Freezing temps overnight and daytime highs in the low 40’s made for primo spring conditions at Whitefish Tuesday. Elsewhere, Bridger came through with 5” new and Big Sky with about 2” in the last 24hrs. Short term on both sides of the Divide include rain and snow showers tonight with an 8000’ snow line with a break in the precip Wednesday morning. Big Sky will see generally sunny skies and Whitefish will see a few snow showers as a weak cold front touches NW Montana. Thursday and Friday are shaping up to be sunny spring days across Montana’s mountains with some outstanding spring conditions. Whitefish Mountain Resort epic winter Fact: Talk about starting off the ski season on a roll – Whitefish received over 12 feet of measurable snow this past December opening up the steep terrain of Haskills, Hellroaring and East Rim before Christmas. A December to remember.
Short Term Forecast
West of the Divide:
Tuesday night into Wednesday morning look for rain showers to around 8000’ before a weak cold front pushes through in the afternoon ending showers but with not much effect on daytime temps. Maybe a few off and on snow showers will be experienced at a few locations. Wednesday night clearing skies will bring lows down to the mid 20’s with Thursday shaping up with sunny skies with daytime highs in the upper 30’s all across the West region.
East of the Divide:
Tuesday night into Wednesday, East siders will see morning lows in the upper 20’s with a few lingering snow showers at Bridger and Big Sky. By late morning the sun will start peeking through the clouds but it will be cooler than Tuesday with highs only in the low to mid 30’s. A good hard freeze on Weds night will mate perfectly with a mostly sunny spring day Thursday with highs in the mid 30’s.
In the long term Friday is looking like a very nice sunny day on both sides of the Divide with seasonal temps. Another pulse of Pacific moisture should impact areas West of the Divide starting Saturday night and spreading into SW Montana early Sunday. A bit of colder air will filter in from the NW and look to drop snow levels Sunday. Stay tuned…
West Central Montana Avalanche Center
Flathead Avalanche Center
Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center:
Geography Key :
WEST of the Continental Divide
Montana Snowbowl, Discovery Basin, Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Lookout Pass, Whitefish Mountain Resort, Blacktail Mountain, Turner Mountain, Marias Pass/Glacier NP, Jewel Basin
EAST of the Continental Divide
Big Sky Resort, Bridger Bowl, Red Lodge, Maverick Mountain, Great Divide, Showdown, Teton Pass
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