High wind event to continue into tonight

Posted at 1:26 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 15:26:56-05

BOZEMAN – A powerful Pacific storm is passing through Montana Wednesday and quickly heading east tonight. The good news is the incredible wind gusts will slowly subside overnight and hopefully will be gone Thursday.


High Wind Warnings continue through 9 pm for most of SW Montana and there is still a good chance that occasional peak gusts could hit 60 mph.

Considerable areas of blowing snow and nearly zero visibility have impacted Big Hole Pass near Dillon and Monida Pass on I-15 Wednesday afternoon. Travle in these areas are not recommended for the rest of today.


Local storm reports across SW Montana for peak wind gusts are as follows (as of 1 pm Wednesday):

Butte 41 mph

Wisdom 59 mph

Jackson 61 mph

Glen 68 mph

Garrison 60 mph

Whitehall 58 mph

Boulder 57 mph

Pony 65 mph

Harrison 57 mph

Logan 60 mph

Belgrade/Bozeman 60 mph

Gallatin Gateway 60 mph

West Yellowstone 58 mph

Livingston 72 mph

Mt. Sentinel (near Missoula) 125 mph