20 inches? What? It couldn't be a bigger weekend in the Bozeman area, and things just got a little more interesting with a Winter Storm Watch issued for this weekend. Details here:

Dennis in the Snow
Photo by Dennis Mountford, KMMS

The Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Saturday afternoon
through late Sunday night.

* Timing: light snow increase Saturday afternoon. Heavier snow
and strong winds will develop Saturday night and continue
through Sunday night.

* Snow accumulations: snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches are
possible for all elevations in the watch area.

* Winds and visibility: strongest winds are expected on Sunday
with sustained winds up to 40 mph and gusts up to 55 mph.
Gusts up to 70 mph are possible over ridges and higher
peaks. Heavy snow and strong winds will cause significant
blowing and drifting snow with visibility less than one
half mile at times.

* Impacts: roadways may become icy Saturday night as temperatures
fall below freezing. By Sunday... widespread treacherous travel
and mountain recreation conditions are anticipated.

* Locations affected include: Targhee Pass... West Yellowstone...
Raynolds Pass... Monida Pass. A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow... or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to
monitor the latest forecasts.

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