The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Winter Storm Warning for elevations above 6000 feet for heavy snow which is in effect until 5 am MST Sunday. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 5 am MST Sunday.


* Timing and main impact: light snow will continue through
Saturday night at lower elevations. Several high elevation sites
in far southern Gallatin County have received 8 to 14 inches of new
snow today with additional snow expected through tonight.

* Snow accumulations: total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches
below 6000 feet... with 10 to 16 inches above 6000 feet from near
Big Sky south to the Montana Idaho border.

* Winds and visibility: winds will continue to gust up to 35
mph... resulting in areas of blowing snow. Snow and blowing
snow will reduce local visibilities below one mile at times.

* Locations affected include: Bozeman... Bozeman Pass... Targhee
Pass... West Yellowstone... Ennis... Norris Hill... Raynolds

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while

For specific Road and travel conditions in Montana... dial 5 1 1.

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