Only the highest elevations are supposed to get significant amounts of snow with this short-lived Advisory but driving in town and through passes could be hazardous at times with very slushy snow.

According to the National Weather Service:

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 AM MST WEDNESDAY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6000 FEET FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

  • LOCATIONS: BIG HOLE PASS, CHIEF JOSEPH PASS, MONIDA PASS, RAYNOLDS PASS, BOULDER HILL, ELK PARK PASS, HOMESTAKE PASS, BATTLE RIDGE PASS, TARGHEE PASS, AND WEST YELLOWSTONE.
  • TIMING: A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON WILL QUICKLY CHANGE OVER TO ALL SNOW DURING THE EVENING AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT.
  • HOWEVER, WARMER AIR WILL CHANGE THE SNOW BACK TO A RAIN SNOW MIX WEDNESDAY MORNING.
  • ACCUMULATIONS: SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 4 INCHES AT MOUNTAIN PASS LEVEL AND IN THE WEST YELLOWSTONE AREA. 4 TO 7 INCHES ABOVE MOUNTAIN PASSES.
  • WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
  • VISIBILITY: LESS THAN 1 MILE AT TIMES IN HEAVIER AND BLOWING SNOW.
  • HAZARD ELEVATION: FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6000 FEET.
  • IMPACTS: THE HEAVY SNOW WILL CREATE SLUSHY, ICY, AND SNOW COVERED ROADS, WHICH WILL MAKE FOR DIFFICULT TRAVEL OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES.
  • A FEW POWER OUTAGES WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THE WET HEAVY SNOW ON TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES.
  • FOR SPECIFIC ROAD AND TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN MONTANA, DIAL 511.
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