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Historic Winter Storm 1 Year Ago Today

Posted at 7:52 AM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 15:28:34-04

On September 29, 2019 a historic winter storm hit the northern Rockies with heavy snow, strong winds and cold temperatures.

The heaviest snow fell along and east of the Continental Divide with some areas seeing 3 feet of snow over a 2 day period.

  • Browning: 48"
  • 13 SSW Heart Butte: 34"
  • 12 SSW E. Glacier: 28"
  • 15 SSW Augusta: 25"
  • Great Falls: 19.3"
  • Augusta: 19"
  • Dutton: 18"

Light snow also fell west of the Divide. Missoula picked up 1.7" which set the all time September snowfall record. Previous record was 1.5" in 1934.

  • Grantsdale: 6"
  • Anaconda: 5.5"
  • 2 SSW Hamilton: 5"
  • Greenough: 4.5"
  • Darby: 3"
  • Libby: 3"
  • Potomac: 2.2"
  • Superior: 2'

Missoula set a record for the coldest high temperature for this date with a high of 36°. Kalispell and Butte did the same with 39° in Kalispell and 30° in Butte.