Let It Snow! Winter Storm Watch Issued for Bozeman Area
Snow is predicted in the Bozeman area early next week. The heaviest snowfall is expected to occur on Monday and Tuesday.
Bozeman is predicted to get at least 1 to 2 inches of snow on Monday. A mixture of rain and snow is in the forecast, but more snow is expected to accumulate Monday night.
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of southwestern Montana, including Beaverhead County, Madison County, and Gallatin County, beginning late Sunday night. Heavy snow is possible from late Sunday night through Tuesday morning for elevations about 6,000 feet. While Bozeman isn't quite at that elevation, we're not completely off the radar. The locations impacted include the City of Bozeman.
Snow accumulations between 6 and 12 inches are possible. Roads, especially bridges and overpasses are likely to become hazardous and slick. Motorists are encouraged to drive with caution and give themselves additional time to reach their destination. Delaying all travel should also be considered.
Winter travel in Montana can be treacherous. Weather conditions in Montana can change rapidly. Even the most experienced drivers can have difficulty travelling in the winter.
Make sure you have a winter travel emergency kit in your vehicle. Check out this list of items to include in your winter travel emergency kit.
After a hot summer with dry conditions, snow is definitely a welcomed sight in Montana. It will help firefighters fight many fires that are currently still burning in the state. For the latest weather updates, visit the National Weather Service website.