A BLIZZARD WARNING continues tonight for the Rocky Mountain Front, and a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY continues for northcentral Montana until Saturday morning as well.  Isolated wind gusts off the Rocky Mountain Front have topped hurricane force up to 76mph.  Snow drifts are 20 feet deep in some areas.  Blowing snow and reduced visibility continues for the Hi-Line out to Havre, down to Great Falls, and out to Stanford.  Saturday will be windy early on, but the wind will take a brief break through the afternoon and evening.  Highs will warm into the 20s and 30s with snow on the Continental Divide.  Snow showers will come down into the Helena area at times.  The mountains could see a couple inches Saturday.  Sunday will be full of harsh weather conditions with snow and very strong wind.  Snow will mainly fall in the western and central parts of the state later in the day.  Visibility will be reduced in the blowing snow, and travel will be very difficult.  Snow and wind will continue into Monday afternoon before tapering off.  More blowing snow is likely off the Rocky Mountain Front Tuesday.  March 1st is Thursday, and the month could start off on the stormy side with widespread snow for Friday and the first weekend of the month.

Have a good weekend.  Be safe.

Curtis Grevenitz

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