Up to 13 inches of snow for Montana

“This hardly ever happens in mid August – even for that location,” says reader Kenneth Lund. “Normally in August they get temps about 60/40.”


  • Tonight – Rain and snow showers likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 9 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.
  • Friday – A chance of rain and snow showers before noon, then rain showers. Some thunder is also possible. High near 40. South southwest wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Friday Night – Rain and snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 31. South southwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around 3 inches.
  • Saturday – Rain and snow showers likely. Some thunder is also possible. Cloudy, with a high near 36. West southwest wind around 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around 3 inches.
  • Saturday Night – Snow showers likely, mainly before midnight. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.
  • Sunday – A chance of snow showers before noon, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Partly sunny, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.
  • Sunday Night – A chance of rain and snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Monday – A chance of rain and snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Partly sunny, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Monday Night – A chance of rain and snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Tuesday – A chance of rain and snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
  • Tuesday Night – A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Wednesday – A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

13 thoughts on “Up to 13 inches of snow for Montana

  1. Summer on hiatus in Alberta; August snow a real possibility with temperatures hovering around zero. Winter sport enthusiasts were delighted to see snow — yes SNOW — in Lake Louise’s forecast Wednesday night. “Temperatures hovering around the freezing mark means there is a chance for a rain/snow mix during the overnight,” adds Soddenburg.
    http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/summer-on-hiatus-in-alberta-august-snow-a-real-possibility-with-temperatures-hovering-around-zero/34509/

  2. “That location” forecast is for elevations above 10,000 feet (3048 meters) which is not unusual at ANY time of year because elevation = cold, which is precisely the reason why tropical mountains can have ice caps – like at Mt. Kilimanjaro, or Mt. Cayambe in Ecuador, or Mauna Kea in Hawai’i.

    • Yes HB last time I checked, Flying at 10,000 feet In August in Montana was always filled with snow and a mile or less of visibility.

    • Can’t say that – you are either sarcastic or one of those naysayers??
      It’s now OFFICIAl with NWS headline at 6,500 ft elevation – they expect 2 to 5″ of SNOW – in August. That is NOT usual. Wake up dude!
      This isn’t just the 12,000 ft level any longer! Even Wyoming expects some snow at relatively low elevations later this weekend with well below normal temps – 20 deg F below normal. Winter in August is “normal” now?? No it is not!

  3. I should think that a natural progression would be one in which you have cooler conditions for a couple of years, then a year or two that are warmer, but not as warm as before, then a much colder year, then another slightly warmer year, etc., before temps totally drop off the cliff. This seems to be the kind of climate change that occurred before the Vikings completely vacated Iceland and the Anasazi vacated places like Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon.

    • Oops. I meant “Greenland,” not Iceland. The Vikings or their descendants still live in Iceland, and most of them don’t believe in global warming. 🙂

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