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Snow squalls will impact tonight commute

Bitter wind chills east of the divide
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Posted at 1:48 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 15:48:07-05

BOZEMAN – Snow squalls will continue to develop this afternoon and early evening. At times brief heavy snow can develop. This is a cold smoke type snow. Very powdery and light, the type of snow that will be easily picked up by a light wind reducing visibility.

Some roads are snow covered and icy, others are dry. Watch for ice over mountain passes tonight.

These snow squalls should diminish after midnight and end by Wednesday morning.

Arctic air finally reached Bozeman Tuesday afternoon, but the heart of the arctic air continues to linger over Montana’s hi-line region. The arctic air should slowly begin to retreat out of the state over the next couple of days, but northern and eastern counties will likely see wind chill values -15 to -40 below zero Wednesday morning and Thursday morning.

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A brief break in the active weather pattern is coming Wednesday but another strong Pacific storm will produce more snow and difficult travel across the western half of the country Thursday into Friday.

Check the STORMTracker weather mobile app for frequent updates on travel impacts.