Record Snow Followed By Record Cold

Posted at 6:41 PM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 20:49:18-04

The historic late September snowstorm shattered all sorts of records over the weekend, dropping more than 4 FEET in some areas. All-time, monthly and daily snowfall records where set in many Montana towns. To think that Great Falls had it's second greatest 2-day snowfall in its history at the end of September nonetheless, is something remarkable. Now with a blanket of snow on the ground, temperatures will dive into record territory for the first morning of October. Many locations will start out the morning in the 10s and 20s. Tuesday will not warm up very much with mostly cloudy skies and a few snow showers mainly in the mountains. Highs will hold in the 30s and 40s so there won't be much additional melting of the snow on the ground. Wednesday will start to clear out with more sunshine and highs reaching the 40s and 50s. Thursday also looks pleasant with sunshine and highs in the 50s melting snow. The next storm will move through on Friday with a mix of rain and snow. There could be a small accumulation of snow over the mountain passes, but this storm will not be anything like last weekend's blockbuster. A few mixed rain and snow showers may persist into Saturday, but otherwise there will be partly cloudy skies and highs in the 40s and 50s. Sunday will be a sunny day with highs climbing into the 50s. A warming trend is likely into the start of next week with highs climbing back to near average in the 60s. Winter may have shown up early, but fall is not finished by a long shot.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz