The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings & Winter Weather Advisories for Montana. They are in effect through Friday Afternoon. Heavy snowfall is expected to impact the area throughout that time and as a result, avalanche danger in the backcountry is expected to rise.
Total Snow Accumulations of 10-20″ Through Friday.
Mixed precipitation is likely to fall in central Montana throughout the morning, but it’s all expected to turn to snow by the time the afternoon rolls around.
Additional Storm Info:
Montana: Total Snow Accumulations of 10-20″ Through Friday
* Total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches. - NOAA Billings, MT
MT Winter Storm Warning:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Billings MT 305 AM MST Thu Feb 8 2018 Absaroka/Beartooth Mountains-Crazy Mountains- Including the locations of Cooke City 305 AM MST Thu Feb 8 2018 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST FRIDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow and dangerous backcountry conditions. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches. * WHERE...Absaroka/Beartooth Mountains and Crazy Mountains. * WHEN...Until 5 PM MST Friday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. Avalanche danger is likely to increase.