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Q2 Billings Area Weather: Don't put yourself at risk in this bitter cold

More light snow too
Posted at 4:40 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 19:33:01-05

BILLINGS — Dangerously cold wind chill values will threaten people, pets and young livestock through the rest of the week.

By early Tuesday, temperatures will range from the single digits above zero to the 20s below zero across Montana and northern Wyoming. Wind chill values indicate most of the area will have the effect of -30 to -55 degrees.

The onset of frostbite or hypothermia can come on in a very short period.

Through the week, most of our area will stay below zero with more of the dangerously cold wind chills. Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings look to be the coldest with readings in the teens and 20s below zero.

Some record cold readings will be threatened.

Periods of light snow will come and go with a half-inch to a couple of inches likely scattered here and there on almost a daily basis. Wednesday through Thursday has the best snow potential.

Don’t be fooled by signals of slight warming this weekend. There could be enough wind to drop wind chill values and create areas of blowing snow.

Billings forecast:

Monday night… Light evening snow. A low near -16 with wind chill values as low as -30 early Tuesday.

Tuesday… Mostly cloudy with a high a cold as about -3 and wind chill values of -20 to -35.

Wednesday and Thursday… A chance of powdery snow off and on. Highs in the single digits below zero and lows in the minus teens.