Eastern Montana is facing dangerous driving conditions this weekend with a Blizzard Warning in effect until noon on Monday.

According to the National Weather Service:

BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST MONDAY.

  • RADAR COVERAGE IN SOUTHEAST MONTANA VASTLY UNDERESTIMATES SNOWSTORM INTENSITY.
  • TRAVEL THROUGH THIS AREA IS NOT AN ALTERNATIVE TO NORTHEAST WYOMING.
  • IN PARTICULAR US 212 IS NOT A GOOD OPTION WHEN INTERSTATE 90 CLOSES. IMPACTS.
  • SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES PERSISTING THROUGH TONIGHT.
  • TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION - 6 TO 10 INCHES.
  • VISIBILITY - LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.
  • WINDS - NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 MPH WITH EVEN STRONGER WINDS POSSIBLE TONIGHT.
  • FRESH SNOW COMBINING WITH THE WINDS TO REDUCE VISIBILITY TO NEAR ZERO AND CAUSE DRIFTS OF 2 TO 4 FEET.  
  • A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OR FREQUENT GUSTS OF OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND OR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.
  • VISIBILITY WILL BECOME POOR WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.
  • THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY BECOME LOST OR DISORIENTED SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE ADVISED TO STAY INDOORS.
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