Winter weather makes a return overnight!

Our weather turns more winter-like again overnight. Moist air is moving in from the west and a Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for tonight and part of tomorrow.

Overnight we expect rain to change to snow with blowing snow due to gusty southwest winds up to 25 mph. Low 28.  Caution is advised as rain changing to snow can make roads very icy. Snow accumulation between 1″-2″ possible.

 

NWS Weather Story

Don’t be too alarmed however, this won’t last long!

By next week we should see several days with highs in the 40’s. Enjoy!

WEST GLACIER REGION-
1035 AM MST FRI JAN 21 2011

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
11 AM MST SATURDAY FOR MARIAS PASS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW FOR MARIAS PASS...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 AM MST SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW...ALONG WITH BLOWING
  SNOW...IS LIKELY LATE FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY MORNING OVER MARIAS.
  LOW VISIBILITIES AND SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL CREATE
  HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 6 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW OVER MARIAS PASS.

* WINDS: WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 35 TO 40
  MPH SHOULD PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...KINGS HILL PASS
158 PM MST FRI JAN 21 2011

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO NOON MST SATURDAY FOR THE LITTLE BELT MOUNTAINS IN
CENTRAL MONTANA...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE LITTLE BELT MOUNTAINS IN
CENTRAL MONTANA REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
MST SATURDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE
  ACROSS THE REGION OVERNIGHT BRINGING WIDESPREAD SNOW TO THE
  LITTLE BELT MOUNTAINS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OVER
  KINGS HILL PASS.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY: GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS MAY CAUSE PERIODS
  OF BLOWING SNOW WITH VISIBILITIES REDUCED BELOW ONE HALF MILE
  AT TIMES.

* OTHER IMPACTS: UNTREATED ROADWAYS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED
  AND SLIPPERY. ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: KINGS HILL PASS

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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CHOUTEAU-BLAINE-JUDITH BASIN-FERGUS-MEAGHER-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BIG SANDY...FORT BENTON...
CHINOOK...STANFORD...JUDITH GAP...LEWISTOWN...LEWISTOWN DIVIDE...
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS
158 PM MST FRI JAN 21 2011

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO NOON MST SATURDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO NOON MST SATURDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE
  ACROSS THE REGION OVERNIGHT BRINGING WIDESPREAD SNOW ALONG
  WITH AREAS OF FREEZING RAIN.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OVER
  THE PLAINS WITH 5 TO 8 INCHES EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS: MINOR ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF LESS THAN ONE
  TENTH OF AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY: GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS MAY CAUSE PERIODS
  OF BLOWING SNOW WITH VISIBILITIES REDUCED BELOW ONE HALF MILE
  AT TIMES.

* OTHER IMPACTS: UNTREATED ROADWAYS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED
  AND SLIPPERY. ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS...
  STANFORD...CHINOOK...JUDITH GAP...LEWISTOWN... LEWISTOWN
  DIVIDE...BIG SANDY...FORT BENTON

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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