Mon-Dak Region Braces For A Tough Weather Weekend
The weather forecast for eastern Montana and western North Dakota doesn't look nice at all.
Originally, our region was supposed to see anywhere between 8-12 inches. the forecast has been revised, but we will still see a decent about of snow. Snow, heavy at times, and blowing snow will start across the southwest this evening and spread to the east tonight lingering into Saturday morning. Scattered light snow may then be found through Sunday. Roads will become impassable from severe blowing drifting snow.
Just to make this storm interesting, let's throw in some wind too. Strong winds up to 50 MPH and heavy snow will create blizzard conditions tonight through Saturday morning. After a lull in winds Saturday, more strong winds will be found Saturday night into Sunday. Travel will be very difficult to impossible during periods of strong winds.
Advisories & Warnings
Eastern Montana and western North Dakota are under several warnings, watches, and advisories. If you are thinking about traveling this weekend, you may want to wait until this blows over. Be sure to check road conditions, and be aware that travel conditions can change rapidly with this kind of weather.
This might be the weekend to stock up on groceries and make sure the snowblower is gassed up. Sunday will be better, and the big dig-out can officially begin. Stay safe out there, and get the latest road conditions here.