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Major Storm System Bringing A Plethora Of Impacts To The Central And Eastern U.S. This Weekend

A powerful storm system will track from the Plains to the Great Lakes region this weekend. On the cold side of the storm, heavy snow with blizzard conditions are expected over portions of the central and northern Plains to the upper Great Lakes. Severe thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, and flash flooding will be possible over the lower Mississippi, Tennessee, and Ohio Valley. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Sat, Feb. 23, 2019 at 7:03:10 pm MST

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A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for all of northeast Montana today, lasting into tonight. Blustery west-northwest winds of 20-30 mph with gusts at times up to 40 mph will lead to blowing snow and drifting snow along roadways. This could make travel today hazardous due to reduced visibility and drifting snow making it hard for lower profile cars to safely navigate drifted areas. Make sure to add extra time to safely reach your destination if traveling today, and drive in accordance to the conditions. Be sure to check the MDT Road Condition Map before traveling to keep up with current road conditions across the Treasure State.
The next weather system will bring about scattered snow showers for today along with breezy conditions, which may drive areas of blowing snow across the area. Tonight, as temperatures fall, wind chills will again become more of a concern. Remember to wear your warm layers, a hat, and gloves, for added protection from the dangers of frostbite and hypothermia that can occur in these conditions. Additionally, as a heads up, we are following yet another weather system that could bring accumulating snow to portions of our area early next week. We’ll share more specifics as it gets closer and confidence improves. One final note to keep in mind, the cold & snowy weather pattern heading into next week may cause stress on newborn livestock for those off to an early start. You can find more information here:


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