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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:48 pm

We didn't get much snow in WF--maybe 2" and the wind wasn't too bad in WF either.
The NE valley from the airport north was ugly though this morning.

I had to help our secretary shuttle big boss's truck to the airport this morning.
That meant 2 trips back and forth to the airport from WF.
Blowing snow is always an issue with these cold fronts that come from the East.
Bad Rock Canyon "focuses" the frigid air coming over the Divide, straight down McDonald creek valley, and shoots in SW, right at the area around the airport and north to MT40.

The first part is on Hodgen Rd going east towards US2. Very open at the bottom of the hill where visibility goes near zero. Then a clip on US2.
You know it's cold when the snow blows around like sand on a beach.

1:18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFewolfHcgw

Later on it got almost nice :)

This clip was taken on Braig Rd. this afternoon on the way home.
This field and adjacent fields are low and flat. Every year the melting snow floods them, covering much of the field with a few inches to a foot of water.
This creates perfect conditions for all sorts of emergent plant and animal(insect) growth.
Ducks like mallards and red heads, like those pictured in the video love this kind of habitat.
Later as the fields dry, many other species birds move in to forage.

3:19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq0qzXoQgLg

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US2 north of the airport this morning.

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Re: Current weather?

Postby dpratt » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:50 am

That photo on US 2 looks Arctic-cold.

Woke up this morning to a fresh dusting and it is still snowing. We're not supposed to see more than 1" today, although yesterday we received more than twice the forecast, so we'll see....

Considering that we had 1.5 feet of snow on the ground in early November, this has been a long winter and it just doesn't want to loosen its grasp. The long-term forecast doesn't predict a high of 50 until the middle of the month. Time will tell.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby daveparker » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:19 pm

dpratt wrote:That photo on US 2 looks Arctic-cold.

Woke up this morning to a fresh dusting and it is still snowing. We're not supposed to see more than 1" today, although yesterday we received more than twice the forecast, so we'll see....

Considering that we had 1.5 feet of snow on the ground in early November, this has been a long winter and it just doesn't want to loosen its grasp. The long-term forecast doesn't predict a high of 50 until the middle of the month. Time will tell.


Yes, it is a long winter this year, Normally that foot and a half on the ground does not come until in Dec sometime, so getting it in Nov was really unexpected and this hanging around so long is starting to draw on everybody a bit.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby dpratt » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:23 pm

My phone just chimed with an alert from the National Weather Service. A winter storm warning was issued by the National Weather Service for tomorrow night through Friday morning. Another 4"-6" is predicted. :roll:

Lots of melting happening today, but it isn't warm enough to get rid of all 7" that fell on Monday.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:32 pm

dpratt wrote:My phone just chimed with an alert from the National Weather Service. A winter storm warning was issued by the National Weather Service for tomorrow night through Friday morning. Another 4"-6" is predicted. :roll:

Lots of melting happening today, but it isn't warm enough to get rid of all 7" that fell on Monday.


One can imagine how much the elevations above 6000ft are going to get from the Thursday/Friday storm.

And this weekend, above 8000ft could get several feet if that cold air is still around.

pete :wink:

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Missoula MT
239 PM MDT Wed Apr 4 2018

MTZ003-052045-
/O.NEW.KMSO.WS.A.0005.180406T0000Z-180406T2000Z/
Flathead/Mission Valleys-
239 PM MDT Wed Apr 4 2018

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow possible. Total snow
accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with localized amounts up to 7
inches, are possible. Wet road surfaces could quickly freeze and
create very icy travel. Strong winds could cause local tree
damage and power outages, especially through Badrock Canyon, the
northern Flathead valley and on the east side of Flathead Lake.

* WHERE...Flathead Lake, Flathead Valley, Mission Valley, and
Polson.

* WHEN...From Thursday evening through Friday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions. Tree
branches could fall. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph could
cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:20 am

Driving into Kalispell this morning looks about like last Monday pictured above! 8)

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Re: Current weather?

Postby dpratt » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:46 am

Snowing lightly here, but thankfully melting at the moment. It is a beautiful early March morning. Oh..um...wait...
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Re: Current weather?

Postby dpratt » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:43 am

To my NW Montana Chatter neighbors - happy January 96th! :roll:

We grew tired of waiting for spring and decided to just take matters into our own hands.

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Full disclosure - not our house and not my picture, although we have about the same amount of snow around our sidewalk.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby Jay w » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:26 am

I think that photo is from Two Harbors, MN. BTW, skiing is great in Minneapolis.

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Re: Current weather?

Postby Jay w » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:05 am

Usually the weather Glacier gets, hits us a few days later. All I can say is we're having a great April for skiing.

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Re: Current weather?

Postby Ear Mountain » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:18 am

Yep we had over 8 inches yesterday. Clearing this morning. Hoping spring will come eventually and without flooding from fast snowmelt.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby Jay w » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:01 am

We have a foot so far, and they're saying we'll get more today. A storm total of 14-18 inches (more in other locations.). And my snowblower was stolen about 5 years ago.
Yeah, really.

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Re: Current weather?

Postby Ear Mountain » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:01 am

Jay w wrote:We have a foot so far, and they're saying we'll get more today. A storm total of 14-18 inches (more in other locations.). And my snowblower was stolen about 5 years ago.
Yeah, really.

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Re: Current weather?

Postby Jay w » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:46 pm

The problem is I have to move the snow, so the snow from the driveway has to be moved to the yard after a small spot has been filled. So in the picture, about half the snow pictured is from the driveway, which is behind the fence to the left. Also, there was no snow here a couple days ago.

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Re: Current weather?

Postby dpratt » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:47 am

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