Winter weather bears upon Fallon County

A steady stream of tropical moisture over a cold air mass created a winter system which impacted Fallon County and most of Montana over Jan. 4 and 5.

State, county and city snowplows were kept busy January 6 keeping streets and roads clear.  -Photo by Lori Kesinger
State, county and city snowplows were kept busy January 6 keeping streets and roads clear.
-Photo by Lori Kesinger

By Lori Kesinger
Poor road conditions and low visibility became a concern for travelers, especially those heading west.
Fallon County received approximately three inches of snow at the onset of the storm. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter weather advisory as the storm continued over Jan. 6 with an additional two inches of snow. Wind chills turned bitterly cold as readings went to -30 degrees overnight.
The NWS outlook for the week of Jan. 11 indicated temperatures would be above normal and precipitation below normal as the system moved to the east.