SNOW UPDATE: Another 7″ Possible for MT/ID Border
Southern Gallatin and Madison counties continue to get lots of snowfall and the Winter Weather Advisory now continues until 5am Saturday morning with several more inches of fresh snow possible.
- WHAT: Winter Weather Advisory for the southern portions of Gallatin, Madison and Beaverhead counties.
- WHEN: This current Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 5am on Saturday, January 30th, 2021.
- HOW MUCH SNOW: In addition to what has already fallen, areas should see 2 to 4 more inches of snow with up to 7 inches possible in the highest elevations and mountain tops.
The northern portions of Gallatin and Madison counties are expected to get SOME snow through Saturday but only a couple of inches are forecasted. This Winter Weather Advisory is focused on the very southern portion of these counties, near the Montana/Idaho border.
- Travel could continue to be difficult at times for areas around West Yellowstone, Henry's Lake and Highway 89.
- Snow information maps and SNOTEL sites for the area under advisory can be found HERE via the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center resource page.
- WIND: Gusty winds are occurring in the Advisory area and are expected to continue. As of this writing, gusts in the Lionhead area are clocking in at 28 MPH. This means that blowing and drifting snow will continue to be an issue.
- Make sure that if you must travel through the area, you have a well-stocked emergency travel kit. Cell service may be quite spotty or non-existent in some rural areas.
- Be prepared for rapidly changing conditions during this particular Winter Weather Advisory.