Winter Weather Advisory/High Wind Warning All Weekend
Extremely high winds continue across Western Montana and mountain areas could receive well over a foot of snow this weekend. Details here:
A Winter Weather Advisory for elevations above 6500 feet for snow
and blowing snow remains in effect until 5 am MST Monday.
Timing and main impact: periods of snow are expected in the
mountains of far southwest Montana through early Monday morning.
Mountain passes will become snow and ice covered.
Winds: at lower elevations... southwest to west winds will mostly
be 30 to 40 mph... with gusts near 60 mph. In the
mountains... expect west winds of 35 to 45 mph... with gusts to
70 mph. Isolated gusts near 90 mph will be possible at ridge
tops above 8000 feet.
6500 feet up to Mountain
Pass level can expect 3 to 6 inches of snow through Sunday
night. Above pass level... 6 to 10 inches of snow are mostly
expected... but some peaks could receive up to 15 inches of snow.
The heaviest snowfall is expected to fall in the mountains
around Big Sky... West Yellowstone... and Wisdom.
Locations affected include: Targhee Pass... West Yellowstone...
Big Hole Pass... Chief Joseph Pass... Monida Pass... Raynolds