to this date, it has been the snowiest season on record in Bozeman MSU, Havre, and Choteau.  Great Falls, Cut Bank, and East Glacier are having their second snowiest winters on record, with East Glacier now up to about 20 FEET on the year.  And now, areas hit by blizzard conditions the last few weeks are under a BLIZZARD WARNING into Saturday at least.  Northcentral Montana is under a WINTER STORM WATCH for reduced visibility and ground blizzard conditions until midnight Sunday night.  Friday will be a mostly sunny and cold day but west winds will increase off the Rocky Mountain Front through the day increasing to 50mph+.  Reduced visibility, drifting snow, and difficult travel are to be expected Friday, Saturday, and Sunday there.  A new storm will move in Saturday with areas of snow mainly in western Montana.  Highs will warm into the 20s and 30s, but wind will be fairly strong up to 20-50mph for much of the state.  Sunday will be the windiest, with gusts off the Rocky Mountain Front up to hurricane strength.  Most of the state will have gusts in excess of 30mph blowing around snow.  Mountain snow accumulations will range from 2-8″, while the lower elevations should not expect more than 1-3″.  Monday’s wind will die down by late in the day, but it will be another trying weekend for travelers throughout much of the state.

Curtis Grevenitz

Chief Meteorologist


  1. One of the things I don’t miss about Montana is that much snow. But after last summer’s fires, surely the snow is welcomed by many.

  2. The bad thing will be the snowmelt in the burned areas causing soil erosion and possible mudslides when the rains hit. Hopefully they got some preventative measures taken after the fires were quelled.

  3. That’s almost 20′ of snow. I doubt there’s that much on the flats. It would be nice to know where that measurement was taken.

  4. To Julie T: Those numbers are totals of all snow storms this winter. 10 inches here, 8 there, 10 more inches, whatever. They just keep a running total! The snow settles, melts, whatever, but that doesn’t change the number totals.