Montana's warm Fall weather will be turning with several Watches and Advisories becoming active. Red Lodge and the Beartooth Pass will be under a Winter Storm Watch until Tuesday evening for snow and gusty winds.
Rain was predicted for the Gallatin Valley today, but we ended up with snow. And more is a possibility. The local mountains are expected to see up to 5 inches out of this storm, which should be moving out of the area on Wednesday.
Batten down the hatches. It's supposed to get really windy later on this evening here in the Bozeman area. Winds are expected to be around 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph at times. Below is the official forecast issued by the National Weather Service:
A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the Bozeman area from 2pm Sunday until 5am on Tuesday. The National Weather Service is predicting a big storm that could drop between 6 and 9 inches of snow in the Gallatin Valley. 10 to 18 inches are predicted for the higher elevations. Look for the snow to start falling sometime tonight.
More snow is expected starting tonight for the Bozeman area and the local mountains. A Winter Weather Advisory is going into effect this evening and we could wake up to an inch or snow of snow. Here is the official advisory from the National Weather Service:
As of Sunday afternoon, the fire burning south of Browning in northern Montana (Spotted Eagle Fire - Family Peak Complex Wildfire) has grown significantly and is not yet contained in any measurable amount. We've got the latest from the Lewis & Clark National Forest:
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