A Special Weather Statement has been issued for Southwest Montana as it will be dangerously windy this afternoon and early evening.

According to the National Weather Service:

STRONG WIND GUSTS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON.

  • CAUTION IS ADVISED FOR THOSE WITH OUTDOOR INTERESTS THIS AFTERNOON AS STRONG WIND GUSTS WILL BE POSSIBLE AS A COLD FRONT SWEEPS EAST ACROSS THE REGION.
  • THOSE WHO MAY BE MOST IMPACTED INCLUDE THOSE WHO ARE DRIVING, AS WELL AS THOSE CONDUCTING PRESCRIBED AGRICULTURAL BURNS.
  • A LINE OF SHOWERS WITH POSSIBLY A FEW EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE QUICKLY EAST ACROSS THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON.
  • THESE SHOWERS AND STORMS SHOULD BE QUITE EFFICIENT IN BRINGING MUCH STRONGER WINDS ALOFT DOWN TOWARD THE SURFACE.
  • ADDITIONALLY, STRONG WIND GUSTS WILL ALSO BE FOUND ALONG AND BEHIND THE COLD FRONT.
  • GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED, WITH ISOLATED HIGHER GUSTS POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY ALONG AND NEAR THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT.
High Wind Advisory