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Blizzard Conditions Blast Parts of Montana

Posted at 6:49 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 20:55:16-04

Winter is not going out without a fight.  A BLIZZARD WARNING continues for the Rocky Mountain Front into Tuesday afternoon.  A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect for the Cut Bank area.  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for areas along I-15 including Great Falls for blowing and drifting snow.  Severe driving conditions have lead to some roads and highways being closed.  Drifting snow is reducing visibility and reducing lane sizes.  Please use caution if you must drive in this area tonight into Tuesday.  Gradually the wind will subside through Tuesday afternoon, but a new storm will move in with light snow spreading through Montana Tuesday night and Wednesday.  A light accumulation of a few inches will fall over the lower elevations with as much as 6-9″ in the mountains.  That storm will clear the state on Thursday with sunshine returning.  Heading into the final weekend of winter and St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, the weather will become quite nice across the state.  Another chinook wind will develop across the prairies, but that wind will warm temperatures up into the 40s to near 50 in these areas.  The valleys will not see any wind, but this will trap cold air as inversions form.  Either way, temperatures will modify and there will be a good amount of sunshine throughout the weekend.

Have a nice day!

Curtis Grevenitz

Chief Meteorologist