"Aggressive river rise" due to several inches of rain is in store for counties in eastern Montana, with possible flooding through Friday night. Creeks, streams, and rivers are all at risk and residents should keep a close eye on powerful weather cells.
Your favorite fruit trees are going to die soon in Montana if you see any damage similar to these pictures. A long winter with deep snowbanks made for the perfect "storm" of destruction by a hated rodent - the vole.
Ah, spring in Montana. Heavy, wet snow is expected all day Thursday north of White Sulphur Springs in the Lewis and Clark National Forest. Very gusty winds are expected with the snow, making travel on Highway 89 difficult at times.
Storm Warnings and Weather Advisories are covering southwest Montana through Tuesday morning. Valleys may only see a couple of inches of fresh snow, while higher elevations may get up to 10 inches - making travel difficult at times.
Flooding due to snowmelt is nothing new in the spring, but flooding in very rural areas is extra dangerous. Having less traffic and fewer people around means less help if you find yourself in a jam on a flooded roadway. Even minor flooding can become an emergency if your vehicle becomes stuck or disabled.
After a 'real' Montana winter filled with proper snow storms and long-lasting snow berms, NOW is the time we get to discover what treasures have been buried beneath the freeze on our lawns and backyards.
The falling snow isn't supposed to last that long and the concern is mainly for higher elevations. But Tuesday night could get very messy with up to 5" of fresh snow and 45 MPH winds showing up for about 12 hours.