A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for most of southern and central Montana.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for portions of west-central, north-central, central, and southeast Montana.
A WIND CHILL ADVISORY has been issued for portions of northeast Montana.
AN AVALANCHE WARNING will remain in effect until Saturday morning.
If most of you have been wondering where's winter, well, it has arrived. Most locations around the state will be waking up to a blanket of snow on the ground. Snow will become more widespread today and will fall heavy at times in the mountains. A noticeable temperature drop will be felt across the state tonight going into tomorrow, especially in northeast Montana. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory that has been extended into Sunday. Wind chills could get as low as 40 below zero. Along with cold wind chills, the wind will create hazardous travel. Whiteout conditions will be like today through the weekend. Snow will continue to accumulate, and by Sunday, locations in central Montana may get between 6-12.” In contrast, the mountains in northwest, southwest, and south central Montana is expected to get 2 feet of snow. Peak snowfall will occur Friday through early Saturday and Saturday night into Sunday. Today's forecast highs will vary between the teens, 20s, and 30s.
During the hours between 4 am-6 am Saturday, we will get a small break from the snow, and by 7 am, snow will pick back up. Saturday’s forecast highs will start to fall into the single digits, teens, and 20s; western Montana highs will trend in the 30s. Widespread snow will again make for extremely dangerous road conditions. Please make sure to protect vegetation.
Super Bowl Sunday will probably be best spent inside. The roads will be covered with snow, the wind will be slightly breezy at times, and the temperatures will fall well below zero.
We will start the work week with snow and frigid temperatures.
If you have to travel during the next couple of days, please make sure you have a winter survival kit in your vehicle.
Happy Black History Month.