Records fall as frigid weather continues

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Posted at 9:05 AM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 11:28:10-05

A WIND CHILL WARNING remains in effect for portions of north-central, central, west-central, northeast, and southeast Montana until Saturday.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY remains in effect for parts of southern and northwest Montana until Saturday.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY remains in effect for portions of southwest Montana until 5 pm.

Friday into the weekend will remain bitterly cold, and light winds will result in dangerously cold wind chill values and blowing snow that may reduce visibility at times. Light snow will fall in portions of southwest and central Montana. Most of the snow will stay south of Helena, but a few lingering flurries cannot be ruled out. Snow accumulations will remain under three inches, whereas the West Yellowstone area could see up to five inches. Mountain passes such as; Chief Joseph, MacDonald, Rogers, Bozeman, Raynolds, Battle Ridge, and Homestake Pass will be impacted. If you are planning to travel make sure your vehicle is equipped with a winter survival kit. Daytime highs will stay below zero for a large portion of the state. Lewistown, Great Falls, Townsend, Bozeman, Holter Dam, and Dillon all set new records for lowest maximum temperature. Cut Bank, Grass Range, and Stanford set new records for lowest maximum temperature and low temperature for the day.

Saturday, daytime highs will remain below zero, and our next system will bring light snow to southwest Montana.

Sunday, most of the state daytime highs will start to climb above zero.

Monday, another round of snow will fall in portions of western and central Montana, and the temperatures will climb back into the double digits.

Bundle up, and Happy Black History Month.