Winter Storm Warning Continues!

Although our moisture has been snow that melts as it hits the 
ground, heavy snow is still possible and as the temperature
drops tonight driving could become hazardous. The mountains are
picking up the bulk of the snowfall. I hope to have some
totals later today!  Drive safely   Fred

CASCADE-SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-EASTERN TETON-MEAGHER-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...GREAT FALLS...
KINGS HILL PASS...CHOTEAU...FAIRFIELD...WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS
751 AM MDT TUE APR 13 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT
WEDNESDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT
WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: WIDESPREAD SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD
  CASCADE...TETON AND MEAGHER COUNTIES...ALONG WITH THE SOUTHERN
  ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION BY 10 AM THIS MORNING. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY
  AT TIMES...WITH SNOWFALL RATES AROUND ONE INCH PER HOUR POSSIBLE
  LATER THIS MORNING AND INTO THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: BY LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING...EXPECT 8 TO 12
  INCHES AT LOWER ELEVATIONS...AND 12 TO 20 INCHES IN THE
  MOUNTAINS.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY: EXPECT VISIBILITIES TO BE REDUCED TO LESS
  THAN ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES. ADDITIONALLY...NORTHWEST WINDS
  15 TO 25 MPH WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON THEN SHIFT TO THE WEST
  TONIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY. EXPECT GUSTS 30 TO 40 MPH
  WITH AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW.

* OTHER IMPACTS: ROADWAYS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY FOR
  THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON COMMUTES ON TUESDAY AND THE
  MORNING COMMUTE ON WEDNESDAY. ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES ARE
  ALSO POSSIBLE. THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY NORTHWEST TO WEST
  WINDS AND WET SNOW WILL STRESS UNPROTECTED YOUNG LIVESTOCK.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: FAIRFIELD...CHOTEAU...WHITE
  SULPHUR SPRINGS...GREAT FALLS...KINGS HILL PASS

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL
MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.
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