URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
Snow levels down to around 5000 feet
Up to 10 inches of snow in some areas.
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
345 AM MDT Wed Sep 13 2017
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The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory For elevations above 6000 feet for snow, which
is in effect from 6 PM Thursday to noon MDT Saturday.
* Locations: Logan Pass, Kings Hill Pass, Flesher Pass,
MacDonald Pass, Boulder Hill, Elk Park Pass, and Homestake
* Timing: Rain will change to snow Thursday night as snow levels
lower to around 5000 feet. Snowfall rates will peak Thursday
night. Mountain snow will continue through Friday, gradually
ending from north to south Friday night into Saturday morning.
* Accumulations: Snow accumulation of up to 2 inches on mountain
passes Thursday night, with falling snow melting on road
surfaces during daylight hours Friday. Snow accumulation of 3 to
6 inches over the Rocky Mountain Lewis Range, and up to 10
inches above pass level in the Little Belt and Boulder mountain
* Winds: North 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
* Snow Level: Lowering to 5000 feet.
* Impacts: Slushy snow accumulation Thursday night will cause
minor travel difficulties over mountain passes. Wet and raw
conditions could cause hypothermia issues for firefighters,
hunters, and anyone else caught unprepared in the backcountry.
* Web Page: To see a graphical representation of this hazard,
please visit our web page and mouse over the Current Hazards
menu, then select Detailed Hazards.
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Use caution while
For specific road and travel conditions in Montana, dial 5 1 1 .
See side-by-side forecasts for Montana here:
And winter storm warning here:
Thanks to Stephen Nagy in Montana for these links