Summer Snow Is Falling In Montana, Idaho And Wisconsin At This Very Moment

We are just now preparing ourselves for autumn and the onslaught of pumpkin spice flavors but people in some parts of the United States are now pulling out their snow shovels. Yes, it is still August but they are looking at the possibility of 10 inches of snow.

Some of us look forward to the end of summer and others go into the colder months kicking and screaming. It seems as if some states no longer have that transition this year of fall weather and now they’re jumping right from the dog days of summer into the middle of winter.

According to the National Weather Service, as much as 8 inches could fall in the mountains of Wyoming and Montana at elevations above 9000 feet. Some of those areas have even been placed under a winter weather advisory and the snow is likely to fall before August 28.

The Weather Channel reports that these are the first of the winter weather advisories that have been issued by the National Weather Service for the lower 48 states. There was a winter weather advisory in June, but that was due to a late-season weather system that brought snow to the west.

It isn’t out of the question to have snow at these high elevations so it may seem strange to people who live in other parts of the country.

As an example, some parts of the country, such as the entire East Coast, were experiencing high temperatures this past weekend. Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming seem to be the exception to the rule.

Fortunately, the August snow accumulation is only going to stick in the highest elevations of southwestern Montana, northwestern Wyoming and the adjacent areas of Idaho. There is some possibility, according to the Weather Channel, that at least one route connecting Southwestern Montana and Yellowstone National Park may have some closures.

Only 1 inch of snow had fallen as of Monday morning in the grassy areas at Logan Pass in Montana’s Glacier National Park.

Why is the early snow falling? The Weather Channel says that the jet stream moving over the region plunged southward and allowed enough cold air to produce the accumulating snow.

There is some good news for those who aren’t looking forward to the snow. According to AccuWeather, it won’t be around for long. In fact, it might even just helped clear the smoke from the wildfires in Western Canada and the western US.

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