Winter Weather Advisory:

Issued at: 9:07 am MST on March 2, 2015, expires at: 11:00 AM MST on March 03, 2015
  • ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 5 PM this afternoon to 11 am MST Tuesday... A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 5 PM this afternoon to 11 am MST Tuesday.
  • Impacts/timing: accumulating snow...gusty north winds...and cold wind chills Monday night through Tuesday morning. Moderate snow bands producing accumulating snow in a short period of time are likely. Slick roads will impact area travel. Cold and wet conditions will stress Newborn livestock.
  • Snow accumulations: 1 to 2 inches... locally higher amounts possible.
  • Wind chills: zero to 15 below zero Monday night.
  • Locations impacted include...Shoup...Bannock Pass...Highway 28 Tendoy to Lone Pine...Highway 93 Lost Trail Pass to Gibbonsville...Lemhi Pass...Salmon Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving. Cold wind chills will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

WINTER STORM WARNINGS and ADVISORIES for all of western Montana Monday night.  Snowfall of a trace to 2 inches in the valleys and 2 to 4 inches in the mountains.  Although the entire area is still under some type of advisory, the best chance of accumulating snow will be in the Butte and Bozeman areas.

An arctic cold front is moving south across western Montana a burst of snow will occur with the front along with winds gusting to 30 and 40 mph.  Drier and colder air behind the from will start a clearing process from Kalispell north to the border.  The light snow will continue around Missoula until a little after midnight.  The snow will increase around Butte and Bozeman through 3 am Tuesday before quickly diminishing.

Snow showers will quickly end across southwest Montana early Tuesday morning.  Skies will become partly to mostly sunny by afternoon but it will remain cold.   Highs in the 10s in Bozeman and Butte to the 20s in Missoula and Kalispell.  Clear and frigid Tuesday night.  Lows Wednesday morning will drop well below zero in Bozeman and Butte to the single digits above zero in Missoula and Kalispell.

A nice warming trend will occur the latter half of the week and weekend.  With sunshine, highs will warm to the 40s by Thursday and Friday and the 40s to around 50 by the weekend.

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