They DO say we could see over a foot in the highest elevations but we both know how it goes when we make a big deal out of these advisories!

With any luck, the ski areas truly could see substantial snowfall through Wednesday morning and the towns in southwest Montana will probably see at least a couple of inches.

Here's the official Warning/Advisory:

 

  • WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST WEDNESDAY... ... WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST WEDNESDAY FOR ELEVATIONS BELOW 6000 FEET...

  • LOCATIONS... BATTLE RIDGE PASS... BOZEMAN... BOZEMAN PASS... TARGHEE PASS... WEST YELLOWSTONE... BIG HOLE PASS... CHIEF JOSEPH PASS... DILLON... MONIDA PASS... ENNIS... NORRIS HILL... RAYNOLDS PASS... TWIN BRIDGES.

  • SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 1 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW IN THE VALLEYS AND 6 TO 13 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS.

  • TIMING... SNOW WILL WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING OVER THE MOUNTAINS. AT LOWER ELEVATIONS... A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW THROUGH THE DAYTIME PERIOD WILL TRANSITION TO ACCUMULATING SNOW THIS EVENING..

  • IMPACTS... HEAVY SNOW WILL CREATE DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES WHERE ROADWAYS WILL REMAIN SNOW COVERED AND ICY. AT LOWER ELEVATIONS... RAIN CHANGING TO SNOW WILL CREATE SLUSHY ROADWAYS WITH COLDER TEMPERATURES TONIGHT ALLOWING FOR SOME ACCUMULATION AT ALL ELEVATIONS.

(Photo Michelle Wolfe/KMMS)