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Avalanche danger remains, despite warmer weather

BOZEMAN - April 15 marked the last day of the ski season for Bridger Bowl, but with changing weather conditions, Ski Patrol warns anyone heading to the backcountry to be extra cautious. Bridger Bowl posted...

Weather Wise: Spring is coming

HELENA - Tuesday is the Vernal Equinox, more commonly known as the first day of Spring, finally! In this week's Weather Wise, Spring in Montana usually brings everything including the kitchen sink, so let's...

Weather Wise: February winter sets records

HELENA - February is the shortest month of the year, but it may have felt like the longest month because of record cold, snow, and wind. The phrase 'real Montana winter' is used to describe...

Weather Wise: Traveling in whiteout conditions

BROWNING - Blizzard conditions have blasted areas east of Glacier National Park and the Rocky Mountain front for weeks now. Meteorologist Curtis Grevenitz traveled to the region last weekend and found a window of decent...

Weather Wise: Curtis Grevenitz’s early winter update

HELENA- Winter isn't even officially a month old, but wind chills and snow have made headlines from Florida and Mexico to the Canadian Border. For many Americans, the winter of 2017-2018 has started as one...

Weather Wise: Montana snowpack is best in the west

 HELENA- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service says Montana's snowpack is currently the best in the western U.S. KTVH Meteorologist Curtis Grevenitz says whether it's in your neighborhood or across the high-country snowfall has largely...

Weather Wise: a look at the Highway 200 avalanche

LINCOLN- KTVH Meteorologist Curtis Grevenitz visited the site of an avalanche that blocked a portion of Highway 200 west of Lincoln overnight from Friday into Saturday morning. When the heavy wet snow from the storm...

Weather Wise: Red Flag conditions help grow the Alice Creek Fire

HELENA-Red Flag conditions eased up Monday giving firefighters on the Alice Creek fire a quick chance to catch their breath. The hot and windy weather that triggered the Red Flag warning was directly responsible for...

Yellowstone’s fire history helps crews prepare for this season

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - With temperatures predicted to hit the 90s and a long dry spell on the way, Yellowstone National Park is gearing up for fire season. Fire is an important part of reality...

Weather Wise: The worst flood in Montana history

HELENA - Nearly 53 years ago, the worst flood in Montana’s history was literally drowning parts of the state. The flood of 1964 is considered to be Montana’s worst natural disaster. In the second week...

Weather Wise: Dogs in hot cars

HELENA - The dog days of summer are back which means potentially dangerous car temperatures for your animal. Every summer the Helena Police Department’s Animal Control receives regular calls of animals being left in vehicles. A...

Snow storm of epic proportions is a skier’s dream

TETON PASS RESORT - A tremendous snowstorm continues to hit big sky country, and some snow reports show totals over five and a half feet deep. In this week's Weather-Wise, Storm Hunter and Chief Meteorologist Curtis...

Experts explain Western Montana avalanche danger

(MISSOULA) Recent snow storms are making for dangerous conditions in the Bitterroot Mountains south of Missoula. The West Central Montana Avalanche Center has pushed its avalanche advisory to high in the Bitterroot Range, but specialists say...

Ski season struggle

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) Resorts across most of the west are starving for that white gold as ski season in Montana has gotten off to a rough start with very little...

Supermoon craze is back

var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push(); (HELENA) The supermoon craze is back, as this coming full moon will be the biggest in 70 years. In this week's weatherwise, while it is true, the term...

Wildfire season is winding down but never truly out

(HELENA) On a cold, snowy, winter-like day, the only fire you're probably thinking of is one to keep you warm. Fire season in Montana and the Northern Rockies is nearing its end. Several snow storms, cooler...

Fires across Montana impact air quality

(HELENA) Wildfire season has brought smoke to all, but in some places in Montana, people have been facing very unhealthy air quality. In the height of fire season, smoke is often visible across our big...

How to keep your furry friend safe in the car when temperatures heat up

(MTN News-HELENA) It's not officially summer yet, but it's certainly felt like it with temperatures in the 80s and 90s recently. Man's best friend always wants to go everywhere with you, especially in the car,...

Weather Wise: Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Department Oversees Fire Evacuations

(HELENA) In the event of a wildland fire threatening human life, the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office Department oversees evacuations, often with no time to spare.   Sheriff Leo Dutton provided the following information to...

Weather Wise: Wildfire catastrophe chances in the heart of Helena

(HELENA) Catastrophe is a strong, scary word. However, a wildfire catastrophe with not just the loss of homes, but the loss of human life is reality here in Montana. The beetle kill has left our...

Weather Wise: The Dangers Of Lightning

(HELENA) Warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours of Spring bring a lot of people out of winter's hibernation. However, it is that same warm air and sunshine that destabilizes the atmosphere, producing severe weather and...

Weather Wise: Record Storm

(Helena)  Spring storms are some of the strongest and wettest systems to hit Montana, and this past storm did not disappoint as it set several rain and snow records. Heavy wet snow snarled traffic, and...

Weather Wise: Early start to fire season in Montana

(HELENA)  Wild fire season officially started for the weekend, as the Elk Hill fire ignited in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.  In this week's weather wise, an early fire season signals what could be a...

Weather Wise: Drought Update

HELENA- As Montana heads into the wettest time of the year, drought conditions are looming. In this year of Godzilla El Nino, unsurprisingly Montana had a very mild and dry winter.  Helena had its least snowy...

Weather Wise: Alaska’s Volcano

(MTN News-Helena) Over the weekend, one of the most active volcanoes around the world came alive in Alaska. In this week's weather wise, the force and effect of a volcano can be felt far and wide,...