Q2 Weather: Update on Winter Storm

Posted at 3:46 PM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-24 17:49:41-05

BILLINGS- Snow will come and go, but the cold digs in a while.

The best snow making weather is Sunday night through Monday.

Accumulations will be highest from around Big Timber and the Crazy Mountains north to Harlowton, where a foot to 20 inches of snow are possible in places. In the Beartooth/Absaroka Ranges, 1 to 3 feet of snow is expected with 1 to 2 feet around Cooke City.

Yellowstone (Billings), Stillwater (Columbus), Musselshell (Roundup) counties could see reports of 8 to 12 inches by Tuesday morning. Snow totals will be less in the Red Lodge foothills and areas east of Yellowstone County.

While snow rates will ease up Tuesday and Wednesday, some of the area will still see light snow with up to another 3 inches in accumulation.

Temperatures remain cold with mainly single digit highs through Wednesday and overnight temperatures consistently below zero. A slightly less chilly Thursday turns bitter cold again through next weekend.

This weather can be especially hard on pets and young livestock. Expect very hazardous travel in some areas. Limit time outdoors with bitter cold wind chills in the mornings.