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Don’t Get Blown Into North Dakota This Weekend

Happy Friday the 13th! Scattered snow showers and squalls (briefly intense snow showers) will continue this evening.  Roads could become snow covered over the mountain passes, and the lower elevations could have areas of black...

Snowtober Continues But 60s and Sunshine Are Not Far Away

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for parts of western Montana for tonight into Friday.  Another round of snow here in October will not only hit the mountains, but the lower elevations will...

Montana Sees Smoke From California Wildfires

The deadly wildfires in California spread smoke over Big Sky Country today.  Air quality even deteriorated to "moderate" in Dillon and Butte.  A cold front sweeping through the state will sweep out the smoke,...

Lenticular Clouds Look Like Pancakes? Spaceship?

Happy Tuesday, Lenticular clouds or mountain wave clouds formed off of Montana's mountains today ahead of an approaching storm.  It was fairly warm and windy across Big Sky today, but chillier changes are coming for...

Montana Gets a Fall That Lasts More Than a Few Days

Happy Monday, Montana is experiencing some typical fall weather, and this pattern should continue for the foreseeable future.  There will be changes from cooler/cloudier days to warmer/sunny days, but there does not appear to be...

High Winds and a Chinook Hit Next

A HIGH WIND WATCH has been issued for most of north central Montana for Friday, Friday night, into Saturday.  Strong west winds could gust higher than 50mph in the watch area.  Stronger wind up to...

Bitter Cold Morning but a Chinook Wind and Warmup is Coming

After a record snow, Havre broke a 119 year old record low and hit 6 degrees.  0s and 10s in the beginning of October is very cold.  Following the record snowstorm, the thick snowpack acted...

Record Snow and Now Record Cold Possible

The Hi-Line was absolutely buried by this storm, with more than 2 FEET around the Bear Paw Mountains.  Snow and wind took down many trees, branches, and powerlines in north central Montana.  Elsewhere,...

First Snowstorm For Valleys and Plains Will Be A Doozy

A WINTER STORM WARNING remains in effect until noon Tuesday for most of north-central Montana.  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for parts of Missoula, Powell, Wheatland, Phillips, Petroleum, and Garfield Counties into Tuesday...

WINTER STORM WARNING in Effect

A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for most of north central Montana into Tuesday afternoon.  This unseasonably cold storm will produce widespread heavy, wet snow, wind, and sub-freezing temperatures.  Blizzard conditions are possible,...

Octoberrrr Snow & Chill On The Way

What a beautiful day!  This picture is a comparison of last year and this year on the same day.  Fall foliage color is late and dull compared to last year because of the hot,...

Beautiful Day But A Solar-Stormy Night Is Possible

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) could be visible tonight, as a solar storm is hitting Earth right now.  The best viewing possibility will be up near the Hi-line and away from any city lights. ...

Beautiful End of September

Happy Tuesday! What a beautiful day.  The picture sent by Janice Gearhart is likely of a halo around the sun.  Most halos have some rainbow-like color to them, but not all.  Sunshine was mixed with...

Finally Mighty Fine Fall Weather

Happy Monday, Finally, Montana is in for some very nice Autumn weather.  Indian Summer conditions will develop this week as a ridge of high pressure moves directly over the state, allowing for warmer temperatures and...

Snowy Start to Autumn

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for parts of western and central Montana.  The first day of Autumn will be wintry, as snow will fall all the way down to the valleys and...

First Day of Fall Looking Wintry

Where did summer go? Thursday is the final day of the season, and the first day of Autumn looks more like winter.  Most of western North America is being influenced by a large low...

Fire Season Fizzles and Wet, Cool Weather Continues

Clean air with "good" air quality across Montana is another indication that wildfire season is winding down.  The western United States are under a big dip in the jet stream, providing widespread areas of...

More Wet, Cool, and Snowy Weather With Limited Sunshine

What a storm, and what a beautiful finish to the weekend with clear blue sky and warmer temperatures.  However, fire season is not over with.  A wildfire west of Helena yesterday came very close...

Only In Montana: Summer Turns To Winter In Days

A WINTER STORM WARNING remains in effect for elevations 5000'+ into Saturday morning.  Only a few days ago, very active wildfires where creating dense smoke throughout Montana, and temperatures were in the 90s.  Now,...

Summer in Montana: Winter Storm Warning

A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for elevations above 5500', although snow will fall all the way down to the valleys and the plains by Saturday morning.  Our big storm is here, with...

Incoming rain could mean the beginning of the end for Lolo Peak Fire

MISSOULA - The long-awaited end to fire season appears to finally be near. With a wet weather system knocking on the door, and another following shortly behind, we can finally breathe a sigh of relief....

Widespread Rain and Snow Will Douse Montana Fires

A major storm system will seriously come close to ending Montana's fire season.  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for the higher elevations into Saturday.  Significant snow and rain will fall almost across...

Winter Storm Watch Issued for Montana Mountains

A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for the mountains of western Montana above 6,000'.  The watch area will likely increase to include more of Montana's mountain ranges.  Right now, modest totals of 1-6"...

Beautiful Rain and Snow Will Mark the Beginning of the End of Fire Season

Finally...rain and snow.  A big change in the weather pattern will mark the beginning of the end of this helacious fire season.  RED FLAG WARNING conditions were still occurring across north central Montana Monday afternoon...

Weekend Weather and Fire Update

Hallelujah!  Rain drops are falling from the sky.  However, lightning strikes are accompanying these cells, especially the storm southwest of Helena that is moving to the northeast.  Showers and storms are moving toward Helena...