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Re: Current weather?

Postby Sue Z » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:00 pm

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Re: Current weather?

Postby Ear Mountain » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:38 pm

Crazy windy day last Saturday. 106 mph near East Glacier, 74 in Choteau but only 67 at our house. Lots of damage in town: trees down, home damaged etc. Also there were a couple of severe dust storms causing road closures and no visibility. There were some fairly large grass fires well east of Great Falls as well.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:59 pm

Winter has sucked here in the valley with virtually NO snowfall, but it's not over yet.

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Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Missoula MT
1138 PM MDT Wed Mar 11 2020

MTZ003-130545-
/O.CON.KMSO.WS.A.0005.200313T1500Z-200314T1800Z/
Flathead/Mission Valleys-
1138 PM MDT Wed Mar 11 2020

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3
inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Local
damaging winds possible. Pockets of blowing snow and freeze up
on area roads. Wind chills down to 20 degrees below zero.

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

* WHEN...From Friday morning through Saturday morning.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be affected. Areas of blowing snow
could significantly reduce visibility. Gusty winds could bring
down tree branches, causing power outages. The cold wind
chills as low as 20 below zero could cause frostbite on
exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.




Forecast for West Glacier region

Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Missoula MT
1138 PM MDT Wed Mar 11 2020

MTZ002-130545-
/O.CON.KMSO.WS.A.0005.200313T1500Z-200314T1800Z/
West Glacier Region-
1138 PM MDT Wed Mar 11 2020

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches
in the higher terrain and 2 to 6 inches in the valley possible.
Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Local damaging winds
possible. Pockets of blowing snow and freeze up on area roads.
Wind chills down to 30 degrees below zero.

* WHERE...Bad Rock Canyon, Essex, Highway 83 Bigfork to Swan
Lake, Marias Pass, and Polebridge.

* WHEN...From Friday morning through Saturday morning.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be affected. Areas of blowing snow
could significantly reduce visibility. Gusty winds could bring
down tree branches. The dangerously cold wind chills as low as
30 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as
little as 10 minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

&&

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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Sun May 31, 2020 11:45 am

FYI
We had a major Tstorm pass through at about 8am this morning.
Power is still out in about half the county judging by the Flathead Electric power outage map.
Gonna be hours, maybe a day or more before some areas have power again.

https://outage.flathead.coop:8181/#
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Re: Current weather?

Postby dpratt » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:41 am

PeteE wrote:FYI
We had a major Tstorm pass through at about 8am this morning.
Power is still out in about half the county judging by the Flathead Electric power outage map.
Gonna be hours, maybe a day or more before some areas have power again.

https://outage.flathead.coop:8181/#


It was quite the storm and reminded me of those spring storms the Midwest gets with threats of tornadoes. According to Lincoln Electric, a microcell hit Olney, which demolished some of their infrastructure. The entire Bonneville service area (out of WA), including all of Lincoln Electric's service area, was without power. My power was out for 12 hours. Trees on our property and along the Forest Service road we live on were uprooted left and right. Spent the day clearing the road with a neighbor, simply so that we could get out if needed. Now I have to tackle the trees on our property. My wood shed will be closer to full, that is for sure.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:06 am

Hey Doug! Glad you and your house are ok.
I haven't seen wind like this storm since moving here in 2002.

Yeah it's a mess in many neighborhoods around the valley. Surprisingly, Some areas around Kalispell(Evergreen) never lost power.
My power was out for about 10 hours. No biggie for me since I have battery-powered lanterns for light and cooked dinner and made coffee on my backpacking stove. :mrgreen:
"Big Boss" who lives off Whitefish Stage Rd. near MT40 got hammered. 18 large trees down all around his house. One big doug fir smashed his deck and hot tub and barely missed the roof over his living room. He has a 30KW propane generator but can't go near it because of his pacemaker. So I went out and did some additional hookups for him early yesterday morning. He chased a black bear off the lawn just before I arrived! :)
Gonna be a lot of firewood generated from this storm.

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Re: Current weather?

Postby dpratt » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:40 am

Glad you're ok, too. Thank goodness for alternative means of cooking. I made coffee and all meals on our propane Weber. :D
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