As isn’t unusual for Montana, the huge snowstorm that went through the state sort of fizzled out in some places and dropped snow in others. Except in the highest elevations, the amount of snow that fell wasn’t very significant, which is a little surprising, considering the amount of lead-time and hype that the storm received.
The following pictures are from public webcams and they are from after the storm went through. In my location, we got only a light dusting of snow and Sunday dawned bright and clear, with lots of sunshine. That wasn’t the case in all locations, but it is also the reason this area is known as the ‘banana belt’ of Montana. Our local weather is usually, though not always, milder than in other areas of the state, like those shown in these 12 images.
Still, the views are beautiful, I think.
Here is the view from Bozeman pass, looking the other direction. There isn't a great deal of additional snow as compared to the other set of pictures I shared, but the icicles in the picture give an indication of the temperature. The icicles are hanging from the cover that was erected to protect the webcam.
Again, this is Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. Old Faithful isn't in Montana, merely nearby, but it is clear that additional snow fell here from the storm. Notice the plume of steam rising almost straight up from the geyser. This tells me that at the time of the image, the air was almost still.
In all, the big November snowstorm wasn't so big after all. There will no doubt be other, far more intense storms. Regardless, winter has come to Montana. Will we have a White Christmas? That remains to be seen, but I'd say that there is an excellent chance that we will.