‘Historic’ Weekend Snowstorm Forecast to Bring Blizzard Conditions to the Rockies

By Jesse Sokolow on 26 September 2019
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On the road in the Rockies

On the road in the Rockies

A late September blizzard may bring the first snow of the season to parts of the Northern Rockies this weekend, along with tree damage and power outages.

The National Weather Service said that the upper low-pressure system that will drop into the Pacific Northwest late Friday could bring a “significant and possibly historic” snowstorm to the region.

Snow will become widespread late Friday and continue through the weekend in the northern Rockies of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, to be followed by a second blast of snow that will hit the Northern Rockies and the northern High Plains on Monday and Tuesday.

The snow will impact travel through passes in the region. Drivers should expect icy roads with possible whiteout conditions.

The National Weather Service office in Great Falls, Montana, said that the “early-season winter storm and/or blizzard has the potential to set a new benchmark for snow accumulations, cold temperatures and resulting impacts for parts of the northern Rockies and the Rocky Mountain Front.”

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