Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Heavy Snow
State MONTANA
County/Area PRAIRIE
WFO GGW
Report Source Public
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-10-11 15:00:00.0 MST-7
End Date 2008-10-12 09:00:00.0 MST-7
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An unseasonably strong upper level low lifted out of the Great Basin on October 11th spreading a swath of heavy wet snow across northeast Montana. The combination of heavy wet snow on several trees that had yet to lose their leaves created numerous power outages, small fires from the power lines arcing and broken tree limbs. The slow movement of this low pressure system resulted in significant early season snowfall accumulations throughout most of the region with a record daily maximum snowfall for October having occurred in Glasgow. The majority of the reports were from 6 to 12 inches, with a few higher reports, including 16 inches in the Larb Hills southwest of Hinsdale, and 18 on the top of Big Sheep Mountain northwest of Terry.
Event Narrative An estimated total snowfall of 18 inches occurred 25 miles northwest of Terry along the Big Sheep Mountains. At lower elevations, 4 to 8 inches of snow were reported.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 7.00K 0.00K
PRAIRIE (ZONE) PRAIRIE (ZONE) MT 10/11/2008 15:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAWSON (ZONE) DAWSON (ZONE) MT 10/11/2008 17:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 7.00K 0.00K
WIBAUX (ZONE) WIBAUX (ZONE) MT 10/11/2008 19:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARFIELD (ZONE) GARFIELD (ZONE) MT 10/11/2008 19:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCONE (ZONE) MCCONE (ZONE) MT 10/11/2008 19:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PETROLEUM (ZONE) PETROLEUM (ZONE) MT 10/11/2008 19:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHLAND (ZONE) RICHLAND (ZONE) MT 10/11/2008 20:35 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VALLEY (Z... CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VALLEY (Z... MT 10/11/2008 21:26 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WESTERN ROOSEVELT (ZONE) WESTERN ROOSEVELT (ZONE) MT 10/11/2008 22:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EASTERN ROOSEVELT (ZONE) EASTERN ROOSEVELT (ZONE) MT 10/11/2008 22:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN VALLEY (ZONE) NORTHERN VALLEY (ZONE) MT 10/11/2008 23:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHERIDAN (ZONE) SHERIDAN (ZONE) MT 10/12/2008 00:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PHILLIPS... CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PHILLIPS... MT 10/12/2008 00:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN PHILLIPS (ZONE) NORTHERN PHILLIPS (ZONE) MT 10/12/2008 00:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DANIELS (ZONE) DANIELS (ZONE) MT 10/12/2008 00:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LITTLE ROCKY MOUNTAINS (ZONE) LITTLE ROCKY MOUNTAINS (ZONE) MT 10/12/2008 03:00 MST-7 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 7.00K 0.00K