Winter Weather Advisory:

Issued at: 2:33 PM MST on March 1, 2015, expires at: 11:00 AM MST on March 03, 2015
  • ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 5 PM Monday to 11 am MST Tuesday... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow remains in effect from 5 PM Monday to 11 am MST Tuesday.
  • Timing and main impact: snow will develop Monday afternoon and continue through Monday night...diminishing Tuesday morning. A period of gusty north winds with blowing and drifting snow is expected Monday night.
  • Snow accumulations: 2 to 4 inches with 4 to 8 inches in the mountains.
  • Winds and visibility: a period of gusty north winds at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph is likely Monday night with blowing and drifting snow reducing visibility to less than one half mile at times.
  • Temperature and wind chill: temperatures will fall into the single digits above zero Monday night. The combination of cold temperatures and windy conditions will create wind chill values of 10 below zero to 20 below zero Monday night through Tuesday morning.
  • Locations affected include: White Sulphur Springs...Battle Ridge Pass...Bozeman...Bozeman Pass...Targhee Pass...West Yellowstone...Boulder...Boulder Hill...Elk Park Pass... Homestake pass...Whitehall...Townsend...Big Hole Pass... Chief Joseph Pass...Dillon...Monida Pass...Ennis...Norris Hill... Raynolds Pass...Twin Bridges.
  • To see a graphical representation of this hazard please visit our web Page and click on the detailed hazards tab.
  • To see a graphical representation of the degree of stress on Young livestock please visit our web Page and click on the c a N l link on the left. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means that visibilities will be limited due to a combination of falling and blowing snow. Use caution when traveling...especially in open areas. For specific Road and travel conditions in Montana...dial 5 1 1.

First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

Overnight lows should be warmer than Saturday night with most areas staying above zero, in the single digits to low teens with increasing cloud cover.

An arctic front will bring snow showers to the area Monday. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect from Monday morning through Tuesday morning for accumulating snow and slippery roads for the entire viewing area. Generally, expect 2 to 4 inches of snow accumulation with passes seeing up to 6 inches of new snow.

Snow showers will begin as early as 6 am along the US-Canada border and communities like Browning and Eureka. Snow showers will slowly push south with the front and should pass over the Flathead Valley by early afternoon. Behind the front, winds will pick up and send wind chill values into the teens during the afternoon hours in the Flathead with similar effects expected elsewhere later in the day. By late afternoon Missoula and Butte should see snow and wind with Bozeman and far Southwest Montana seeing it by early evening. Highs will top out in the low 30s and upper 20s before the front arrives in your area.

Snow showers wrap up quickly Tuesday morning but breezy conditions overnight and frigid arctic air will mean it will be a very cold start on Tuesday. Many areas will be below zero and wind chill will make it feel even colder. Cold conditions continue through Tuesday with another cold start expected Wednesday morning.

A nice warming trend begins Wednesday, with highs back to the upper 30s and 40s Thursday and Friday and what looks to be a nice weekend as things stand right now. We will be tracking a chance for some showers Thursday and Friday during the upcoming week as well.

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