Cold and dry weather continued today for Bozeman and SW Montana. Clouds have been building over the region and will help slow the cooling process down by Friday morning. Temperatures will be only slightly warmer heading into Friday and the weekend but remain well below normal for this time of year.
We will start to see increasing moisture and surface winds as a pacific storm rolls over Montana Friday through Sunday. There is a chance for valley snow but mountains and passes could have minor travel difficulties with snow and wind this weekend.
The above on demand STORMTracker video will walk you through the forecast hour by hour now through Saturday morning with Chief Meteorologist Mike Heard.
BOZEMAN SNOWFALL REPORT:
Winter season to date data is impressive for Bozeman and Belgrade. Currently Bozeman MSU has a total season to date snow total of 107". On average Bozeman MSU should have 53.5". So that 107" is ranked as the highest snow total for season to date for Bozeman MSU.
Another interesting point for Bozeman Yellowstone Airport (Belgrade) is the colder than normal February. Average temperature through the 22nd is 15.7° and that is -10.6° below normal and ranked as the 13th coldest so far.
Below is the record winter seasonal grand total for Bozeman MSU. The most winter season total snowfall for Bozeman MSU is 158.5" back in the 1996-97 winter season. This record could fall if we continue to pick up weekly snow storms through the month of March.