A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for numerous counties in Montana, including counties along the northern Rocky Mountain Front which saw blizzard conditions yesterday. High wind gusts coupled with the additional snowfall expected today will create potentially dangerous driving conditions.  A HIGH WIND WARNING is also in effect for southern Wheatland and northern Sweetgrass counties. These areas could experience wind gusts as high as 60 miles per hour today.

After two days of relatively sunny skies, the snow is back in full swing in Big Sky Country.  It’s already begun to move into parts of northwestern and north-central Montana, and that will continue as the day goes on.  While this won’t be extremely heavy snowfall, most of the state will receive at least a light coating of snow, and continuing winds could make the roads a bit dangerous.  Take caution today if you’re heading out on the roads.

As always, we’ll keep you updated as this winter weather progresses.

Katie Alexander

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A proud graduate of the University of Missouri, Katie chose to major in meteorology when a severe winter storm hit her college town, canceling class for almost a week. She was taking an introductory meteorology course and was fascinated learning how and why the storm came through. After college, Katie moved to Madrid, Spain to teach English for a year, enjoying the mild Mediterranean climate. However, Katie is no stranger to severe weather. Growing up in St. Louis, she has seen everything from flash flooding and funnel clouds to extreme thunderstorms and even thundersnow! But even with all of this experience, nothing could prepare her for winter in Montana. Despite the harsh winter, Katie is excited to forecast and learn about mountain weather patterns, and to live in a state with such fantastic mountains and top-notch stargazing. Katie is the meteorologist on Daybreak, every morning at 6.

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