Q2 Weather: Record-breaking snow in Billings

Posted at 3:08 PM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 17:08:17-04

BILLINGS – At 2 p.m. Monday, the snow continued to fly in the Billings area, and the temperature was right around freezing.

And of course this means that Billings has now broken the record for the snowiest winter in Billings since records have been kept.

At 10 a.m., the Billings airport measured 1/10 of an inch of snowfall, which was enough to break the tie for the seasonal snowfall record with a winter 2013-14 and the winter of 2017-18.

The final number will come after the snow is measured one more time at 6 p.m. but until then the record still stands.

The threat board now has a Winter Weather Advisory from Great Falls on down to Yellowstone Park with snowfall amounts varying from 1 to 2 to 2 to 4 inches of snow.

Meanwhile along the high line we still have Flood Advisories and Flood Warnings, the Milk River continues to be over 4 feet out of its banks at 28.0 feet.

The Doppler radar continues to show this upper level low pressure cell sitting and spinning over Wyoming and sending more moisture across south-central Montana in the form of rain and snow.

As the afternoon wears on, the rain will start mixing with the snowfall again and by 6 p.m. it looks like the whole thing will start pulling away from Billings.

By Tuesday morning, the whole storm will be over into the Dakotas and sunny sky should return to Billings and much of Montana.

Our temperatures will remain rather chilly for the next few hours and bottom out around 29 degrees at 5 a.m. then bounce back into the 40s by 2 p.m. Tuesday.


Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for rain and snow this evening. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Low 29 degrees.

Tuesday: Sunny and warmer. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. High 57 degrees.

Wednesday: Sunny and warmer still. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. High 70 degrees.