A wildfire is burning between the Lewis & Clark Caverns and Three Forks and is approximately 240 acres as of Thursday morning. Crews are currently on scene and battling the fire from the ground and the air.
The entire state of Montana has been windy for days. But the eastern half of the state is getting a double whammy of high winds AND Fire Weather Watches for several counties. Dangerous conditions exist until at least Thursday night.
So, digging this Montana springtime? The highest elevations in southwest Montana could see up to 9" more snow (on top of what we've already received) by late Sunday night. The valleys won't see that kind of accumulation although an inch or less is expected.
Montana is being full-on Montana this week with up to 14 inches of snow possible by Friday afternoon in the higher elevations from Helena up to Glacier National Park. Lower valleys could see up to 5 inches of snow.
The devastating wildfires of last year come with consequences later...bad weather that is expected today is prompting a Flash Flood Watch for Gallatin County. This Watch pertains strictly to the drainage areas of the Bridger Foothills Burn Scar Area.