Strong Winds & More Snow on the Way
Snow is expected for the Bozeman area late Monday evening into Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for this storm. Strong winds are expected to continue this evening and throughout the day on Tuesday.
With this storm we can expect:
- Up to 3 inches for the Bozeman area
- Gusty winds (60 to 80 mph for the Livingston area)
- Blowing snow
- Reduced road conditions
- Highs in the low-20s (lows in the teens)
- Slippery roads
- Patchy drifting snow
- Low visibility
- Difficult travel especially for mountain passes
Livingston and the Beartooth Foothills also have a wind advisory in effect throughout the storm. Strong damaging winds are expected to make travel difficult and could blow down trees and power lines.
The National Weather Service has issued the Winter Weather Advisory for portions of central and southwest Montana. The advisory goes into effect Monday beginning at 9 p.m. and continues through 7 a.m. Tuesday. Light snow is expected again on Wednesday with lows in the single digits.
This storm will be good for the Snowpack in the local mountains, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, which is currently 102% to the normal yearly average in Gallatin County. Last year in February, the Bozeman area received a record 29.7 inches of snow.
The increased snowpack will aid the local ski conditions at Big Sky Ski Resort and Bridger Bowl. If you are planning on hitting the slopes be sure to check the latest conditions here.