Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Winter Storm
State MONTANA
County/Area MUSSELSHELL
WFO BYZ
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-10-09 19:00:00.0 MST-7
End Date 2008-10-12 13:00:00.0 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 A significant snowstorm brought heavy wet and record snowfall to Southern Montana. As an upper low dropped south into southern Nevada Friday, October 10th, before making a turn to the northeast reaching Eastern Montana on October 12th, persistent overrunning and upslope flow brought a long duration snow event to the region. Snowfall began in many areas on the evening of Thursday, October 9th and continued through Sunday, October 12th. The most intense portion of the storm with the heaviest snowfall rates occurred Saturday night October 11th into Sunday morning October 12th as the main upper low ejected out across Montana. With the high water content of the snow, many large tree limbs and power lines were brought down by the weight of the snow. Temperatures were also well below normal for this time of year. The following is a comprehensive list by county of snow totals received from the storm:
Big Horn County Pryor 15.0 Fort Smith 12.0 Hardin 2N 11.0 Decker 10N 11.0 Busby 10.0
Carbon County Cole Creek Snotel 48.8 Roscoe 4SE 45.0 Red Lodge 2S 42.0 Alpine 40.0 Roscoe 6S 38.0 Red Lodge 36.0 Burnt Mountain Snotel 35.3 Red Lodge 4N 32.0 Roberts 5.9NNW 22.9 Belfry 16.0 Red Lodge 9ENE 12.0 Joliet 11.0 Bridger 10.0 Bridger 2N 9.0
Carter County Ekalaka 17SW 12.0 Ridgeway 1S 12.0 Ekalaka 10.0 Albion 13W 8.0 Boyes 8.0 Alzada 6.0
Custer County Volborg 14.0 Miles City 10NE 12.0 Ismay 6W 10.0 Knowlton 1E 9.0 Powderville 8NNE 7.3 Miles City 7NE 6.0 Miles City 5.0
Fallon County Baker 15NE 13.0 Baker 10.0 Plevna 21SW 8.0
Golden Valley County Ryegate 10SW 17.0 Lavina 5W 11.1 Ryegate 18NW 10.8
Musselshell County Roundup 10SE 20.0 Roundup 8SSE 17.0 Lavine 9.5ESE 16.7 Roundup 7.2
Park County South Fork Shields Snotel 20.2 Livingston Airport 12.0 White Mill Snotel 6.1 Wilsall 5.0 Cooke City 2W 5.0 Northeast Entrance YNP 4.5 Porcupine Snotel 2.0 Box Canyon Snotel 3.9 Fisher Creek Snotel 3.2 Clyde Park 3.0 Monument Peak Snotel 2.7 Pray 0.5 Gardiner Trace
Powder River County Sonnette 12.0 Moorhead 9NE 10.0 Broadus 8.0
Rosebud County Ashland 10W 16.0 Colstrip 3NW 14.0 Rock Springs 3N 12.0 Brandenberg 8.0 Forsyth 8.0 Sumatra 6.0
Stillwater County Mystic Lake 44.0 Fishtail 7SW 35.0 Absarokee 7S 32.0 Nye 31.0 Columbus 15NW 24.0 Columbus 18.9 Absarokee 0.6S 16.9 Park City 2SE 14.0 Rapelje 4S 9.4 Park City 1NE 9.0
Sweet Grass County Placer Basin Snotel 48.7 Reed Point 3SW 32.0 East Boulder Mine Snotel 26.1 Melville 7WNW 19.0 Big Timber 2SE 10.0
Treasure County Hysham 8.0 Hysham 17W 7.0 Hysham 5W 5.0
Wheatland County Two Dot 14S 30.0 Two Dot 9SW 20.0 Harlowton 3NE 15.0 Harlowton 12.0 Harlowton 11NW 7.8 Judith Gap 7.0 Judith Gap 13E 7.0
Yellowstone County Billings Northwest 22.0 Pompeys Pillar 14N 16.0 Billings Heights 16.0 Billings NWS Office 15.5 Huntley 4ENE 13.3 Billings Airport 12.9.
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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 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN BIG HORN (ZONE) SOUTHERN BIG HORN (ZONE) MT 10/09/2008 17:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRAZY MOUNTAINS (ZONE) CRAZY MOUNTAINS (ZONE) MT 10/09/2008 19:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOLDEN VALLEY (ZONE) GOLDEN VALLEY (ZONE) MT 10/09/2008 19:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YELLOWSTONE (ZONE) YELLOWSTONE (ZONE) MT 10/09/2008 19:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN ROSEBUD (ZONE) NORTHERN ROSEBUD (ZONE) MT 10/09/2008 19:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ABSAROKEE/BEARTOOTH MOUNTAINS ... ABSAROKEE/BEARTOOTH MOUNTAINS ... MT 10/09/2008 19:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN ROSEBUD (ZONE) SOUTHERN ROSEBUD (ZONE) MT 10/09/2008 19:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TREASURE (ZONE) TREASURE (ZONE) MT 10/09/2008 19:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EASTERN CARBON (ZONE) EASTERN CARBON (ZONE) MT 10/09/2008 19:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN WHEATLAND (ZONE) SOUTHERN WHEATLAND (ZONE) MT 10/09/2008 19:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RED LODGE FOOTHILLS (ZONE) RED LODGE FOOTHILLS (ZONE) MT 10/09/2008 19:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN SWEET GRASS (ZONE) NORTHERN SWEET GRASS (ZONE) MT 10/09/2008 19:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON AREA (ZONE) LIVINGSTON AREA (ZONE) MT 10/09/2008 19:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUSSELSHELL (ZONE) MUSSELSHELL (ZONE) MT 10/09/2008 19:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEARTOOTH FOOTHILLS (ZONE) BEARTOOTH FOOTHILLS (ZONE) MT 10/09/2008 19:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN STILLWATER (ZONE) NORTHERN STILLWATER (ZONE) MT 10/09/2008 19:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN BIG HORN (ZONE) NORTHERN BIG HORN (ZONE) MT 10/09/2008 19:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POWDER RIVER (ZONE) POWDER RIVER (ZONE) MT 10/10/2008 00:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FALLON (ZONE) FALLON (ZONE) MT 10/10/2008 00:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CUSTER (ZONE) CUSTER (ZONE) MT 10/10/2008 00:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARTER (ZONE) CARTER (ZONE) MT 10/10/2008 00:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JUDITH GAP (ZONE) JUDITH GAP (ZONE) MT 10/12/2008 10:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K