Powder Day Redo? 10″ Mountain Snow Possible Near Bozeman
Monday might be a little sketchy. Just when you finished all the shoveling and chipping away at ice in the driveway, another storm is moving in that may dump up to 10" of fresh powder in the higher elevations surrounding Bozeman.
This might be a fantastic opportunity for locals who couldn't enjoy the last powder days that occurred on the weekend. Traffic jams and limited parking forced many to abandon their plans for deep turns. Monday and Tuesday powder days are a special gift to those with flexible schedules!
The valleys near Bozeman could see between 2" to 5" of fresh snow, which might make for a very messy Monday morning commute for all, not just the skiers. According to the National Weather Service:
- A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MONDAY.
- WHAT...Snow. Additional snow accumulations between 2 and 5 inches, with up to 10 inches for elevations above 7500 feet.
- Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.
- WHERE...Big Belt, Bridger and Castle Mountains and Gallatin and Madison County Mountains and Centennial Mountains.
- WHEN...Until 11 AM Monday.
- IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.
- PRECAUTIONARY ACTIONS... Slow down and use caution while traveling.
- The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1 or visiting the MDT Road Report website.
The Monday morning commute will likely be impacted with poor road conditions with blowing and drifting snow. Wind gusts of 30+ MPH are expected on and off which can be very dangerous even with minimal snowfall.
Roads will be slick. If you have flexibility in your schedule, try to avoid being on the roads if possible. Should this storm produce as much snow as described, it's going to be messy at the most inconvenient time of the day.