Record Breaking Snowfall, Blizzard Conditions For West MT
A Blizzard Warning continues through 6am Monday (9/30) for Eastern Glacier. That includes Browning, where 40 inches of snow had accumulated as of this morning (Sunday 9/29), according to the Great Falls Tribune.
This historic fall storm hit parts of north central Montana with several feet of snow, forcing some schools and businesses to close tomorrow. 9.7 inches of snow fell in Great Falls on Saturday, setting a daily and one-day September record. As of 6pm Sunday, 14 inches of snow had accumulated in Great Falls, according to a KRTV report.
In an executive order, Governor Steve Bullock has declared a Winter Storm Emergency. According to a press release, the declaration will provide all the resources needed for local government to keep Montanans safe in the areas hardest hit by the storm.
With an unprecedented winter storm throwing our state a surprise in September, state and local governments are working closely together to protect the health and safety of Montanans and our top priority is making sure that happens. Montanans should heed all warnings from state and local officials, travel safely, and be cautious during this time. -Gov. Bullock
In Sunburst, Montana, just 9 miles south of the Canadian border, this snowdrift kept a family from dinner on the patio:
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