BOZEMAN – A long duration snow event continues Friday night into Saturday. Another pacific storm system will slide down the jet stream from the NW and produce scattered snow and wind Friday night through Saturday evening.
This storm appears to be a little on the weak side so snow accumulations should be minor for most of SW Montana. Watch for periods of snow and wind to produce difficult wintry travel conditions over the next 24 hours.
Sunday should be the drier day this weekend.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
The National Weather Service issued a new WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for northern and central counties along with the Butte/Blackfoot region.
11 pm Friday to 5 pm Saturday watch for scattered snow and gusty winds. Snow accumulations around 2” – 5” are possible especially over mountain passes. Wind gusts 30 to 40 mph could produce areas of blowing snow and reduced visibility.
The National Weather Service continues an AVALANCHE WARNING for the backcountry regions in Madison and Gallatin counties into Saturday.
Natural and human triggered slide are possible. Recent heavy wet snow loading is producing unstable snowpack conditions.
2 DAY SNOW TOTALS
The National Weather Service released a 2 day snow totals for SW Montana for Thursday and Friday both east of the divide and west of the divide.