Weather Alert Days: Moderate to heavy snow


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    WINTER STORM WARNING in effect through Tuesday for the Flathead and Mission Valleys and the Potomac and Seeley Region. Snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches.

    WINTER STORM WARNING in effect through Wednesday for the Lower Clark Fork Region, Kootenai/Cabinet Region, Bitterroot/Sapphire Mountains and the Clearwater Mountains. Snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches (three day storm total) will be possible.

    WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for until 9 am Tuesday for the Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys. Snowfall of 2 to 5 inches will be possible.

    FLOOD WATCH for the Jefferson River near Twin Bridges to north of Silver Star. An ice jam has developed north of Silver Star.The water is backing up as far south as Hells Canyon Road. Minor flood stage is 10 feet in this area.

    WIND CHILL ADVISORY for friends and family in northeastern Montana. They will be dealing with wind chills as low as 35 below zero.

    WINTER STORM WATCH goes in effect tonight through Thursday for Southern portions of Beaverhead, Madison and Gallatin Counties, including West Yellowstone, Monida Pass, Raynolds Pass, and Targhee Pass. Total snow accumulations of mostly 3 to 7 inches with up to 15 inches along the Idaho and Wyoming borders. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

    Watches and Warnings

    A string of Weather Alert Days has been issued across NBC Montana. Periods of light to moderate snow area expected through Thursday morning. Snowfall will be heaviest west of the divide, especially along and north of I-90. Snow and blowing snow will create travel difficulties, be sure to check the ROAD CONDITIONS from the Montana Department of Transportation.

    Temperatures will remain well below normal, but it won't be quite as cold. Daytime highs this week will be in the 20s and low 30s.

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