Sep 17, 2010 12:53 PM by David Sherman (KRTV)

September snow surprise in Montana

Snow began falling in some areas of north central Montana and along the Rocky Mountain Front early on Friday, leaving some people checking their calendar to see if it is still, in fact, summer.

A rain-snow mix in and around Great Falls turned to all snow around 10 am in some areas. Up to an inch of accumulation may be possible throughout Friday, and temperatures will remain in the upper 30s to low 40s.

While snow in September is not unusual at higher elevations and in Glacier National Park, many lower elevations also received a dusting, with some areas reporting several inches of snow by mid-day on Friday.

The Winter Weather Advisory for snow that was issued at midnight remains in effect until 6 pm on Friday for areas along the Rocky Mountain Front. The snowfall will affect travel through mountain passes such as Logan Pass and Marias Pass, as well as travel around Glacier National Park.

Expect total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches at lower elevations along the east slopes of the Rocky Mountain Front, with 4 to 8 inches possible above 6000 feet. Locations affected include Browning, East Glacier Park, Marias Pass, St Marys, Many Glacier, and Logan Pass.

Click here to see live webcams from Glacier National Park.

Check the KRTV Weather page for the latest conditions and forecast.

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