Forecasters warned on Sunday that the early-season wintry blast (it’s still September!) will drop several additional feet of snow in parts of the region,
The National Weather Service said the strong storm will continue to produce heavy snow, strong winds and potential blizzard conditions into Monday morning.
The NWS in Great Falls reported 16 inches (41 cm) of snow had already fallen near Marias Pass just south of Glacier National Park by early Saturday afternoon, and that by Sunday morning snowfall rates were increasing.
“We’ve already had about a foot and a half (45 cm); we probably are going to see another couple feet (60 cm) of snow by the time this is done,” said Fox News Chief Meteorologist Rick Reichmuth.
Temperatures are expected to drop into the teens and 20s (Fahrenheit) across much of western and central Montana overnight Monday.
Good luck to those who lose power. Maybe they can pull their chairs up to a cozy windmill and warm their bodies that way.