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Snow & Ice Across the Rockies & Plains; Zeta Forecast to Head Toward the Gulf Coast

Snow and ice will continue over the central and southern Rockies and eastward into the High Plains through Tuesday along with record cold temperatures. Farther west, critical to extreme fire weather conditions are expected in the Desert Southwest, Great Basin, and California. Elsewhere, Zeta is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength as it approaches the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Mon, Oct. 26, 2020 at 12:49:32 pm MDT

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Gusty west winds are expected to continue into Tuesday morning. With the fresh snowpack, blowing snow could result in areas of very poor visibility. Continue to monitor for further updates on our Facebook page, Twitter page, and the NWS Great Falls website.
Strong winds are possible Tuesday along the Rocky Mountain Front and in the Cut Bank area. The strong winds could create difficult travel for high profile vehicles. Continue to monitor for further updates on our Facebook page, Twitter page, and the NWS Great Falls website.
Many long-standing cold temperature records fell last night across North-Central and Southwest Montana thanks to a surge of arctic air that arrived Saturday into Sunday. With many places struggling to get out of the teens, many places easily broke their lowest high temperature records for the day. Even more impressive, some locations, such as Dillon, Bozeman, Fort Benton, and Ennis struggled to get above their daily record low temperature values for daytime high temperatures. With daytime temperatures already quite low, temperatures in many places easily broke the record for overnight lows by 10°F or more, including Bozeman, who broke their daily record low by 31°F!

 

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