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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
823 AM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

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


IDZ005-006-MTZ006-043-271200-
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NORTHERN CLEARWATER MOUNTAINS-SOUTHERN CLEARWATER MOUNTAINS-
BITTERROOT/SAPPHIRE MOUNTAINS-POTOMAC/SEELEY LAKE REGION-
823 AM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS 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. A NARROW BAND OF VERY HEAVY SNOW MAY DEVELOP... WHICH
  WOULD BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING SNOW RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER
  HOUR. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT DUE TO SLICK SNOW COVERED
  ROADS... PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW... AND LOWERING 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 UNDER A NARROW BAND... THOUGH THE
  EXACT LOCATION OF THIS BAND IS STILL NOT CERTAIN.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...ELK RIVER...HIGHWAY 11 PIERCE TO
  HEADQUARTERS...PIERCE...DIXIE...ELK CITY...HIGHWAY 12 LOWELL
  TO LOLO PASS...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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KOOTENAI/CABINET REGION-LOWER CLARK FORK REGION-
823 AM 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. A NARROW BAND OF VERY HEAVY SNOW MAY DEVELOP... WHICH
  WOULD BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING SNOW RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER
  HOUR. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT DUE TO SLICK SNOW COVERED
  ROADS... PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW... AND LOWERING 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 UNDER A NARROW BAND... THOUGH THE
  EXACT LOCATION OF THIS BAND IS STILL NOT CERTAIN.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...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

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-
823 AM 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 NEAR WHITE OUT CONDITIONS. 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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