An early-season snowstorm system continued to hammer parts of the western U.S. Thursday with as much as 1 to 2 feet of snow, the National Weather Service reported, because of a strong low-pressure area that's moving across the northern Rockies.
The snowfall should continue into Friday for many parts of the region.
Heavy snowfall was being reported Thursday across the higher elevations of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. More than two feet was reported in some spots, AccuWeather says.
The weather service has posted winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings for parts of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah and Colorado.
This is the the heaviest snow so far this season, according to Weather Channel meteorologist Chris Dolce, who adds that it's not uncommon to see snow this time of year in the Western mountains.
The snow is forecast to continue from the northern Rockies to as far south as northern Utah and the Colorado Rockies, he reports.