Snow and wind again Wednesday

Posted at 2:24 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 16:24:50-05

BOZEMAN – Intense snowfall hit Bozeman for the second straight day. Morning snowfall rates around 2″ per hour for several hours this morning brought nothing but headaches for those traveling in town and on area highways.

Montana Department of Transportation issued a “Severe Driving Conditions” alert for I-90 from Three Forks to Livingston on over to Columbus this morning due to areas of heavy snow, blowing snow, and terrible visibility. Conditions did improve slightly by afternoon but your Tuesday evening commute will be difficult as vehicle traffic is enough to produce areas of blowing snow especially when the big semi trucks pass you on the interstate.


The National Weather Service continues a WINTER STORM WARNING through 5 pm Tuesday for Beaverhead, Madison, and Gallatin counties.

Snow heavy at times along with blowing and drifting snow will continue into Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.



SW Montana will continue to see scattered snow and additional snow accumulations tonight into Wednesday with 1″ – 6″ for most valleys and possible 3″ – 8″ over mountains and passes.

Other concerns for traveling are localized gusty winds over 30 mph will produce areas of blowing snow like: Whitehall, Three Forks, Ennis, Livingston, West Yellowstone and between Butte and Dillon over to Deer Lodge.



There are flood highlights up for the Madison River near Ennis, Gallatin River near Logan and a possible ice jam near Deer Lodge on the Clark Fork River.

You can read about the flooding concerns: click here