Blizzard Conditions Over the Sierra Nevada Mountains; Critical Fire Weather in the High Plains

A strong winter storm across the west is currently producing heavy mountain snow, strong/high winds, and heavy low elevation rain to parts of the Pacific Northwest, Great Basin, California and the northern/central Rockies. Impacts are expected to continue through Sunday. Across the High Plains, strong winds and dry air will support Critical to Elevated fire weather conditions through the weekend. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Great Falls, Great Falls International Airport (KGTF)

Lat: 47.47333°NLon: 111.38222°WElev: 3675.0ft.

Overcast

-10°C

14°F

Humidity 76%
Wind Speed NNW 14 MPH
Barometer 29.5 in (998.99 mb)
Dewpoint -13°C (8°F)
Visibility 16 km
Wind Chill-18°C (-1°F)
Last update 02 Mar 03:53 PM MST
Extended Forecast for

Great Falls MT

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Snow showers likely, mainly before 5pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around -9. North northwest wind around 16 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 centimeters possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: -9 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow showers, mainly before midnight.  Low around -13. Wind chill values as low as -20. West northwest wind 13 to 18 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 centimeters possible.

    Snow Showers
    then Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: -13 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near -2. Wind chill values as low as -20. West northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h increasing to 16 to 21 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 km/h.

    Partly Sunny

    High: -2 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -16. North wind around 11 km/h.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -16 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near -6. North wind 8 to 10 km/h.

    Partly Sunny

    High: -6 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -15. Northeast wind around 11 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers

    Low: -15 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near -6. Northeast wind 10 to 13 km/h.  New snow accumulation of less than one centimeter possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: -6 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A slight chance of snow showers before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -12. Northeast wind 10 to 13 km/h becoming south southwest after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: -12 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 2.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 2 °C

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Snow showers likely, mainly before 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around -9. North northwest wind around 16 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 centimeters possible.
Tonight
Snow showers, mainly before midnight. Low around -13. Wind chill values as low as -20. West northwest wind 13 to 18 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 centimeters possible.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near -2. Wind chill values as low as -20. West northwest wind 10 to 15 km/h increasing to 16 to 21 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 km/h.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -16. North wind around 11 km/h.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near -6. North wind 8 to 10 km/h.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -15. Northeast wind around 11 km/h.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near -6. Northeast wind 10 to 13 km/h. New snow accumulation of less than one centimeter possible.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of snow showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -12. Northeast wind 10 to 13 km/h becoming south southwest after midnight.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 2.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -10.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 4.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -7.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 7.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -4.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 12.
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Point Forecast:
Great Falls MT
 47.51°N 111.31°W (Elev. 1036 m)
2:51 pm MST Mar 2, 2024
4pm MST Mar 2, 2024-6pm MST Mar 9, 2024
 
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