NOAA: 6-8″ Snow for Beartooth Highway, MT
SNOW? BRING IT ON!
NOAA is calling for 6-8″ of snow to fall on Beartooth Highway that travels the border of Montana and Wyoming this Tuesday into Wednesday, September 10-11th.
“Higher elevations will see rain change to snow later today so the Beartooth Highway could likely see accumulations of 6 to 8 inches. The track of this system will determine the specific locations and intensity of the threats, so monitor the forecast closely.” – NOAA
Beartooth Highway is a National Scenic Byways All-American Road on a section of U.S. Route 212 in Montana and Wyoming between Red Lodge and the Northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park, passing over the Beartooth Pass in Wyoming at 10,947 feet (3,337 m) above sea level.
Snowfall around this time year is not uncommon due to the higher elevations of the Pass. Because of heavy snowfall at the top, the Pass is usually open each year only from mid May through mid October, weather and conditions permitting. Take a look at this quick clip of the crew clearing snow from last winter, taken May 2019.
FIRST SNOW FOR BIG SKY RESORT
Beartooth Pass may see the first measurable accumulation, but it won’t be the first snowfall in the region. A few hours west, Big Sky Resort (Montana) saw its first snowfall earlier this week. Stacie Mesuda, PR Manager for the resort, shared the shot on Twitter.