Southwest Montana will get hit with another round of early season snow through Friday evening. We're under a Winter Weather Advisory until midnight Friday. Up to 10 inches of snow is possible!

According to the National Weather Service:

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT MDT FRIDAY NIGHT FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET.

  • FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET FOR PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW
  • LOCATIONS: LOCATIONS ABOVE 4500 FEET INCLUDING KINGS HILL, BOZEMAN, MONIDA, RAYNOLDS, AND OTHER MOUNTAIN PASSES
  • TIMING: RAIN AND HIGHER ELEVATION SNOW WILL DEVELOP TODAY, WITH WIDESPREAD SNOW DOWN TO 5500 FEET EXPECTED BY LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.
  • SNOW ABOVE 6000 FEET IS THEN EXPECTED FOR THE REMAINDER OF FRIDAY.
  • ACCUMULATIONS: SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 6 INCHES, WITH 6 TO 10 INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE 6000 FEET.
  • WINDS: NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
  • VISIBILITIES: BELOW A MILE AT TIMES IN THE HEAVIER SNOW AND WIND.
  • SNOW LEVEL: 6500 FEET LOWERING TO 5500 FEET.
  • IMPACTS: THE HEAVY SNOW WILL MAKE MOUNTAIN ROADS AND PASSES DIFFICULT TO TRAVEL AND MAY PRODUCE WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THE SNOW ON TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES.
  • THOSE WITH OUTDOOR INTERESTS SHOULD PLAN FOR THE RETURN OF WINTER CONDITIONS.
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