So this weekend front is no joke. Certain high elevations in SW Montana could get up to 15 inches of fresh snow by Sunday morning.

As I type on Friday afternoon, I'm enjoying the sunshine outside in a t-shirt and shorts. Gotta love Montana weather, especially in the Spring! It looks like the mountains east of Bozeman are going to receive a ton of snow by early Sunday morning.

If you absolutely need to travel through these areas during this Warning, use caution and be prepared. Areas surrounding this Warning area have already experienced small amounts of rain on Friday during daylight hours.

  • WHAT: There's a Winter Storm Warning in effect for the following area...
  • WHERE: The Absoroka/Beartooth Mountain areas. The high elevations will experience very difficult road conditions during this Warning period.
  • WHEN: This Winter Storm Warning is in effect between 9pm on Friday evening (March 19th) until 3am on Sunday, March 21st.
  • WIND: Wind will also be a dangerous issue during this period with gusts up to 30 MPH. Traveling during heavy wind and snow is not advised. Near whiteout conditions could occur.
  • Expect heavy snow in the Warning area which will certainly affect any travel or outdoor recreation. Use caution and BE PREPARED.
  • Remember that the most up-to-date road conditions can be had by calling 5-1-1

Basically, expect very sloppy weather conditions in the Warning area. Heavy, wet snow is not only difficult to drive through but it can become compacted to ice if the temps drop low enough.

Always check your wiper blades before traveling through this kind of weather. Good blades and fresh wiper fluid can be a lifesaver. Be safe!

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