Strong Wind and Blowing Snow a Problem

Posted at 6:43 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 21:00:58-05

A HIGH WIND WARNING remains in effect for areas along the Rocky Mountain Front into Tuesday morning.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY remains in effect for some of the plains in north-central Montana into Tuesday morning.

This is the final week of fall but snow and wind are creating problems for parts of Big Sky. Along the Rocky Mountain Front out through central Montana, strong wind has developed which is blowing snow around, reducing visibility. While the wind will persist for most of the week, the blowing snow will cease as temperatures warm. The weather pattern this week will bring rain and snow west of the Continental Divide, with windy and dry conditions east of the Divide. That downsloping wind east of the Divide will warm temperatures up through the week into the 40s to around 50. The downsloping will also keep areas east of the Divide dry through the week into the weekend. A few snow showers could push across the Divide Sunday and Monday, but it seems like Montana and much of the West will be stuck in a drier pattern through Christmas.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz