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NWS Reports Increases In Moisture Across Montana

Although much of the state is still suffering from a drought it did receive some moisture over the last month. Billings National Weather Service Meteorologist Cory Mottice on the improvements he’s seen on the state’s drought monitor.

Eastern Montana Experiencing Potentially Historic Snowfall

The Montana Department of Transportation closed Interstate 94 Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from Billings to the border with North Dakota due to extremely heavy snow fall. Brandon Bigelbach with the National Weather Service in Glasgow on the forecast for conditions in the Northeast region of Montana.

Montana Facing Record Winter Storm For April

It may be spring but Montana still has a major winter storm making its way through the southwest region of the state. Todd Chambers with the National Weather Service in Billings on what Montanans should expect in the coming days.

Southeast Montana Could See Snowfall Starting Next Week

A fall weather system moving into southeastern Montana has caused the National Weather Service to announce a hazardous weather outlook. Rain of an inch or more is expected to cover an area from Livingston east to the state border by Monday with possible snowfall at higher elevations. Cold temperatures caused the Department of Transportation to...

Wildland Firefighters Receive Weather Break And Pay Raise

Firefighters got some relief Tuesday as a cold front knocked temperatures 20 degrees below normal in Western Montana. According to the National Weather Service at least a half-inch of rain is expected along much of the Continental Divide with more cool weather extending through today or even into Thursday. That could be followed by two more co...

NWS Announces New Thunderstorm Alert System

The National Weather Service has announced it would launch a new wireless emergency alert for thunderstorms August 2nd which could come in handy for Montanans. The alert will be similar to the its Tornado and Flash Flood Warnings to convey the severity and potential impacts of thunderstorms adding a damage threat tag to Severe Thunderstorm War...

National Weather Service Predicts Record-Breaking Heat Throughout The Week

A prolonged period of high temperatures will bake the entire Northern Rockies through this weekend with temperatures potentially hitting 110 degrees this week, according to the National Weather Service. A high and moderate heat risk is forecast for the Flathead Valley with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 90s, north central Idaho, west central...

Hazardous Weather Warning Issued For Remainder Of The Week

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather warning for parts of Montana and Wyoming as temperatures were expected to rocket higher later this week. Forecasters say temperatures will hit the upper 90s by Thursday in portions of central Montana, southcentral Montana, southeast Montana and northcentral Wyoming. They warn trying t...