Southern Rocky Mountain Front Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 3:29 AM MST Dec. 4, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 5 PM MST Monday...

* locations... Choteau... Browning... Marias Pass... Logan Pass.

* Snow accumulations... an additional 3 to 7 inches of snow in
the valleys and in the mountains an additional 7 to 19 inches.

* Timing... snow will increase in intensity this morning... and
continue to be moderate to heavy at times today... this
evening... and through tonight. The snow will then taper off late
Monday morning into Monday afternoon.

* Impacts... moderate to heavy snow will create hazardous driving
conditions. In addition... blowing and drifting snow is likely...
especially tonight into Sunday morning... which will cause poor
visibility at times. Significant travel impacts will remain
possible through the Monday morning commute. Those with
backcountry interests should also prepare for winter conditions
and elevated avalanche danger. The snow will be followed by sub
zero temperatures Monday night.

* Winds... west 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must... keep an extra flashlight... food... and
water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

For specific Road and travel conditions in Montana... dial 5 1 1.

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