Winter Storm Watch Issued for Local Mountains
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for upper elevations beginning Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning. The advisory has been issued for Gallatin, Jefferson, Madison, Central & Southern Lewis & Clark, and Beaverhead counties.
With this advisory we can expect:
- Up to 8 inches of snow above 6,000 feet
- Up to 12 inches above 7,500 feet
- Slippery road conditions
- Low visibility
- Difficult travel conditions especially on local passes.
- Hazardous backcountry
- Heavy snow could be damaging to trees.
The National Weather Service was clear that this Winter Storm Watch does not include the cities of Bozeman, Ennis, Dillon, or Helena.