Woe Is The Wind; Blizzard Warning In Effect

Posted at 6:45 PM, Dec 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-10 20:45:05-05

A BLIZZARD WARNING will go into effect for areas east of Glacier National Park at 5pm Tuesday.  A HIGH WIND WARNING has been issued for the Rocky Mountain Front from 8am Tuesday until 11am Wednesday.  A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for the mountains west of the Continental Divide.  The storm pattern this week will deliver a lot of wind to most of the state.  Snow will mainly fall along and west of the Continental Divide.  Tuesday’s wind will start ramping up through the morning hours.  Increasing snow and wind will create blizzard conditions Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning for the Rocky Mountain Front.  Avoid travel if you can around the East Glacier – Browning area.  Wednesday, a cold front will move through the state with snow showers and a lot of wind.  Travel over the mountain passes will be difficult.  Thursday will be fairly quiet and dry, but wind will still be an issue for many areas east of the Continental Divide.  With a flow coming in from the Pacific, temperatures will be mild this week with highs in the 40s.  Friday will be even warmer, as some spots could top 50.  Another cold front will pass through the state on Friday night and Saturday with snow showers and wind.  None of these fronts will produce heavy snow to the lower elevations, but the relentless wind will certainly be felt most of this week.

Curtis Grevenitz