Winter Storm Warning:
Issued at: 3:02 PM MST on November 24, 2014, expires at: 11:00 PM MST on November 26, 2014
- ...Winter Storm Warning in effect from 11 PM this evening to 11 PM MST Wednesday... The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow...which is in effect from 11 PM this evening to 11 PM MST Wednesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.
- Timing and main impact: snow and blowing snow will develop tonight over the Rocky Mountains and southwest Montana...then shift into north central Montana on Wednesday. Periods of heavy snow are expected through Wednesday at higher elevations. Much of the snow at lower elevations will accumulate Tuesday night. Travel will become difficult at times.
- Snow accumulations: 8 to 16 inches of total accumulation are expected over mountains with 4 to 8 inches accumulation at lower elevations.
- Winds and visibility: falling snow and gusty winds will create areas of blowing snow...with visibility less than one half mile at times.
- Locations affected include: Choteau...White Sulphur Springs... Battle Ridge Pass...Bozeman...Bozeman Pass...Targhee Pass... West Yellowstone...Browning...Marias Pass...Townsend... Flesher Pass...Helena...Lincoln...MacDonald Pass... Rogers Pass.
- To see a graphical representation of this hazard please visit our web Page and click on the detailed hazards tab. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must...keep an extra flashlight...food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. For specific Road and travel conditions in Montana...dial 5 1 1.