A High Wind Warning has been issued for Choteau and surrounding areas with dangerous winds possible. Gusts up to 80mph are possible through Tuesday evening.

According to the National Weather Service:

  • HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR CHOTEAU, MONTANA
  • SOUTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 80 MPH.
  • WESTERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EARLY EVENING.
  • THE GUSTS TO 80 MPH ARE MOST LIKELY THROUGH PASSES AS WELL AS OVER FOOTHILLS IN WESTERN PONDERA AND TETON COUNTIES.
  • HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES AND OTHERS TOWING TRAILERS MAY ENCOUNTER DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS INCLUDING STRONG CROSS WINDS ON U.S. HIGHWAY 89.
  • HUNTERS CAMPING OUTDOORS MAY HAVE TENTS OR LIGHTWEIGHT SHELTERS DAMAGED BY THE WINDS IF THESE ITEMS ARE NOT PROPERLY SHELTERED OR SECURED.
  • SOME POWER LINE DAMAGE IS ALSO POSSIBLE.
  • A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.
  • STRONG WINDS ENDANGER TRANSPORTATION AND COULD CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE.
High Wind Advisory