Montana is full of serious winter advisories through at least Sunday evening. Wind chills could dip to more than -40 with 35 mile per hour winds. Already bitter cold temperatures are making for treacherous conditions outside, and challenging situations for keeping homes warm.

These are dangerous weather conditions and should be taken very seriously. If you are able to stay home, do it. One less car out in the elements is one less chance for a potential problem. A breakdown in this cold could be deadly.

  • WHAT...For the Wind Chill Advisory, very cold wind chills. Wind chills as low as 40 below zero.
  • Additional snow accumulations up to one inch.
  • Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.
  • WHERE...Gallatin Valley, Gallatin and Madison County Mountains and Centennial Mountains, and Ruby Mountains and Southern Beaverhead Mountains.
  • WHEN...For the Wind Chill Advisory, until 5 PM Sunday. 
  • IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the Friday morning and evening commutes.
  • The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 5 minutes.
  • Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves.
  • Slow down and use caution while traveling.
  • The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1

The Livingston School District had this memo to parents and media: "Due to severe cold temperatures and high winds, Livingston Public Schools will be canceling all bus routes on Friday, January 12, 2024 for the safety of our students. Schools will remain open and students who are able to attend school are encouraged to do so.

Parents or Guardians should notify their school if their student is unable to attend due to lack of transportation. The absence will be recorded as weather related. In addition, all activities are cancelled due to the severe conditions Thursday, January 11th, 2024 through Sunday, January 14th, 2024."

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