Heavy Snowfall in the Northern Rockies & Northern Plains; Critical Fire Weather Concerns Over the West

A low pressure system will bring significant snowfall from the northern Rockies into the northern Plains this weekend, along with bitterly cold temperatures. Meanwhile, dry and gusty conditions will result in critical fire weather conditions over parts of California and the Four Corners region. Across the East, temperatures will gradually turn cooler in most areas with scattered precipitation. Read More >

Current conditions at

Helena Regional Airport (KHLN)

Lat: 46.60445°NLon: 111.9892°WElev: 3874ft.

snow,ice fog

25°F

-4°C

Humidity 85%
Wind Speed NNW 3 MPH
Barometer 30.01 in (1016.26 mb)
Dewpoint 21°F (-6°C)
Visibility 0.50 mi
Last update 23 Oct 04:15 PM MDT
Extended Forecast for

Helena MT

Winter Storm Warning until October 24, 09:00pm
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Winter Storm Warning
  •  
    Winter Storm Warning until October 24, 09:00pm

    NOW until
    9:00pm Sat

    Winter Storm Warning

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Snow.  High near 28. North northeast wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow

    High: 28 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times.  Patchy blowing snow after midnight. Low around 13. East northeast wind 6 to 11 mph becoming west northwest 13 to 18 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

    Heavy Snow
    and Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 13 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow, mainly before 2pm.  Areas of blowing snow. High near 18. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a north wind 17 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Areas Blowing
    Snow

    High: 18 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. North northwest wind 13 to 18 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 1 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 17. North wind 3 to 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 17 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -2. South wind 3 to 5 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -2 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. Light south wind becoming west southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 30 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Southwest wind around 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 20 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Snow. High near 28. North northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tonight
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Patchy blowing snow after midnight. Low around 13. East northeast wind 6 to 11 mph becoming west northwest 13 to 18 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.
Saturday
Snow, mainly before 2pm. Areas of blowing snow. High near 18. Wind chill values as low as -5. Blustery, with a north wind 17 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. North northwest wind 13 to 18 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 17. North wind 3 to 5 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -2. South wind 3 to 5 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. Light south wind becoming west southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Southwest wind around 8 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 47.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 50.
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Point Forecast:
Helena MT
 46.61°N 111.99°W (Elev. 3878 ft)
2:36 pm MDT Oct 23, 2020
4pm MDT Oct 23, 2020-6pm MDT Oct 30, 2020
 
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