Welcome to Avalaunch "Pray For Snow" Day. Wish granted. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 3 PM MST this afternoon for the Bozeman Area.

A brief period of moderate to heavy snowfall and gusty winds is expected to occur for 1 to 2 hours
later this morning as a strong cold front moves through the region.

The snow will diminish to snow showers Saturday afternoon.

* Snow accumulations: total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches
are expected in the mountains. Valley locations... including the
Bozeman... Dillon and Ennis areas should see 1 to 2 inches.

* Winds and visibility: gusty south winds will shift to the west
by late Saturday morning. A period of wind gusts between 40 and
50 mph will create reduced visibilities in areas of falling and
blowing snow. Visibilities could briefly be reduced to near one
quarter of a mile at times this morning.

* Locations affected include: Targhee Pass... West Yellowstone...
Raynolds Pass... Chief Joseph Pass and Monida Pass.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means that
visibilities 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 5 1 1.