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Bozeman Winter Storm Watch Through Saturday 11/10/12 – 2 Feet Of Snow?

Dude. I’ve got a tee time today. Two feet of snow possible in the mountains around Bozeman later this week? Blowing and drifting snow? Details here:

Early morning snow on the Baxter Hotel in downtown Bozeman (photo by Michelle Wolfe/KMMS)

A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Wednesday evening
through Saturday morning.

* Timing and main impact: snow is expected develop over southwest
Montana Wednesday night and expand northward through the day on
Thursday and continue through Saturday morning. The snow could
become heavy at times on Thursday and Friday.

* Snow accumulations: one to two feet is possible in the
mountains with 6 to 12 inches on the plains. 3 to 6 inches is
possible in the valleys of southwest Montana.

* Winds: north winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph are
possible across north central Montana. These winds could result
in blowing and drifting snow across north central Montana
Thursday night through Saturday morning.

* Visibility: local visibilities of less than one half mile in
heavy snow and blowing snow could occur.

* Other impacts: mountain passes will quickly become snow covered
and slippery at the onset of the snowfall. Warmer ground
temperatures at the lower elevations could lead to melting of
the snow on roadways Thursday afternoon… these roads could
become icy and snow covered after sunset Thursday. Those working
or recreating outdoors need to be prepared for rapidly
changing conditions.

* Locations affected include: Fairfield… Choteau… Chester…
White Sulphur Springs… Battle Ridge Pass… Bozeman… Bozeman
Pass… Targhee Pass… West Yellowstone… Stanford…
Lewistown… Lewistown Divide… Boulder… Boulder Hill… Elk Park
Pass… Homestake pass… Whitehall… Shelby… Chinook… Big
Sandy… Fort Benton… Browning… Marias Pass… Conrad…
Havre… Cut Bank… Townsend… Great Falls… Kings Hill Pass…
Big Hole Pass… Chief Joseph Pass… Dillon… Monida Pass…
Flesher Pass… Helena… Lincoln… MacDonald Pass… Rogers
Pass… Ennis… Norris Hill… Raynolds Pass… Twin Bridges.

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