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Starting our upper level winter snowpack through the rest of the week

Posted at 5:54 PM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 19:54:08-04

We are tracking isolated showers mostly in the Southwest part of the state tonight.

Upper level snow will begin falling through this evening into Thursday morning.

Snow will fall at increasing rates over the night in elevations above 6,000 feet.

We have a Winter Weather Advisory issued by the National Weather Service in effect tonight at 6 PM until Thursday morning at 9 AM.

This is mostly due to the travel impacts that snow on roads and gusty winds will cause.

Rain and snow mix are in the forecast for upper and lower elevations for the rest of the week.

Lower elevations will see little to no accumulation, but higher elevations could start to see build up for the beginning of our winter snowpack.

For a check of latest road conditions, you can visit the MDOT website here.

The NWS Advisory reads:

* WHAT…Snow expected above 6000 feet. Total accumulation 4 to 8

  inches, with 8 to 14 inches above 8000 feet, is expected. Winds

  gusting as high as 35 mph could lead to blowing snow.

* WHERE…Elevations above 6000 feet in Madison and Gallatin

  Counties. This advisory does not include the city of Bozeman

  or Bozeman Pass.

* WHEN…Until 9 AM MDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will

cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads

and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.