Press Release – The National Weather Service has issued the following statement: “We are looking at an extended period of snow across the area, starting tonight and continuing through Saturday night. Snowfall accumulations of 2 to 6 inches is possible over a 48-60 hour period. Arctic air will spill into the area for the weekend. High temperatures on the plains of western South Dakota will remain below zero, with single digits above zero for the Black Hills and northeast Wyoming. It will be extremely cold Saturday night and Sunday night with temperatures dropping to 15 below to 25 below zero. Wind chill values will reach 30 below to 45 below zero. Hypothermia and frost bite could occur in minutes with the extreme cold.”
Gillette will top out at 23 late today, then slide down to single digits at daybreak tomorrow, back into low teens during Friday, then slide to single digits and below zero the rest of the week. 2-6 inches of snowfall during the period as well. New Years (midnight Sunday) will start with -9 degrees.
If traveling, check the forecasts and road conditions before heading out. Montana is going to get slammed with a pretty good storm the rest of this week starting today.
CCEMC – David King