Much of northern Montana is under a High Wind Warning until Monday night with EXTREMELY gusty winds possible, up to 70 MPH. Travel conditions could be hazardous at times.

According to the National Weather Service:

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST MONDAY... * LOCATIONS... FAIRFIELD... CHOTEAU... STANFORD... CONRAD... BROWNING... MARIAS PASS... LOGAN PASS... SHELBY... CHESTER... CUT BANK... GREAT FALLS... KINGS HILL PASS... FLESHER PASS... HELENA... LINCOLN... MACDONALD PASS... ROGERS PASS.

  • TIMING: STRONG WINDS WILL SPREAD EAST FROM THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT OUT ONTO THE ADJACENT PLAINS TONIGHT,CAUSING SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW.
  • WINDS: WEST 25 TO 40 MPH.
  • GUSTS AS HIGH AS 70 MPH ALONG THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT TONIGHT AND GUSTS 50 TO 70 MPH ALL AREAS ON MONDAY.
  • VISIBILITY MAY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN 2 MILES AT TIMES AND LOCALLY LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE IN EXPOSED LOCATIONS.
  • DRIFTING OF SNOW ACROSS PREVIOUSLY PLOWED ROADWAYS MAY MAKE SNOW REMOVAL DIFFICULT.  
  • A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITY WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW AROUND.
  • USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.
  • FOR SPECIFIC ROAD AND TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN MONTANA, DIAL 511.