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Snow chances increase through the day

Posted at 6:00 AM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 08:00:12-05

We are tracking snow moving into the area later this morning.

Most of the snow has been concentrated across Western Montana and the Rocky Mountain Front, but a disturbance moves through and snow chances become more widespread.

Snow will move out later this evening.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the northern parts of the Rocky Mountain Front until 11 pm tonight.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Central Montana through 5 AM tomorrow morning.

More information on the warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service can be found below.

Temperatures remain ‘warmer’ in Southwest Montana, but this is still well-below average for this time of year.

Central Montana remains cooler and top out in the single digits this afternoon.

Snow returns again for Thursday evening, and chances remain in the forecast through the beginning of the weekend.

 

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
256 AM MST Wed Feb 13 2019

MTZ009-140000-
/O.CON.KTFX.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-190214T0600Z/
Northern Rocky Mountain Front-
Including Logan Pass, Marias Pass, Browning, and Heart Butte
256 AM MST Wed Feb 13 2019

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS
EVENING…

* WHAT…Heavy snow occurring. Additional snow accumulations of
2 to 8 inches, except 1 to 3 inches at lower elevations.

* WHERE…Northern Rocky Mountain Front.

* WHEN…Until 11 PM MST this evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. Areas of
blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
256 AM MST Wed Feb 13 2019

MTZ008-015-055-140000-
/O.CON.KTFX.WW.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-190214T1200Z/
Beaverhead-Madison-Gallatin-
Including Big Hole Pass, Wisdom, Dillon, Chief Joseph Pass,
Monida Pass, Wise River, Ennis, Norris Hill, Raynolds Pass,
Twin Bridges, Virginia City, Bozeman, West Yellowstone,
Battle Ridge Pass, Bozeman Pass, and Targhee Pass
256 AM MST Wed Feb 13 2019

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Snow occurring. Above 6000-ft elevation, total snow
accumulations of 4 to 8 inches expected, with locally higher
amounts possible. Below 6000-ft elevation, up to 4 inches
expected. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph causing brief
periods of near-blizzard conditions.

* WHERE…Gallatin, Beaverhead and Madison.

* WHEN…Until 5 AM MST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult.
Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

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.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

To see a graphical representation of the degree of stress on
young livestock please visit our webpage and select Local
Programs then Cold Air Advisory for Newborn Livestock.