A little local weather action for W. Montana
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
734 PM MDT THU OCT 8 2009
.AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT IS MOVING ACROSS THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE THIS EVENING AND WILL SPREAD INTO THE REST OF WESTERN MONTANA AND NORTH CENTRAL IDAHO AFTER MIDNIGHT INTO FRIDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE A RELATIVELY QUICK SHOT OF SNOW...FOLLOWED BY STRONG GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS USHERING A VERY COLD AIR MASS ACROSS THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BY
FRIDAY. RECORD BREAKING COLD TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED OVER THE
WEEKEND WITH DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS POSSIBLE NEAR THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE.
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 6 PM MDT FRIDAY...
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE EXPECTED BY FRIDAY MORNING. HOWEVER...THE MAIN IMPACT FROM THIS STORM WILL BE STRONG GUSTY EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH CREATING BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. ............WITH A VERY COLD AIR MASS SETTLING INTO THE AREA FOR THE WEEKEND.
But by the weekend the weather in Eastern MT should be clear and just a bit on cold side. Hoping it looks like this, just without the rain. Weather over there is looking pretty good, just chilly at night: