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Early Season Storm Drops Four Feet on NW Montana

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."

RELATED: Jackson Hole and Big Sky See More Snow Accumulation

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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NOAA shows big colorful blobs over the northwestern corner of the country - that means SNOW. NOAA graphic. A storm system moving into the Pacific Northwest and Montana could leave up to 4 feet of snow in the Cascades by the middle of this week. This means the second round of heavy snowfall this season for mountains like Crystal, Stevens Pass, and Mt. Baker. A few weeks ago, the Cascades received historic amounts of early season snow. This time, NOAA again forecasts high

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Fat Bear Week's back, alright! Excitement is in the air; not only has snow started to fall, but we can now behold the gloriousness that is fat bears. Every year, Katmai National Park puts on a tournament-style competition on their Facebook page to celebrate the success and resilience of brown bears. The best part? It's up to us, the public, to decide who rules the Brooks River.  It's almost #FatBearWeek but all we really care about is #fatbearbutts pic.twitter.com/Tsvr0SLYao—