4″ of Snow Possible for Bozeman Area Mountains Monday
We've never prayed this hard for snow. Snow is expected Monday evening above 6,000 feet and would be a most welcome sight. The Bridger Foothills Fire has ravage Bridger Canyon all weekend.
According to the National Weather Service:
- WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MONDAY TO MIDNIGHT MONDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET.
- WHAT...Snow expected above 6000 feet. Total snow accumulations of up to 4 inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.
- WHERE...Gallatin, Broadwater, Jefferson and Madison.
- WHEN...From noon Monday to midnight MDT Monday night.
- IMPACTS...Wet snow and unseasonably cold conditions will impact those traveling, recreating or working outdoors at higher elevations in the mountains. Minor accumulation of slush on some higher elevation passes could make road surfaces slippery.
- PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Slow down and use caution while traveling.
- The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
- The Bridger Foothills Fire is located just northeast of Bozeman, MT and was reported Friday afternoon, September 4, 2020.
- All Forest Roads and Trails in the Bridger and Bangtails are closed until further notice.
- At last report, the Bridger Foothills Fire was over 7,100 acres in size after a brutally hot weekend with extremely gusty winds for fire crews to battle. (Another fire update is expected later morning on Monday.)
- A Type I Incident Management Team from the Rocky Mountains (WY/CO)will be assuming command Monday, September 7th.
- Firefighters will continue to assess structures and provide protection. Direct handline being built on the southwestern edge.
- Significant cooler temps and wetting rain expected Monday and then return to 70's and dry.