Contact Us

Perfect Storm Dumps up to 13 Inches of Snow Around Missoula [AUDIO]

Heavy Snow
photo by Peter Christian

The National Weather Service reported on Sunday morning, February 9, that the perfect combination of temperature and moisture met at about midnight, and dumped from five to 13 inches of snow on Western Montana.

Meteorologist intern Genki Kino had been gathering statistics about snowfall amounts all morning.

“Here at the airport, we had about five inches of snow,” Kino said. “In the South Hills we had reports of between seven and nine inches, while the big winner in Western Montana was Sula, where they reported 13 inches of fresh snow overnight.”

Kino said conditions were perfect for an unexpected amount of heavy snow.

“It was just the perfect set-up,” Kino said. “We got some cold air, and then we got that moisture feed that just came over, and that resulted in lots of snow.”

Kino said the bulk of the heavy snow has already fallen, but more could be on the way.

“We do have the potential for some snow bands this afternoon,” Kino said. “We’re going to keep an eye on those snow bands, and if they appear, we could see some moderate snowfall again this afternoon, into this evening.”

The forecast is calling for more light snow starting Monday, mixed with freezing rain by Tuesday night into Wednesday. Temperatures will rise into the mid to upper 30′s throughout the coming week.

National Weather Service Intern Genki Kino

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

More from AM 1240 KLYQ

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://klyq.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 KLYQ quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on AM 1240 KLYQ quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!