Parts of Montana under a high wind advisory as gusts up to 110 mph sweep the state
The National Weather Service is warning Montanans of damaging winds across the state with gusts of up to 110 miles an hour possible.
NWS has issued a high wind warning and advisory for almost all of Montana and part of north-central Wyoming through 6 p.m. Tuesday. The service predicts winds gusts along the Rocky Mountain Front could reach 90 miles an hour, and localized wind gusts could exceed 110 miles an hour. The rest of the state could see gusts up to 65 miles an hour.
⚠ Strong Winds thru Tues ⚠— NWS Great Falls (@NWSGreatFalls) November 15, 2021
🌬 Wind gusts 50-70 mph for most (80-100+ along Rocky Mtn Front)
⚡ Some power outages
🔥 Strong winds and dry air will allow fires to start, grow, and spread rapidly
⌚ Winds pick up quickly this morning, peak overnight, and last thru Tues #MTwx pic.twitter.com/ZfNgZJOAAC
NWS says the wind could blow down trees and power lines, and power outages should be expected. Travel will be difficult for trucks, trailers and some SUVs.
The weather service also warns that with these strong winds any fire starts will spread quickly and be difficult to contain.