Deep Snow Creating Record Cold

Posted at 6:36 PM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 20:44:14-04

Wednesday morning started out with record cold once again for parts of Montana. There has been record cold in the state since Saturday. Record cold highs and lows have been shattered where deep snow still lingers off of the Rocky Mountain Front. It's a vicious cycle with deep snow locking in the cold air, which slows the melting resulting in sustained cold temperatures. But winter is not here for good as warmer temperatures are slowly moving in. Before temperatures get above average, there is another minor storm system that will affect Montana. Thursday will be a partly to mostly sunny day with highs in the 40s and 50s. Clouds will increase over the western part of the state late in the day. Friday, low pressure will move through southwest Montana with a mix of rain and snow in the lower elevations. The mountains will see a few inches of snow, mountain passes could have a slushy accumulation over the top of the passes. Precipitation will largely be confined to areas near the Continental Divide. North central Montana will be dry but windy. Highs will be back down in the 40s. Saturday will be a blustery one across the state with wind gusts up to 30-40mph. Snow showers will fly over the Continental Divide and some of the valleys near the Divide. Sunday is when our weather begins to turn with high pressure moving in. Skies will be sunny and temperatures will warm through the 50s into the low 60s. Monday and Tueday will be dry, warm and windy. Highs will be in the 60s and 70s. Thenext storm will move through with a period of rain and snow Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz