Monday and Tuesday will be dangerously windy at times with gusts up to 80 MPH for areas around East Glacier in northern Montana. A High Wind Watch is in effect for Monday through Tuesday evening. 

Parts of northern Montana may have to deal with downed trees and power outages with this High Wind Watch. Areas around Cut Bank, Browning and Choteau will be affected and travel may be dangerous at times.

Please use extreme caution during this time if you need to tow anything or drive a high profile vehicle as cars could get blown off the road with very high gusts of wind.

According to the National Weather Service:

  • HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT FOR AREAS NEAR BROWNING, CUT BANK AND CHOTEAU, MONTANA. (East Glacier area)
  • WHAT...Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph possible. Local gusts up to 80 mph along the Rocky Mountain Front.
  • WHERE...Northern Rocky Mountain Front, Eastern Glacier and Southern Rocky Mountain Front.
  • WHEN...From Monday afternoon through late Tuesday night.
  • IMPACTS...Gusty winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. A few local power outages are possible.
  • Travel may become difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
  • PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation.
  • Fasten loose objects in your yard and driveway, or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the beginning of these winds. Gusts will be locally heavy at times and object WILL get blown away.