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Severe Travel Conditions with More Significant Snow Coming

Posted at 6:27 PM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 20:50:47-05

A BLIZZARD WARNING is in effect for the Rocky Mountain Front into Thursday morning.
A WINTER STORM WARNING continues for central and north-central Montana into Thursday evening.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for central and southwest Montana into Thursday evening.

Snow and wind have blasted parts of the state on Wednesday with the worst conditions coming along the Rocky Mountain Front. Some roads have been closed as impassable driving conditions have developed. Severe driving conditions are occurring along and east of the Continental Divide, and the I-15 corridor from Idaho to Canada has been extremely challenging for drivers. Emergency travel only is requested by law enforcement along the Rocky Mountain Front and over Rogers Pass. It's not just snow, as wind and cold have complicated the difficult and dangerous conditions. Snow, wind and treacherous travel will continue through much of Thanksgiving Day. The snow will ease up later in the afternoon and evening. Highs will only be in the 10s and 20s with wind chills between -10 to 10. Friday will start out mostly cloudy but snow will increase across the state through the day. Another round of moderate to heavy snow with wind will hit Montana through Friday night into Saturday. Travel conditions will continue to be extremely challenging through most of Saturday. Highs again will only be in the 10s and 20s, with the mountains holding in the 0s. Sunday the weather will be much quieter with partly cloudy skies and highs in the 20s to around 30. Travel conditions will be much better on Sunday. Fairly quiet weather with more moderate temperatures in the 30s and 40s will continue early next week.
Please be safe. Happy Thanksgiving.
Curtis Grevenitz