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Major Storm System Bringing A Plethora Of Impacts To The Central And Eastern U.S. This Weekend

A powerful storm system will track from the Plains to the Great Lakes region this weekend. On the cold side of the storm, heavy snow with blizzard conditions are expected over portions of the central and northern Plains to the upper Great Lakes. Severe thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, and flash flooding will be possible over the lower Mississippi, Tennessee, and Ohio Valley. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Sat, Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:02:25 pm MST

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Snowier and colder conditions are expected this weekend into early next week. An arctic cold front will move from north to south on Saturday, bringing a period of gusty northerly winds and snow as it passes. Expect the winds and snow to pass through northern sections in the morning and then reach SW Montana by afternoon. Then there will likely be an extended period of snowfall over Southwest and North Central MT from Sunday thru Tuesday. Be sure to plan extra time to reach your destination if traveling during this time due to hazardous road conditions. #mtwx
Several river gauges across Southwest and North Central Montana remain elevated or are indicating minor flooding from ice jams that have resulted from the recent period of very cold temperatures. Areas that are reporting minor flooding include, but are not limited to the following: the Madison River near Ennis and the Missouri River near Cascade. If you see an ice jam occurring, please notify the National Weather Service in Great Falls or your local law enforcement agency for relay to the NWS office in Great Falls. Remember to never walk out onto unstable river ice! Also, remain vigilant near waterways, as flooding can occur rapidly and with little warning if an ice jam upstream breaks up! To monitor river stages and flows, visit our Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service page for additional updates.


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