Dec 30, 2013 5:03 PM by Meteorologist Mike Heard
Unstable NW flow will continue to feed pacific moisture through Montana over the next 36 hours. A stronger short wave of moisture will produce periods of moderate to heavy snow mostly over the mountains across western, central and SW Montana overnight and throughout the day on Tuesday.
Models are suggesting the best time for heavier banding of mountain snow to occur Tuesday afternoon and diminish into early Wednesday morning. Snow accumulations of 6"-12" over the mountain passes on the MT/ID state line is possible and for the mountains in central MT and around Bozeman.
Winter Weather Advisory issued for western Montana tonight through late Tuesday night. Lolo, Lookout, Bannack, Lost Trail, Lemhi passes will be impacted. The combination of snow and gusty NW winds will create difficult travel conditions.
Winter Weather Advisory issued for SW Montana east of the divide as well as central and northern Montana through Wednesday morning. Periods of snow and gusty NW winds will create difficult travel conditions. The Bozeman area could see 1"-3" of snow and gusty winds with heavier amounts likely over Bozeman Pass.
Wind Advisory is up for the Livingston area tonight through Tuesday night. Wind gusts to 60 mph possible and severe cross winds will impact high profile vehicles and towing units.
Watch my on demand video forecast for the latest weather information and be sure to watch my complete forecast tonight at 5:30pm and 10pm on KBZK as I will be updating the next Arctic blast to hit Montana this weekend.