Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
538 PM MST WED DEC 24 2014


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LOWER CLARK FORK REGION-
538 PM MST WED DEC 24 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW IS EXPECTED
  TO CONTINUE THIS EVENING INTO THURSDAY MORNING FOR ELEVATIONS
  ABOVE 2500 FEET. SLIPPERY AND POTENTIALLY SNOW PACKED ROADS ARE
  ANTICIPATED... LEADING TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. GUSTY
  WINDS WILL ALSO BE PRESENT AND COULD LEAD TO INTERMITTENT
  PERIODS OF BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS FOR HAUGEN TO
  LOOKOUT PASS: 4-6 INCHES. ELSEWHERE: UP TO 2-4 INCHES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...EVARO HILL...HIGHWAY 200 THOMPSON
  FALLS TO PLAINS...HIGHWAY 200 TROUT CREEK TO HERON...I-90
  LOOKOUT PASS TO HAUGAN

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

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KOOTENAI/CABINET REGION-FLATHEAD/MISSION VALLEYS-
538 PM MST WED DEC 24 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
THURSDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: PERIODS OF SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT
  THE DAY AND OVERNIGHT. TRAVEL WILL REMAIN DIFFICULT THROUGH
  THURSDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: GENERAL VALLEY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2-4
  INCHES WITH HIGHER TERRAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 5-10 INCHES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...HIGHWAY 2 KALISPELL TO LIBBY...
  HIGHWAY 37 EUREKA TO LIBBY...HIGHWAY 56 BULL LAKE ROAD...
  HIGHWAY 93 EUREKA TO WHITEFISH...FLATHEAD LAKE...FLATHEAD
  VALLEY... MISSION VALLEY...POLSON

$$

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WEST GLACIER REGION-POTOMAC/SEELEY LAKE REGION-
538 PM MST WED DEC 24 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
THURSDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: PERIODS OF SNOW...MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES...
   ARE EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING...CREATING SNOW
  PACKED ROADWAYS. GUSTY WINDS OF 30-40 MPH WILL OCCASIONALLY
  LEAD TO LOW VISIBILITIES FROM BLOWING SNOW... MAINLY OVER
  MARIAS PASS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: MARIAS PASS 8-12 INCHES WITH 4-8 INCHES OF
  SNOW FOR THE SEELEY LAKE AREA. LOWER VALLEY LOCATIONS WILL
  GENERALLY SEE 1-3 INCHES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...BAD ROCK CANYON...ESSEX...HIGHWAY
  83 BIGFORK TO SWAN LAKE...MARIAS PASS...POLEBRIDGE...HIGHWAY
  200 BONNER TO GREENOUGH...HIGHWAY 83 SEELEY LAKE TO CONDON...I-
   90 EAST MISSOULA TO BEARMOUTH

$$

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WESTERN LEMHI COUNTY-EASTERN LEMHI COUNTY-
538 PM MST WED DEC 24 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
THURSDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW ARE EXPECTED
  THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... CREATING SNOW PACKED ROADWAYS.
  GUSTY WINDS OF 30-40 MPH MAY CREATE REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN
  BLOWING SNOW... ESPECIALLY OVER GILMORE SUMMIT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: LOST TRAIL PASS 6-10 INCHES...WILLIAMS
  CREEK SUMMIT 4-8 INCHES WITH 2-4 INCHES FOR GILMORE SUMMIT.
  LOWER VALLEY LOCATIONS WILL GENERALLY SEE 1-3 INCHES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...SHOUP...BANNOCK PASS...HIGHWAY 28
  TENDOY TO LONE PINE...HIGHWAY 93 LOST TRAIL PASS TO
  GIBBONSVILLE...LEMHI PASS...SALMON

$$

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BITTERROOT/SAPPHIRE MOUNTAINS-BUTTE/BLACKFOOT REGION-
538 PM MST WED DEC 24 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
THURSDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: PERIODS OF SNOW...MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES...
   ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... CREATING SNOW PACKED
  ROADWAYS. GUSTY WINDS OF 30-40 MPH MAY CREATE REDUCED
  VISIBILITIES FROM BLOWING SNOW FOR AREAS SUCH AS MACDONALD
  PASS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: LOLO AND LOST TRAIL PASSES 6-10 INCHES
  WITH HOMESTAKE AND MACDONALD PASSES SEEING 3-6 INCHES OF SNOW.
  GENERAL LOWER ELEVATION ACCUMULATIONS OF 1-3 INCHES ARE
  ANTICIPATED.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...HIGHWAY 93 SULA TO LOST TRAIL
  PASS...LOLO PASS...BUTTE...GEORGETOWN LAKE...HIGHWAY 12
  GARRISON TO ELLISTON...HOMESTAKE PASS...MACDONALD PASS

$$

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MISSOULA/BITTERROOT VALLEYS-
538 PM MST WED DEC 24 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
THURSDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: LIGHT RAIN WILL SWITCH OVER TO PERIODS OF
  LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY
  MORNING. SLIPPERY AND POTENTIALLY SNOW PACKED ROADS ARE
  ANTICIPATED...LEADING TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: GENERAL VALLEY ACCUMULATIONS OF 1-3 INCHES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...BITTERROOT VALLEY...MISSOULA

$$

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NORTHERN CLEARWATER MOUNTAINS-SOUTHERN CLEARWATER MOUNTAINS-
538 PM MST WED DEC 24 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST
THURSDAY ABOVE 2500 FEET...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 2500 FEET REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
10 AM PST THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: PERIODS OF SNOW...MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES...
   ARE EXPECTED THROUGH CHRISTMAS MORNING...CREATING SNOW PACKED
  ROADWAYS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: LOLO PASS 6-10 INCHES. ELK CITY AND DIXIE
  ARE EXPECTED TO RECEIVE 3-6 INCHES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...ELK RIVER...HIGHWAY 11 PIERCE TO
  HEADQUARTERS...PIERCE...DIXIE...ELK CITY...HIGHWAY 12 LOWELL
  TO LOLO PASS

$$

IDZ007-008-251800-
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OROFINO/GRANGEVILLE REGION-LOWER HELLS CANYON/SALMON RIVER REGION-
538 PM MST WED DEC 24 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST
THURSDAY ABOVE 2500 FEET...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 2500 FEET REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
10 AM PST THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: LIGHT RAIN IS EXPECTED TO SWITCH OVER TO
  PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE
  INTO THURSDAY MORNING FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2500 FEET. SLIPPERY
  AND POTENTIALLY SNOW PACKED ROADS ARE ANTICIPATED... LEADING
  TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. GUSTY WINDS WILL ALSO BE
  PRESENT AND COULD LEAD TO INTERMITTENT PERIODS OF BLOWING
  SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: GENERAL VALLEY ACCUMULATIONS OF 2-4 INCHES
  WITH 4-8 INCHES AT GREER AND WHITE BIRD GRADES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...CAMAS PRAIRIE...GRANGEVILLE AND
  VICINITY...GREER GRADE...WHITE BIRD GRADE

$$



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