From The StormTracker Weather Center

Jan 9, 2013 4:16 PM by Bob McGuire-Q2 Weather Center

Q2 Weather Update: Higher snowfall amount

We started talking about this upcoming snow storm on Monday and each day, as all the variables became known the picture kept getting worse. First it was 5 inches of snow then 8 and then 10. Today the latest Winter Storm Watch was released by the Billings National Weather Service. Now We could get 8 to 14 inches of snow in Billings, if the upcoming storm sits and parks over the area as planned. The following is the most current Winter Weather Watch Released by the Weather Service.


.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA THURSDAY. THIS COLD
AIR WILL COMBINE WITH ABUNDANT PACIFIC MOISTURE TO PRODUCE A
PROLONGED PERIOD OF SNOW THURSDAY INTO EARLY SATURDAY. SNOW COULD
BE HEAVY AT TIMES AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT.

SOUTHERN WHEATLAND-MUSSELSHELL-NORTHERN STILLWATER-YELLOWSTONE-
SOUTHERN BIG HORN-EASTERN CARBON-NORTHERN PARK-
NORTHERN SWEET GRASS-GOLDEN VALLEY-NORTHERN BIG HORN-JUDITH GAP-
PARADISE VALLEY-LIVINGSTON AREA-CRAZY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE LOCATIONS OF...HARLOWTON...TWODOT...SHAWMUT...
ROUNDUP...MELSTONE...MUSSELSHELL...COLUMBUS...ABSAROKEE...
PARK CITY...REED POINT...RAPELJE...BILLINGS...LAUREL...HUNTLEY...
POMPEYS PILLAR...CUSTER...BROADVIEW...LODGE GRASS...PRYOR...
WYOLA...FORT SMITH...BRIDGER...JOLIET...FROMBERG...BELFRY...
WARREN...CLYDE PARK...WILSALL...BIG TIMBER...MELVILLE...RYEGATE...
LAVINA...HARDIN...CROW AGENCY...BUSBY...JUDITH GAP...EMIGRANT...
LIVINGSTON...SPRINGDALE
308 AM MST WED JAN 9 2013

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THURSDAY MORNING. THE SNOW
COULD BECOME HEAVY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY.
THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF FRIDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 14 INCHES OF NEW SNOW IS POSSIBLE BY
THE TIME THE SNOW ENDS FRIDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT AS
VISIBILITIES WILL BE DRAMATICALLY REDUCED AND ROADS BECOME
SNOW PACKED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS
POSSIBLE BUT NOT IMMINENT. AT THIS TIME THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR
SIGNIFICANT SNOW. FUTURE DRIVING AND WALKING CONDITIONS MAY
BECOME HAZARDOUS SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

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