Winter Storm Warning For North Central And Southwest Montana
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow remains in effect until 11 PM Friday.
Snow… heavy at times… will develop over the region this morning. Accumulating snowfall will continue through tonight and into Friday.
Areas of blowing snow… especially on Friday… will also reduce visibilities.
Expect roadways to gradually become snow and ice covered today.
* Snow accumulations: at lower elevations… expect total snow accumulations of 7 to 12 inches… with isolated amounts up to 15 inches. In the mountains… expect total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet… with isolated amounts up to 3 feet.
* Winds and visibility: north winds gusting between 20 and 30 mph at times will produce areas of blowing snow. Visibilities will be reduced to less than one half mile times in periods of heavier snow.
* Other impacts: roadways will initially become icy by late this morning… as colder air moves into the region freezing wet pavement surfaces… then snow will begin to cover the roadways.
Additionally… wind chill values will fall well below zero by Friday morning.
* Locations affected include: all of north central and southwest Montana.