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Major Winter Storm Set To Hit This U.S. State, 12 Inches Of Snow Expected

It appears that global warming experts have some major explaining to do.

The state of Montana is expected to get 12 inches of snow next week as a cold front is expected to hit the state.

The National Weather Service in Montana has warned residents in higher elevations near the Continental Divide are expecting snowfall on Monday that will last until Thursday.

The NWS warned, “Travel could be difficult, especially on backcountry roads. Those in the backcountry should ensure they have appropriate knowledge and gear and may want to consider alternate plans.”

Per Newsweek:

National Weather Service meteorologists are warning of heavy, wet snow across parts of Montana early next week as a cold front brings chilly weather into the region.

The NWS office in Great Falls, Montana, issued a winter storm watch early Friday morning. Snow is expected to begin on Monday morning and last until Tuesday evening.

The watch is related to a “rather vigorous upper trough” over the eastern Pacific that is threatening a cold front and windy weather through the Pacific Northwest and into the northern Rockies.

Up to 12 inches of snow is expected in higher elevations in the Continental Divide along the Rocky Mountain Front. During the same time frame, temperatures are expected to fall. Low temperatures in Great Falls are forecast at 40 degrees Fahrenheit, with highs barely breaking 50 degrees. The cool temperatures could contribute to mountain snow at higher elevations.

Check out what NBC Montana reported:

Winter storm watch in effect from Monday evening to Tuesday evening for Butte/Blackfoot Region, including Georgetown Lake, Highway 12 Garrison to Elliston, Butte, Homestake Pass, and MacDonald Pass. Heavy wet snow possible. Total snow accumulations 1 to 5 inches at Georgetown Lake and Macdonald Pass is possible, with 14 to 20 inches in the highest terrain.

Storm watch in effect from Monday evening to Tuesday evening for Potomac/Seeley Lake Region, including Highway 83 Seeley Lake to Condon, Highway 200 Bonner to Greenough, and I-90 East Missoula to Bearmouth. Heavy wet snow possible. Total snow accumulations up to 5 inches possible 6000 to 7000 feet, higher amounts above 7000 feet.

Storm watch in effect from Monday afternoon to Tuesday evening for West Glacier Region, including Bad Rock Canyon, Highway 83 Bigfork to Swan Lake, Marias Pass, Polebridge, and Essex. Heavy wet snow possible. Total snow accumulations 2 to 5 inches at Marias Pass, while 6 to 14 inches above 6000 feet in Glacier National Park is possible.


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