We have had a very mild late-autumn/winter so far – flirted with 0 degrees a couple of times, several bouts of one to five inches of snow, but no sub-zero temps and no major snow dumps yet.
For instance – last Friday, we had a pretty decent “small” snow-storm, but it only left about three or four inches on the ground, and it was pretty much gone by Saturday.
But our recent wave of mild weather is going to change starting Saturday evening. Our wintry blast won’t be as dramatic as the “polar vortex” that slammed the Midwest a few days ago, but will still definitely be quite a change from what we’ve had so far this season.
From the National Weather Service:
Also: “An artic cold front will move southward into the region Saturday night into Sunday morning. The coldest air will affect North Central MT, with periods of snow, heavy at times, for many areas. Expect wind chill values of 20 below to 40 below over North Central MT as well.”
And here’s what Brandon at KRTV has to say: