Posted 2:11 PM 5/6/2013 by Meteorologist Mike Heard
Posted 2:40 PM 5/3/2013 by Meteorologist Mike Heard
A storm system is dropping down into Montana from Canada today and will track to the SW ending up off the California coast by Sunday.
A high pressure ridge will build into British Columbia, Canada and create a NE to E flow aloft into the weekend.
The weekend weather pattern will be cool, wet and windy on Saturday and warmer and drier by Sunday.
Chief Meteorologist Mike Heard explains the weekend forecast with the attached video.
Posted 8:20 PM 5/2/2013 by STORMTracker Weather Team
John Blank is the longest serving meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Great Falls.
Since 1981, he's tracked some of the worst storms in the state's history.
He recalled, "Many years here, I hadn't really seen one hit a town until the Lewistown tornado. And, it (More)
Posted 3:50 PM 5/1/2013 by Meteorologist Mike Heard
The National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook was issued today and will be updated on June 1.
The report covers the entire U.S., however, looking at the local wildland fire potential for SW Montana they issued this forecast:
July and August above normal significant fire (More)
Posted 9:45 PM 4/30/2013 by Meteorologist Mike Heard
Caution tonight! Snow is beginning to stick over the mountain passes here in SW Montana. Wet roadways will be icing up by morning. Give yourself plenty of extra time to travel over the mountain passes. For a complete road report and MDOT camera links go to this link.
Chief Meteorologist Mike Heard will update the current weather conditions at 10pm and Matt Elwell will be in at 5:30am for additional weather information Wednesday morning.
Posted 2:11 PM 4/29/2013 by Meteorologist Mike Heard
A high wind warning continues through midnight tonight for all of Southwest Montana.
Winds are increasing this afternoon as a cold front is moving through.
West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are possible. Property damage is also possible, as well as falling trees, downed power lines and dangerous highway travel for high profile vehicles.
Chief Meteorologist Mike Heard will have updated STORMTracker weather tonight at 5:30 and 10 p.m.