A BLIZZARD WARNING continues for the East Glacier – Browning area into the evening.  Highway 2 is CLOSED west of Cut Bank to Marias Pass, and Highway 89 is closed from St. Mary to Dupuyer.  Wind gusts are still near hurricane strength in the area, and wind will continue to blow hard tonight.  After midnight, the wind will begin to ease up and hopefully roads will be open in the area Wednesday.  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY continues for the Hi-Line down through Great Falls and Helena for blowing and drifting snow.  Likewise, the wind will ease up after midnight.  Much warmer air has moved into most of the state, with Havre nearly 50 degrees warmer than yesterday! Wednesday will be a snowy Valentine’s Day with falling temperatures in the afternoon and evening.  Snow will become widespread by afternoon and continue into Thursday morning.  By Thursday afternoon, arctic high pressure will clear out the clouds and snow, but very cold air will infiltrate the state.  Friday, another storm moves into Montana with more wind and snow.  Presidents’ Day Weekend will be very stormy throughout Montana with wind, snow, falling temperatures through Monday.  Yet another arctic airmass will likely push temperatures below zero Monday and Tuesday.  Please be careful!

Curtis Grevenitz