Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Heavy Snow
County/Area PRAIRIE
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-05-01 10:00:00.0 MST-7
End Date 2008-05-02 00:00:00.0 MST-7
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 10.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong late spring storm system tracked slowly across northern Wyoming and South Dakota bringing much needed precipitation to portions of northeast Montana. The precipitation began early in the morning as rain before changing to heavy wet snow in the afternoon across Valley, Garfield, McCone and Prairie counties. Most locations in these counties measured snow ranging between two and four inches by late evening; although heavier amounts of eight to nine inches were recorded in areas with higher terrain.
Event Narrative Total snowfall ranged between four and six inches 15 miles east of Crow Rock. The snow and cold temperatures resulted in the death of several newborn calves in the higher elevations of the Big Sheep Mountains.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
PRAIRIE (ZONE) PRAIRIE (ZONE) MT 05/01/2008 10:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VALLEY (Z... CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VALLEY (Z... MT 05/01/2008 10:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARFIELD (ZONE) GARFIELD (ZONE) MT 05/01/2008 15:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 10.00K 0.00K