– Montana – A taste of winter in August (Ice Age Now, Aug 22, 2014):
Hikers should prepare for raw, winter-like conditions … in August!
Up to 5″snow possible at 6,500 feet.
Temperatures 20 degrees below normal.
National Weather Service – Missoula, Montana – 22 August 2014
An unseasonably cold and very wet weather system will bring significant impacts to outdoor activities & backcountry recreation plans beginning today and lasting through Sunday.
Temperatures in many locations will be 20 degrees below normal with widespread moderate to heavy valley rain and breezy winds.
Conditions will become even more variable throughout the higher terrain where snow levels will be lowering to near 6500 ft. in Glacier National Park and 7000 ft. along the Continental Divide.
Snow accumulations are expected to be light at Logan Pass, but confidence is increasing that higher elevations could see several inches or more through Saturday morning.
Anyone with plans to hike or travel throughout the higher terrain of western Montana should prepare for raw, winter-like conditions.