Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Blizzard
State MONTANA
County/Area MUSSELSHELL
WFO BYZ
Begin Date 12/13/2008 06:00:00 MST-7
End Date 12/13/2008 20:00:00 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 major winter storm moved across South Central Montana on the 13th. The storm system brought in a period of heavy snow, blowing snow and bitterly cold temperatures. The heaviest snow fell at the time of the strongest winds behind the frontal passage on the 13th, resulting in the greatest impacts. Winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts exceeding 50 mph were common, resulting in frequent visibilities at or below a quarter of a mile in many areas. Snowfall amounts were generaly in the one to four inch range with locally higher amounts. One fatality was reported along with two injuries in a 2 vehicle accident on Highway 212, about halfway between Laurel and Silesia. In addition, bitterly cold temperatures moved into the area for the remainder of the weekend. On the 15th, record low temperatures were reported at some locations as temperatures dropped to around 20 degrees below zero. The following locations all reported snow with wind gusts to 40 mph along with visibilities of less than 1/4 mile.
Event Narrative Snow with wind gusts of 40 mph and visibilities < 1/4 mile were observed in Roundup.


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
JUDITH GAP (ZONE) JUDITH GAP (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 04:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN WHEATLAND (ZONE) SOUTHERN WHEATLAND (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 05:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PARADISE VALLEY (ZONE) PARADISE VALLEY (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 06:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON AREA (ZONE) LIVINGSTON AREA (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 06:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUSSELSHELL (ZONE) MUSSELSHELL (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 06:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EASTERN CARBON (ZONE) EASTERN CARBON (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 06:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOLDEN VALLEY (ZONE) GOLDEN VALLEY (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 06:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN SWEET GRASS (ZONE) NORTHERN SWEET GRASS (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 06:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRAZY MOUNTAINS (ZONE) CRAZY MOUNTAINS (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 06:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ABSAROKEE/BEARTOOTH MOUNTAINS (ZONE) ABSAROKEE/BEARTOOTH MOUNTAINS (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 06:00 MST-7 Winter Storm 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN STILLWATER (ZONE) NORTHERN STILLWATER (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 07:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YELLOWSTONE (ZONE) YELLOWSTONE (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 08:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN BIG HORN (ZONE) NORTHERN BIG HORN (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 08:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TREASURE (ZONE) TREASURE (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 09:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN ROSEBUD (ZONE) NORTHERN ROSEBUD (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 09:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN BIG HORN (ZONE) SOUTHERN BIG HORN (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 10:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN ROSEBUD (ZONE) SOUTHERN ROSEBUD (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 10:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POWDER RIVER (ZONE) POWDER RIVER (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 11:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CUSTER (ZONE) CUSTER (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 11:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FALLON (ZONE) FALLON (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 13:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARTER (ZONE) CARTER (ZONE) MT 12/13/2008 13:00 MST-7 Blizzard 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K