West Glacier Region Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 1:37 PM MST on December 21, 2014

...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 5 am MST Monday...

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 5 am MST Monday.

* Impacts/timing: periods of moderate to heavy snow showers will continue the remainder of this afternoon through the overnight hours across area passes. Snow levels will decrease to valley bottoms by early Monday allowing for light snow accumulations for some lower elevations. Strong gusty winds combined with snow showers across southwest Montana will reduce visibilities making for tough travel at times into this evening.

* Additional snow accumulations: 2 to 4 inches at lookout and Lolo passes with 3 to 6 inches at Lost Trail Pass. 1 to 2 inches at MacDonald...marias and Homestake passes and across the Georgetown Lake and Seeley Lake areas.

* Locations impacted include...bad Rock Canyon...Essex...Highway 83 Bigfork to Swan Lake...Marias Pass...Polebridge...Highway 93 Sula to Lost Trail Pass...Lolo Pass...Butte...Georgetown Lake...Highway 12 Garrison to Elliston...Homestake pass... MacDonald Pass...Highway 200 Bonner to Greenough...Highway 83 Seeley Lake to Condon...I-90 East Missoula to Bearmouth

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.

Avalanche Warning
Statement as of 7:26 AM MST on December 21, 2014

The Flathead avalanche center has issued a backcountry avalanche warning for the mountains of northwest Montana. For the complete backcountry avalanche warning detailing specific time and location see www.Flatheadavalanche.Org or call 406-257-8402.

Recreationalists should use extra caution when venturing into the backcountry until conditions improve.

This information has been transmitted by the National Weather Service at the request of the Flathead avalanche center.