More Snow . . . Really?
We moved the clocks forward last night, and yesterday was a beautiful day in the Bozeman area with blue sky and snow on the mountain tops. It had the feel of spring, but someone —not me–jumped the gun! Ok, it was me. I made the mistake of wondering on Facebook if winter was over. Like I do every year, I jumped the gun.
Here is the latest advisory from the National Weather Service:
… Winter Storm Warning in effect from midnight tonight to 3 am
MDT Tuesday for pass level and above…
… Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 6 am Monday to 3 am MDT
Tuesday for the higher valleys…
The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for heavy snow at pass level and the higher
mountains which is in effect from midnight tonight to 3 am MDT
Tuesday. A Winter Weather Advisory has also been issued. This
Winter Weather Advisory for snow is for the higher valley
locations and is in effect from 6 am Monday to 3 am MDT Tuesday.
The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.
* Timing and main impact: heavy snow will develop at pass level
and above tonight with rain prevailing in the valleys. Snow
levels will fall on Monday causing rain to change over to snow
in the higher valleys. Wet heavy snow will make travel and
outdoor activities dangerous.
* Snow accumulations: one to two feet of snow can be expected at
pass level and above. Four to seven inches of snow will affect
West Yellowstone… Bozeman and the higher valleys. Only light
snow amounts are expected in the lower valleys.
* Visibility: visibility could be less than one half mile in
* Other impacts: wet and cold weather will result in dangerous
conditions for Newborn livestock.
* Locations affected include: Battle Ridge Pass… Bozeman…
Bozeman Pass… Targhee Pass… West Yellowstone… Big Hole
Pass… Chief Joseph Pass… Monida Pass… Raynolds Pass.