*CIVIL EMERGENCY WATCH AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED IN LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY.* However, A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect until 11 am today in central Montana. Additionally, a BLIZZARD WARNING is in effect near Judith Gap until noon, and a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for much of southern and western Montana is in effect until noon as well.  After a snowy night, road conditions were dangerous this morning in many areas across the state. More snow is coming tomorrow and this weekend after things clear up this evening. We’ll have the updates for you as this storm progresses.

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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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