The mountains have not gotten new snow over the weekend. Under partly cloudy skies temperatures are in the low 20s and winds are west at 15-30 mph. Sunny skies are forecasted through Wednesday with mountain temperatures in the 30s and light southwest winds. On Thanksgiving expect partly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures with an increasing chance of snowfall on Friday and Saturday.
Since yesterday morning the mountains near Bozeman and Big Sky picked up 5-7” of new snow while the mountains around West Yellowstone and Cooke City received 2-3”. During the storm winds blew 20-35 mph out of the W-NW, but decreased overnight and are currently blowing 5-10 mph out of the N-NE. The exception is the Bridger Range which has ridgetop winds blowing 10-15 mph from the due east. Temps this morning range from the single digits in the north to low teens in the south. Today, skies will be partly cloudy, winds will blow 5-15 mph out of the N-NE, and temps will warm into the upper teens to low 20s F. A building ridge of high pressure will produce nice weather through the weekend.
This morning temps range from the low 20s to low 30s F under mostly clear skies and winds are blowing 15-25 mph out of the W-SW. Nice weather continues today with plenty of sunshine and highs climbing into the 30s to low 40s F. Winds will increase this afternoon gusting upwards of 30 mph from the W-SW. Dry and breezy conditions continue through tomorrow, but a good storm is forecasted to deliver heavy snow on Friday.
In the last 24 hours the Bridger Range picked up 5” of snow while the mountains south of Bozeman to Big Sky and Taylor Fork got 1-2” and only a trace around West Yellowstone and Cooke City. Under clear skies mountain temperatures dropped to the single digits to zero F and westerly winds are blowing light at 5-15 mph. This week a dry high-pressure ridge will bring sunny skies, increasing winds and daytime temperatures reaching into the 30s. Our next chance of snow is Friday.
At 4am the mountains have 1-2” of new snow in most areas with 3” near Cooke City. Yesterday, wind speed increased to 15-25 mph out of the west-southwest with gusts overnight of 40-55 mph. Temperatures are teens F this morning and will be teens to low 20s F today and tomorrow, then warm to the mid-30s early next week. Snow showers today and tomorrow will drop 4-6” in the mountains with 8-10” possible near Cooke City by the end of the weekend.
Since Monday morning the Bridger Range got 16” of new snow, Cooke City, Hyalite and Big Sky got 10-12”, and 5” fell in the southern Madison Range and near West Yellowstone. Wind has been westerly at 5-15 mph and temperatures this morning are teens to low 20s F. The mountains will get 1-3” of snow this evening with clear skies expected Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will be mid-20s F with overnight lows reaching single digits F and wind at 5-15 mph out of the west.
Since Saturday morning the mountains have picked up 8-12” in the northern areas and 6-8” in the south. Winds blew 20-40 mph from the west with gusts into the 60’s. Snow has tapered off but looks to pick up this afternoon into tomorrow. The rest of the week is forecasted to be snowy and cold with daytime highs only reaching the high 20s in the mountains.
In the last 24 hours 2-5” of snow fell at high elevations. Rain was reported below 8000’ so exact snowfall amounts are unknown. Regardless, precipitation fell and westerly winds blew 25-30 mph with gusts of 60 mph. Winds have calmed this morning to 15-30 mph and snowfall has tapered. Temperatures are in the mid 20’s F and should remain below freezing through the weekend. Expect scattered snowfall today with the storm kicking into high gear Sunday morning and dropping a total of 12-16” by early Monday.
Heavy rain in Bozeman last night fell as snow in the mountains. The Bridger Range got up to a foot of heavy snow (and some rain) while the rest of the mountains got 3-5”. Temperatures this morning are in the mid-30s F and wind is westerly at 15-25 mph with gusts of 35-45 mph. Temperatures will be in the 30s F today and cool to high 20s F this weekend. Wind today will be westerly at 25-35 mph with gusts of 50-60 mph. Snow showers tonight and tomorrow will drop 4-6” in the mountains, and heavier snow on Sunday could deliver upwards of 6-12”.
Cold and unsettled weather over the past week delivered fresh snow to the mountains. Since Saturday the Bridger Range and mountains near Big Sky got 7-11” of snow, and near Cooke City and West Yellowstone got 5”. Wind was easterly at 5-15 mph the first half of the week, and shifted yesterday to west-southwest at 15-25 mph. Temperatures this weekend will be teens to highs 20s F. Snow on Saturday will drop 2-3” in the mountains with 5-7” possible south of Bozeman and near Cooke City. High pressure from Sunday through next week will bring mostly clear skies and temperatures in the 40s to 50s F.