Caution should be used when traveling over Homestake Pass Saturday due to very gusty winds up to 50 mph through Butte and Anaconda.

According to the National Weather Service:

Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM MDT this evening...

  • Impacts/timing: strong gusty winds are expected to increase this
    morning, lasting into the afternoon across portions of southwest
    Montana.
  • The biggest impacts will be strong cross-winds for
    high profile vehicles and choppy conditions for small craft on
    area lakes.
  • Winds: west to southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.
  • By mid day today, wind gusts between 40 and 50 mph are expected
    along Highway 141 from Ovando to Avon, MacDonald Pass, and along
    Highway 1 from Georgetown Lake to Anaconda.
  • Locations impacted include: Butte, Georgetown Lake, Highway 12
    Garrison to Elliston, Homestake pass, and MacDonald Pass
High Wind Advisory