High Wind Warning Issued For Bozeman Area
Monday is the third straight day of high winds that the Bozeman area will experience. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning until 6 p.m. tonight for central, north central, southwest, and west central Montana areas.
Winds are expected to blow between 25 to 35 mph with gusts reaching 60 mph. According to the NWS winds could be strong enough to damage trees and property. Strong cross-winds could impact travel, especially for high-profile vehicles and those towing trailers.
The strongest winds will occur late on Monday morning. They are expected to decrease this evening but look for breezy to windy conditions to remain into Tuesday. More strong and damaging winds are predicted to return on Tuesday evening into Wednesday as a weather front moves across the region.
Extended Forecast for Bozeman Area:
Monday: Rain and wind. High 58.
Tuesday: Showers late afternoon into evening. High 58.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and windy. High 49
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 48.
Friday: Partly cloudy. High 61
Saturday: Rain in the evening. High 55.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 46.
Official Forecast from National Weather Service
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. * WHERE...Portions of central, north central, southwest and west central Montana. * WHEN...From 6 AM this morning to 6 PM MDT this evening. * IMPACTS...Strong winds could damage trees and property as well as blow around loose or unsecured objects. Strong cross-winds could make travel difficult for high profile vehicles and those towing trailers. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Strongest winds will occur late this morning. Winds decrease this evening but remain breezy to windy through Tuesday. Another period of strong and potentially damaging wind is expected Tuesday night into Wednesday as another fast moving weather disturbance crosses the area. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds.