Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
131 PM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

...A SIGNIFICANT SNOW-PRODUCING SYSTEM WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD
IMPACTS TO AREAS IN WESTERN MONTANA AND NORTH CENTRAL IDAHO...

MTZ004-281200-
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LOWER CLARK FORK REGION-
131 PM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST
SUNDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST SUNDAY.

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: MOST OF THE SNOW WILL FALL THIS EVENING
  THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING BUT HIGH SNOWFALL RATES WILL AGAIN BE
  POSSIBLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON. 6 TO 9 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS... 10
  TO 14 INCHES IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND OVER LOOKOUT PASS.
  AMOUNTS COULD BE LOCALLY HIGHER.

* WIND CHILLS: 5 TO 20 DEGREES BELOW ZERO LIKELY SUNDAY NIGHT
  THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

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

&&

$$

MTZ002-003-281200-
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WEST GLACIER REGION-FLATHEAD/MISSION VALLEYS-
131 PM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
MONDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST MONDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: SNOW WILL BECOME MODERATE TO HEAVY BY THIS
  AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY. BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON...GUSTY NORTHEAST
  WINDS WILL DEVELOP... WHICH WILL CAUSE AREAS OF LOW VISIBILITY
  IN BLOWING SNOW. TRAVEL WILL BECOME VERY HAZARDOUS 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: 5 TO 8 INCHES FOR THE VALLEYS...9 TO 12
  INCHES IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND OVER MARIAS PASS BY SUNDAY
  MORNING.

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

* WIND CHILLS: 15 TO 25 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

&&

$$

MTZ043-281200-
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POTOMAC/SEELEY LAKE REGION-
131 PM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
MONDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST MONDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: SNOW WILL BECOME MODERATE TO HEAVY, WITH RATES
  OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR AT TIMES. TRAVEL WILL BE DANGEROUS
  DUE TO SLICK SNOW COVERED ROADS... PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW...AND
  REDUCED VISIBILITY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 6 TO 10 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS... 8 TO 12
  INCHES IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN. AMOUNTS COULD BE LOCALLY HIGHER.
  MOST OF THE SNOW WILL FALL THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING
  BUT HIGH SNOWFALL RATES WILL AGAIN BE POSSIBLE SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON ALONG WITH GUSTY WINDS ALONG HIGHWAY 200 AND I-90.

* WIND AND WIND CHILLS: EAST AND NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH
  SUNDAY EVENING WIND CHILLS 10 TO 20 DEGREES BELOW ZERO MONDAY
  MORNING.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...HIGHWAY 200 BONNER TO GREENOUGH...
   HIGHWAY 83 SEELEY LAKE TO CONDON...I-90 EAST MISSOULA TO
  BEARMOUTH


&&

$$

MTZ001-281200-
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KOOTENAI/CABINET REGION-
131 PM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST SUNDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: SNOW WILL BECOME MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES THIS
  AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY MORNING. SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES
  PER HOUR MAY OCCUR AT TIMES. TRAVEL WILL BE DANGEROUS 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. AMOUNTS COULD BE LOCALLY HIGHER.

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

&&

$$

IDZ005-006-MTZ006-281200-
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NORTHERN CLEARWATER MOUNTAINS-SOUTHERN CLEARWATER MOUNTAINS-
BITTERROOT/SAPPHIRE MOUNTAINS-
131 PM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST /10 PM
PST/ SUNDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST /10 PM
PST/ SUNDAY.

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS... 10 TO 15
  INCHES IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND OVER LOLO AND LOST TRAIL
  PASSES. 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 93 SULA TO LOST TRAIL PASS...LOLO PASS

&&

$$

IDZ007-008-281200-
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OROFINO/GRANGEVILLE REGION-LOWER HELLS CANYON/SALMON RIVER REGION-
131 PM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST
SUNDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST
SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: LIGHT SNOW WILL BECOME MODERATE WITH BRIEF
  PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING. TRAVEL WILL
  BECOME HAZARDOUS DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 6 INCHES FOR MOST VALLEYS IN THE CAMAS
  PRAIRIE THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING, WITH GRANGEVILLE ON
  THE HIGHER END OF THESE AMOUNTS. THE POTENTIAL FOR MODERATE SNOW
  TO REDEVELOP EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON WILL EXIST, FURTHER
  EXACERBATING IMPACTS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...CAMAS PRAIRIE...GRANGEVILLE AND
  VICINITY...GREER GRADE...HIGHWAY 95 SLATE CREEK TO RIGGINS...
  WHITE BIRD GRADE

&&

$$

MTZ007-281200-
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BUTTE/BLACKFOOT REGION-
131 PM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 11 AM MST MONDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 11 AM MST MONDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON WITH
  MODERATE SNOW AND A BRIEF PERIOD OF HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE SUNDAY
  MORNING. ROADS WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS BY SUNDAY MORNING...
  ESPECIALLY OVER MACDONALD PASS. GUSTY EAST WINDS WILL ALSO
  DEVELOP SUNDAY AFTERNOON, WHICH WILL BRING THE THREAT FOR
  BLOWING SNOW ON HIGHWAY 12 AND I-90 SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: GENERALLY 3 TO 6 INCHES WITH 5 TO 9 INCHES
  IN GEORGETOWN LAKE AND OVER HOMESTAKE AND MACDONALD PASSES.

* WIND AND WIND CHILLS: EAST AND NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WIND CHILLS 15 TO 25 DEGREES
  BELOW ZERO MONDAY MORNING.

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

&&

$$

MTZ005-281200-
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MISSOULA/BITTERROOT VALLEYS-
131 PM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

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

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

* IMPACTS/TIMING: LIGHT SNOW WILL BECOME INTENSIFY BY LATE THIS
  EVENING, BECOMING MODERATE WITH BRIEF PERIODS OF HEAVIER SNOW
  LIKELY OVERNIGHT AND THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. TRAVEL WILL BECOME
  HAZARDOUS DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LOW VISIBILITIES.

  MODERATE SNOW WILL LIKELY REDEVELOP SUNDAY AFTERNOON ALONG WITH
  GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS. LOW VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW ARE
  EXPECTED BY SUNDAY EVENING WITH VERY COLD WIND CHILLS BY MONDAY
  MORNING.

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

* WIND AND WIND CHILLS: EAST AND NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH
  SUNDAY EVENING. WIND CHILLS 10 TO 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO MONDAY
  MORNING.

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

&&

$$

IDZ009-010-281200-
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WESTERN LEMHI COUNTY-EASTERN LEMHI COUNTY-
131 PM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

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

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

* IMPACTS/TIMING: LIGHT SNOW WILL BECOME MODERATE WITH BRIEF
  PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING. TRAVEL WILL
  BECOME HAZARDOUS DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS. BLOWING SNOW WILL
  DEVELOP OVER GILMORE SUMMIT SUNDAY CAUSING LOW VISIBILITIES.
  VERY COLD WIND CHILLS EXPECTED LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: GENERALLY 2 TO 5 INCHES. LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* WIND CHILLS: 10 TO 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO MONDAY MORNING.

* 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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