Four feet of snow have fallen in parts of northwestern Montana, and the National Weather Service is warning that another one or two feet might be on the way. Power is out in some areas, and plows are struggling to keep up with the unseasonable blizzard. Wild stuff for late September. According to the Great Falls, MT office of the NWS, "the 2-day snow total of 19.3 inches measured at Great Falls is the 2nd highest two-day snow total ever for any time of the year. The only winter storm to ever produce a higher two-day snow total occurred April 27-28, 2009 when 24.2 inches were measured."
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6:30 Sunday night and the snow keeps on coming. My first venture outside. Snow is dry thank goodness but deep. Those lumps are vehicles #montana #septemberblizzard #eastglacierpark #eastglacier #glaciernationalpark #septembersnowstorm #winterwonderland #montanablizzardSeptember272019 #climatechange #crazyweather #snowbound
It's not all doom and gloom, though. Some folks, like Parkin Costain, are out there pretending it's January:
TGR's very own Tim Durtschi was out there in the thick of it, ripping remarkably deep September pow.
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