Winter Weather Advisory Through Saturday For Snow And Blowing Snow
Here we go again. You didn’t the February in Montana was going to be without several more of these warnings, did you? How much snow? Details here:
The Winter Weather Advisory for snow… and blowing snow is now in
effect from 5 PM this afternoon to 5 PM MST Saturday.
* Timing and main impact: snow will develop this evening and
increase after midnight as a cold front sweeps through the area.
The cold front should reach Chief Joseph Pass shortly after
midnight and West Yellowstone between 5 am and 6 am MST. Snow
will turn to snow showers Saturday afternoon. The worst
conditions will be associated with the cold front as snow and
gusty winds combine to produce very poor visibilities. Expect
difficult travel conditions… especially over mountain passes.
* Snow accumulations: snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are
likely in the valleys and mountain passes with 5 to 8 inches
likely in the mountains.
* Winds and visibility: expect gusty southwest winds 15 to 25 mph
with visibilities less than a mile at times. However with the
cold front expect northwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to
possibly 50 mph and visibilities below a quarter of a mile.