FIRST BLIZZARD OF THE FALL COULD MAKE TRAVEL IMPOSSIBLE

  • September 27, 2019

Weather forecasters are predicting severe winter storms this upcoming weekend in parts of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alberta, in Canada beginning late today and lasting throughout the weekend. 

Montana is expected to get the worst of the storm, where at least a foot of snow accumulation is “probable” and “multiple feet of snow” is possible in some areas. 

Forecasters also say that the storm could bring wind gusts of up to 40 m.p.h. 

“This early-season winter storm and/or blizzard has the potential to set a new benchmark for snow accumulations, cold temperatures, and resulting impacts for parts of the Northern Rockies and the Rocky Mountain Front,” the U.S. 

National Weather Service – Great Falls wrote. “Extreme impacts are possible with this storm, including to the power infrastructure (downed power lines resulting in widespread power outages), agricultural interests, outdoor recreation (camping and hunting activities), and travel. 

Widespread significant tree damage is possible with the heavy, wet snow and strong winds impacting trees with foliage.” 

Source: CDL Life