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Q2 Weather: How much snow did Billings get?

Posted at 2:52 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 16:52:04-04

The rain and heavy snow have stopped, and the temperatures continue to be a little on the chilly side. At 1:30 p.m. Monday, it was 28 degrees in Billings. However, we are expecting those temperatures to rise throughout the night and get back above freezing.

Around the rest of the state, our temps were mostly into the 20s in the east, a few 30s around the mountains, and mainly 40s and 50s out in the far west.

Snowfall over the weekend was very impressive. Northwest Billings had 16.2 inches of snow, the Heights had 15.9, Huntley and the Billings West End had 15.6 inches of snow.

Acton, Broadview and Worden all were around 15 inches, while the Billings airport reported 9.6 inches of snow.

We still have a Winter Weather Advisory for much of southeastern Montana until 6 p.m. Monday. One to 2 inches of snow is still possible, as well as freezing rain.

The Doppler radar continues to show where most of the rain and snow will move to Monday night. Caught up in a northwesterly flow, it takes most of the precipitation Monday afternoon away from Billings.

The high-resolution forecast model shows things will be drying up the rest of the day for Billings, but then another batch of rain moves in Monday night around 10 p.m. It will be warmer so the precipitation will come down as rain later tonight.

We expect partly cloudy skies on Tuesday and most of the rain and snow will be all around Billings on Wednesday.

It looks like we could see more snow move in late Wednesday into Thursday. Maybe we could see another 2 to 4 inches of snow possible.

It will be 32 degrees at 6 p.m. Monday and warming up into the mid-30s overnight and back up to 36 degrees by Tuesday afternoon.

It will be 43 degrees for a high on Tuesday, 41 Wednesday, then we drop back down to the 20s towards the end of the week with another shot at snow coming our way.


TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with rain likely overnight. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Low 31 degrees.

TUESDAY: Partly sunny with a 20% chance for rain or snow in the morning. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph morning shifting to the Southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon and warmer. High 43 degrees.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow in the morning and some spotty showers in the afternoon. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to the East in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. High 41 degrees.