Jan 17, 2012 12:25 PM by Meteorologist Mike Rawlins
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the following counties/regions: Cascade, Lewis & Clark, Meagher, Judith Basin, Fergus, eastern Glacier, Hill, Chouteau, Toole, Liberty, eastern Pondera and eastern Teton Counties.
The watch begins Tuesday night and continues into Thursday.
A light, but very persistent snowfall is expected to develop Tuesday night, ending Thursday.
At lower elevations, we expect 5-8 inches of snowfall, while mountainous areas can expect between 1 and 2 feet of snow.
At times, areas of blowing snow and fog may develop, limiting visibilities under a mile. Hazardous travel will develop throughout the region as roads become snow-covered and icy.
Extreme caution should be taken when traveling in the next 48 hours.
Also, a Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for eastern Glacier, Hill, Chouteau, Toole, Liberty, eastern Pondera, Blaine and eastern Teton Counties until 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Brisk winds will push wind chill values to near -30 throughout the day and into tonight; with this, frostbite can occur in under 30 minutes.
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