Mountain sunset snow was in the forecast, and it was not cold.
It was just that cold, said Bob Dyer, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service.
“It was just so cold that you just kind of went, ‘Oh my god, there’s nothing going on,'” he said.
Dyer said the weather service had the coldest weather possible for this time of year, so it was a bit of a shock to see snow on the ground.
It’s the first time this year the snow has been so dry in the Great Basin.
“That was a real surprise, to be honest,” Dyer added.
“There was just nothing going.”
The National Weather Services predicted snow in the area Wednesday afternoon and afternoon.
Dyers said the snow will eventually settle, but it will be a few days before the ground is dry enough to be effective.
“We’re going to be in the high 80s to low 90s, but not very much lower than that,” he said, adding that the snow won’t stop until the next snowfall.
“I don’t think the snow is going to stop for a while.”
Dyer’s forecast calls for temperatures to hover in the 60s.
The National Snow and Ice Data Center said the area is experiencing the driest conditions it’s ever seen in the region, which means more snow is likely.
Dries said it is not uncommon for winter storms to be heavier than normal, but this year, the storm is much more heavy.
“If you look at what’s happening with the storm, it’s the worst we’ve ever seen,” he added.
A big snow storm is likely for Wednesday and Thursday morning in the Rockies, with the possibility of snowfall as high as 60 inches in some parts.
Dyrkers said he expects temperatures to be cooler than normal Wednesday, but the snow could still accumulate in some areas.
“The conditions are going to come through the winter,” Dyrchers said.
“But you can’t predict how much it’s going to do in the spring and fall.”
More: Montana’s ski areas are scrambling to prepare for snowfall The Montana Department of Transportation said a snow plow is expected to operate Wednesday morning and into Wednesday evening.
The department tweeted that it is working with local officials to assess the severity of the situation.
The agency said that plows are being used to clear snow from roads.
The Montana State Patrol said it has been using a snowplow to clear roads in the state.
The state has also started an online snow advisory, which can be found at https://t.co/J8rH0jg1V8.
“A lot of folks are taking to the roads in their cars and making sure that their car is parked in a safe spot,” Montana State Troopers Capt. David Roesch said in a tweet.
“Many roads in Montana are not well traveled.
You can expect a lot of road closures as a result.”
It’s unclear if there will be any impact to tourism in the affected areas.
Dymond said the lack of snow is causing some of the problems in the county.
“As far as the tourism business, we have a lot to worry about.
The roads have been washed out, and we’re still not getting snow,” he explained.
The snow was predicted to move north Thursday, but Dymonds said the winds will help.
“When you’re driving, the snow gets heavier and heavier,” he joked.