Brace Yourself For Winter This Week

Posted at 8:29 AM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 16:13:05-05

We’re off to a chilly start this week, with most folks waking up to below-zero temperatures.  With this wintry weather, multiple advisories are in place.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY is in effect for a large portion of Montana, lasting until noon Tuesday.  Wind chill values could reach as low as 35 degrees below zero at times.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for north-central Montana until this evening, due to continued snowfall and dangerous wind chills.

Outside of our viewing area, there is a Backcountry AVALANCHE WARNING in southwest Montana, and a WINTER STORM WARNING west of the Continental Divide.

Today, snowfall will continue into the early afternoon hours, tapering off by the evening. But there’s more to come. Snowfall will be back in the picture Tuesday and Wednesday morning, and the frigid temperatures will persist.

We won’t see above-freezing temperatures for a very long time.  Even with a groundhog day prediction of an early Spring, winter is still in full force in Montana.

Meteorologist Katie Alexander