Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
153 PM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

...A SIGNIFICANT SNOW-PRODUCING SYSTEM STILL LOOKS LIKE IT WILL
CAUSE WIDESPREAD IMPACTS TO AREAS IN WESTERN MONTANA AND NORTH
CENTRAL IDAHO BEGINNING SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

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OROFINO/GRANGEVILLE REGION-LOWER HELLS CANYON/SALMON RIVER REGION-
WESTERN LEMHI COUNTY-EASTERN LEMHI COUNTY-
153 PM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MST /10 AM PST/
SATURDAY TO 11 AM MST /10 AM PST/ SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MST /10
AM PST/ SATURDAY TO 11 AM MST /10 AM PST/ SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN TO DEVELOP SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON IN THE CAMAS PRAIRIE. MODERATE SNOW WITH BRIEF PERIODS
  OF HEAVY SNOW IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING.
  TRAVEL COULD BECOME HAZARDOUS SATURDAY NIGHT DUE TO SNOW COVERED
  ROADS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES FOR
  MOST VALLEYS IN THE CAMAS PRAIRIE. 2 TO 5 INCHES FOR VALLEYS IN
  LEMHI COUNTY. 6 TO 10 INCHES FOR LOST TRAIL PASS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...CAMAS PRAIRIE...GRANGEVILLE AND
  VICINITY...GREER GRADE...HIGHWAY 95 SLATE CREEK TO RIGGINS...
  WHITE BIRD GRADE...SHOUP...BANNOCK PASS...HIGHWAY 28 TENDOY TO
  LONE PINE...HIGHWAY 93 LOST TRAIL PASS TO GIBBONSVILLE...LEMHI
  PASS...SALMON

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

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BUTTE/BLACKFOOT REGION-
153 PM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM SATURDAY TO 11 AM
MST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM SATURDAY
TO 11 AM MST SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN TO DEVELOP IN THE REGION
  LATE AFTERNOON ON SATURDAY. MODERATE SNOW WITH A BRIEF PERIOD OF
  HEAVY SNOW IS POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MORNING.
  ROADS WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS BY SUNDAY MORNING...ESPECIALLY OVER
  MACDONALD PASS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: GENERALLY 3 TO 6 INCHES FOR MOST AREAS WITH
  LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS AROUND MACDONALD PASS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...BUTTE...GEORGETOWN LAKE...HIGHWAY
  12 GARRISON TO ELLISTON...HOMESTAKE PASS...MACDONALD PASS

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

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MISSOULA/BITTERROOT VALLEYS-
153 PM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 11 AM
MST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM
SATURDAY TO 11 AM MST SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN TO DEVELOP SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON. MODERATE SNOW WITH BRIEF PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW IS
  POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING. TRAVEL COULD BECOME
  HAZARDOUS SATURDAY NIGHT DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: GENERALLY 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED BY
  EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE IN
  AND AROUND MISSOULA.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

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NORTHERN CLEARWATER MOUNTAINS-SOUTHERN CLEARWATER MOUNTAINS-
KOOTENAI/CABINET REGION-LOWER CLARK FORK REGION-
BITTERROOT/SAPPHIRE MOUNTAINS-POTOMAC/SEELEY LAKE REGION-
153 PM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: SNOW WILL DEVELOP SATURDAY MORNING AND BECOME
  MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY
  MORNING. SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR MAY OCCUR AT
  TIMES. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT DUE TO SLICK SNOW COVERED
  ROADS...PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW...AND REDUCED VISIBILITY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS... 8 TO 12
  INCHES IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND OVER LOOKOUT PASS. AMOUNTS
  COULD BE LOCALLY HIGHER.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...ELK RIVER...HIGHWAY 11 PIERCE TO
  HEADQUARTERS...PIERCE...DIXIE...ELK CITY...HIGHWAY 12 LOWELL
  TO LOLO PASS...HIGHWAY 2 KALISPELL TO LIBBY...HIGHWAY 37
  EUREKA TO LIBBY...HIGHWAY 56 BULL LAKE ROAD...HIGHWAY 93
  EUREKA TO WHITEFISH...EVARO HILL...HIGHWAY 200 THOMPSON FALLS
  TO PLAINS... HIGHWAY 200 TROUT CREEK TO HERON...I-90 LOOKOUT
  PASS TO HAUGAN... HIGHWAY 93 SULA TO LOST TRAIL PASS...LOLO
  PASS...HIGHWAY 200 BONNER TO GREENOUGH...HIGHWAY 83 SEELEY
  LAKE TO CONDON...I- 90 EAST MISSOULA TO BEARMOUTH

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

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WEST GLACIER REGION-FLATHEAD/MISSION VALLEYS-
153 PM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
  MID DAY SATURDAY AND LAST THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. BY SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON...GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS WILL DEVELOP...WHICH COULD
  CAUSE AREAS OF LOW VISIBILITY IN BLOWING SNOW. TRAVEL WILL
  BECOME DIFFICULT DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF SLICK SNOW COVERED
  ROADS AND BLOWING SNOW. IN ADDITION... WIND CHILLS COULD BECOME
  DANGEROUSLY LOW BY MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLE FOR THE VALLEYS... 8
  TO 12 INCHES IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND OVER MARIAS PASS.

* WINDS: NORTHEAST 20-30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH...ESPECIALLY
  OVER MARIAS PASS AND THROUGH BADROCK CANYON INTO THE NORTHERN
  FLATHEAD VALLEY.

* WIND CHILLS: 10 TO 20 DEGREES BELOW ZERO BY MONDAY MORNING...
  ESPECIALLY OVER MARIAS PASS AND THROUGH BADROCK CANYON INTO THE
  NORTHERN FLATHEAD VALLEY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...BAD ROCK CANYON...ESSEX...HIGHWAY
  83 BIGFORK TO SWAN LAKE...MARIAS PASS...POLEBRIDGE...FLATHEAD
  LAKE...FLATHEAD VALLEY...MISSION VALLEY...POLSON

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$



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