Warmer Winds Are Making For A Wimpy Winter

Posted at 6:43 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 20:51:28-05

A HIGH WIND WARNING continues for the Rocky Mountain Front and north-central Montana into Friday.  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for northwest Montana for Thursday and Friday.  The weather pattern that produces wind and mild temperatures east of the Continental Divide will continue for the foreseeable future.  Strong winds on Wednesday have been gusting between 40-90mph east of the Rocky Mountain Front and this will continue through Friday at least.  East Glacier had a gust to 94mph on Wednesday afternoon.  Mild highs in the 40s to around 50, and mild lows above freezing will continue as well.  Valley locations of western Montana will have minor inversions that trap cold air with little to no wind.  The start of the weekend will be quiet, partly cloudy and mild.  Highs will be in the 30s and 40s.  Sunday, a new storm moving through the Rockies will deliver snow to the mountains of western and southern Montana, and only a few snow showers east of the Continental Divide.  Next week, another mild Pacific storm will spread snow in the western Mountains but little in the lower elevations of central and eastern Montana.  Late Wednesday will be the next chance for snow in the lower elevations.  A wimpy winter it is so far…

Have a nice day!

Curtis Grevenitz