BILLINGS- The snow continued to pile up outside in Billings on a very cold Monday. So far Billings has measured five inches of snow up in the airport. Pompey’s Pillars picked up almost seven inches, and Huntley is at six-and-a-half inches of snow.
But so far, the big winners are Cooke City with over 14 inches of new snow out of this current snowstorm.
Billing started out the day at 7 degrees below zero, and since then we have warmed up to five below zero.
That seems to be the case across Montana. East of the divide, everybody is in the single digits below zero. The current wind chill factor in Billings is 23 degrees below zero.
The only ones colder than Billings are Livingston, Great Falls and Havre, which are 28 and 24 and 27 below zero, respectively.
The threat board across Montana is filled with winter storm warnings, winter weather advisories and even a blizzard warning around Missoula.
Here in Billings, we are expecting another two to five inches of snow by 5 a.m. Tuesday. Plus, we expect wind chill factors to continue to stay around 25 below zero.
Right now, the Doppler radar shows the scattered snow showers continue to pile up from Missoula to Great Falls and Jordan.
In south-central Montana, we see snow from the Beartooth Mountains through Billings up into Musselshell County and over to Hysham.
The computer models say we could see as much as four to six inches of snow through Wednesday and six to 10 inches of snow in Billings, by the time Friday gets here.
Temperatures will continue to stay below zero, until about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when we pop up to 0 degrees.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 70 percent chance for snow likely in the evening. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Low -5 degrees.
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy snow likely again with accumulations of around one more inch. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 70 percent. High 6 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for snow. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. High 12 degrees.