Dense Fog Advisory For Bozeman and Helena Through Tuesday Morning
When it hasn't been snowing, it's been very foggy in the valleys of southwest Montana so far this week. Dense fog has created dangerous driving conditions at times.
There are a few tricks for driving in foggy conditions, and Montanans aren't the best at remembering them sometimes. (The complaining on local driving/weather conditions groups will prove me right on that.) Anyway, this the is most important tip from Weather.gov:
Make your vehicle visible to others both ahead of you and behind you by using your low-beam headlights since this means your taillights will also be on. Use fog lights if you have them. Never use your high-beam lights.
Most counties in western Montana are also expecting a couple more inches of snow through Tuesday morning, with more over the passes. Travel may be difficult overnight due to the slushy roads becoming icy.
- DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM TUESDAY.
- WHAT...Visibility one quarter mile or less in dense fog at times.
- WHERE...Helena Valley and Gallatin Valley.
- WHEN...Until 11 AM Tuesday.
- IMPACTS...Low visibility could make driving conditions hazardous.
- If driving, slow down, use your low-beam headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.
- WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM MONDAY AFTERNOON TO 11 AM TUESDAY.
- WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches, except less than an inch from Deer Lodge southwards.
- WHERE...Butte, Georgetown Lake, Highway 12 Garrison to Elliston, Homestake Pass, and MacDonald Pass.
- WHEN...From 5 PM this afternoon to 11 AM Tuesday.
- IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.