Winter Weather Advisory:

Issued at: 2:10 am MST on March 3, 2015, expires at: 11:00 AM MST on March 03, 2015
  • ...Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 11 am MST this morning... ...Winter Storm Warning is cancelled... The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, blowing snow until 11 am MST this morning. The Winter Storm Warning has been cancelled.
  • Impacts/timing: light accumulating snow...gusty northeast winds... and cold wind chills through 11 am. Slick roads will impact area travel, especially during the morning commute. Cold and wet conditions will stress Newborn livestock.
  • Wind chills: single digit to 10 below zero this morning. Local wind chills of 10 to 20 below zero possible in southwest Montana.
  • Locations impacted include...Evaro hill...Highway 200 Thompson Falls to plains...Highway 200 Trout Creek to Heron...I-90 Lookout Pass to Haugan...Bitterroot valley...Missoula... Highway 93 Sula to Lost Trail Pass...Lolo Pass...Butte... Georgetown Lake... Highway 12 Garrison to Elliston...Homestake pass...MacDonald Pass...Highway 200 Bonner to Greenough... Highway 83 Seeley Lake to Condon...I-90 East Missoula to Bearmouth 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

Snow showers will quickly end across southwest Montana early this morning.  Breezy winds this morning will create wind chill values below zero. Skies will become partly to mostly sunny by afternoon but it will remain cold.   Highs in the teens in Bozeman and Butte to the 20s in Missoula and Kalispell.  Clear and frigid tonight. By sunrise Wednesday, lows 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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