Posted: Sep 24, 2013 3:23 PM by Meteorologist Mike Heard
National Weather Service offices issuing a WINTER STORM WARNING for SW Montana beginning 9am Wednesday morning through Noon on Thursday above 5,500' and east of the divide a Winter Weather Advisory below 5,500'.
Timing/Impact: Light snow will develop Wednesday morning above 7,000' and intensify by afternoon and snow levels will lower to the valley floors by Thursday morning. Snow will start to diminish by Thursday afternoon.
Snow accumulations: Total 6"-12" of snow is possible from 5,500' to 7,000' and 12"-24" above 7,000'. Elevations below 5,500' could see 1"-4" of snow.
Winds/Visibilities: Northerly winds 15 to 25 could produce areas of blowing snow and visibilities below one-half mile at times.
This storm will cause stress on young livestock along with possible power outages and tree damage.
All mountain passes in our region will be impacted by this storm and will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
Chief Meteorologist Mike Heard will update the forecast tonight at 5:30pm and 10pm on KBZK and KXLF.