National Weather Service

Freezing rain could create dangerous driving conditions Friday morning in parts of western Montana.
National Weather Service, Missoula, MT.

Freezing rain could create dangerous driving conditions Friday morning in parts of western Montana. National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Kitzmiller says light to moderate snow will move in later tonight bringing another 1 to 2 inches to many valleys.

Widespread Valley Snow Headed To Western Montana

Dec 15, 2015
National Weather Service, Missoula, MT

A weather system moving south out of Canada will bring widespread valley and mountain snow to western Montana starting late tonight and lasting through the day Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service Missoula. The timing of the heaviest snow impacts is depicted in this image. Generally 2-5” of snow are expected for valley locations, with 4-6” of snow in the mountains and over mountain passes. Those with travel plans should expected widespread stretches of slick/snow covered roadways.

Wind, Flooding Problems Across Western Montana

Dec 9, 2015
National Weather Service Missoula, MT

Severe wind and flooding was reported from all across the western parts of the state today. Helena seemed to be hit the hardest with wind.

Rainy, Windy Week Ahead For Western Montana

Dec 7, 2015
Rainy Week Ahead
National Weather Service Missoula, MT

Via National Weather Service Missoula, MT: A steady stream of precipitation will punch into the Northern Rockies through the day Wednesday, causing moderate to heavy rainfall to impact north central Idaho and western Montana. Several inches of rain will accumulate during this time, causing various impacts:

The first significant Arctic front of the season will bring accumulating snow for most valleys and mountains across western Montana.
National Weather Service Missoula

The season’s first widespread winter weather pushes into Montana from Canada on Tuesday and it could create some dicey travel conditions.

Thanksgiving week travel forecast
National Weather Service Missoula Montana

An Arctic system moving through the state could impact holiday travelers, especially on mountain passes. The National Weather Service forecast calls for snow, high winds, and subzero temperatures in parts of Montana and Idaho this week.

Wintertime El Niño Pattern

As we reported yesterday, this winter may be warmer and drier than normal in Montana. Experts base their predictions on El Niño, that band of warmer-than-normal ocean water in the Equatorial Pacific. Exactly how dry and warm could it be?

El Niño Could Expand Drought To Eastern Montana

Oct 15, 2015
Seasonal drought outlook

The continuing warm, dry conditions that have already extended the fire season are expected to last through the winter, forecasters say.

Gina Loss of the National Weather Service said today that an El Niño system is strengthening, increasing the likelihood of warmer winter temperatures, drier conditions, and possible expansion of the state’s drought to central Montana.

Enjoy the beautiful weekend, colder weather is on the way.
National Weather Service Missoula

By all accounts it should be gorgeous late-summer weather this weekend, but a major change is just around the corner.

More wet weather is on the way to western Montana.
National Weather Service Missoula

Rainy and cool weather is pushing its way across the state of Montana and the National Weather Service says it's going to stick around for a while. Is the wildfire season-ending event we've long hoped for?