60 to 85 MPH Winds For Bozeman/Livingston Area Wednesday
The National Weather Service says it's going to be very windy in the Bozeman area on Wednesday. A High Wind Warning has been issued for 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. West winds are expected to blow 30 to 45 mph with some gusts up to 65 mph.
The warning says that strong winds could blow down trees and powerlines, with power outages possible. Travel could be problematic in places, especially for high-profile vehicles.
Strong winds could also cause dangerous backcountry conditions along the Continental Divide. The NWS is advising people to avoid being outside in forested areas because of trees and branches. KBZK-TV is reporting that some gusts of wind in the higher elevations could be near 90 mph.
For the Livingston Area, the National Weather Service is calling for southwest winds 40 to 60 mph with some gusts up to 85 mph on Wednesday. The area is already under a High Wind Warning and I-90 is closed thru Livingston for high-profile vehicles. They are being re-routed through the town of Livingston.
Along with the winds, look for some rain down in the Gallatin Valley with snow a possibility in the local mountains. Big Sky could see up to 3" of snow on Wednesday.
Brisk winds will still be blowing on Thursday 10 to 15 mph in Bozeman with a possibility up to a half-inch of snow.
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