Another round of snow and wind is headed for Gallatin and Madison counties. Tuesday morning could be snowy but more concerning is possible gusty winds shifty the snow that has ALREADY fallen.

According to the National Weather Service:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TUESDAY TO 5 AM MST WEDNESDAY.

  • LOCATIONS - BIG HOLE PASS... CHIEF JOSEPH PASS... DILLON... MONIDA PASS... ENNIS... NORRIS HILL... RAYNOLDS PASS... TWIN BRIDGES... BATTLE RIDGE PASS... BOZEMAN... BOZEMAN PASS... TARGHEE PASS... WEST YELLOWSTONE.
  • TIMING - SNOW WILL DEVELOP IN THE MOUNTAINS LATE TONIGHT THEN REACH THE VALLEYS BY TUESDAY MORNING.
  • A BRIEF PERIOD OF MODERATE SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE ON TUESDAY.
  • SNOW ACCUMULATIONS - 1 TO 3 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS AND 4 TO 8 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS.
  • WINDS - SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
  • IMPACTS - SNOW AND ICE ON AREA ROADWAYS WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS AT TIMES ESPECIALLY OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES.
  • BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE WHICH WILL LEAD TO FURTHER REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY AT TIMES.
  • A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITY 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 511.
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