Winter Weather Advisory:

Issued at: 2:05 PM MST on February 6, 2016, expires at: 11:00 PM MST on February 06, 2016
  • ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 11 PM MST this evening...
  • impacts/timing: although snow has largely decreased across the area, Road conditions will continue to be a mix of snow covered and icy as moisture freezes to the roadways. In addition...gusty winds will create dangerous cross winds over MacDonald Pass...along Interstate 90 from Garrison Junction to Anaconda and along Montana Highway 1. Winds will create low visibility due to blowing snow...particularly over MacDonald Pass. Expect slow travel and changeable conditions into this evening.
  • Snow accumulations: additional snow less than an inch...mainly over mountain passes.
  • Winds: west to northwest 15-25 mph with gusts to 45 mph.
  • Locations impacted include...Butte...Georgetown Lake...Highway 12 Garrison to Elliston...Homestake pass...MacDonald Pass

48-Hour Forecast

HIGH WIND WARNING Saturday for Gallatin, Madison, Broadwater and Jefferson Counties in southwest Montana.  This includes the Bozeman area.  West southwest winds 20 to 40 mph with gusts in excess of 50 mph. 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for most passes along the divide and Idaho border.  Snowfall of 3 to 8 inches.

Showers and gusty winds will begin to diminish this evening. However, snow banding could mean a quick inch of snow overnight. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with only and isolated shower by sunrise Sunday. Sunday morning will be quite cold with morning lows in the 10s and 20s. Highs Sunday will be in the upper 30s.

A calm and tranquil weather pattern is expected next week.  Highs will soar above normal across southwest Montana around Butte and Bozeman, warming from the upper 30s to the 40s.  Valley inversions will keep highs in the low to mid 30s in the Missoula and Kalispell areas until late week when highs will finally reach around 40.

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Mark Heyka

Mark Heyka received a B.A. in broadcast journalism from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.

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