Friday, May 4, 2012

White Stuff


...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON MDT SATURDAY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON MDT SATURDAY.
* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET THIS EVENING. A LIGHT SNOWFALL IS THEN EXPECTED OVERNIGHT AND INTO SATURDAY MORNING.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET...WITH UP TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE NEAR RIDGE TOPS.
* VISIBILITY: VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES IN FALLING SNOW.
* ELEVATIONS: FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET.
* OTHER IMPACTS: THOSE RECREATING IN THE BACK COUNTRY SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WINTER LIKE CONDITIONS TONIGHT. MOUNTAIN PASSES COULD BE SNOW OR SLUSH COVERED AT TIMES OVERNIGHT AND INTO SATURDAY MORNING.
* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: BATTLE RIDGE PASS...BOZEMAN PASS... TARGHEE PASS...WEST YELLOWSTONE...BIG HOLE PASS...CHIEF JOSEPH PASS...MONIDA PASS...BOULDER HILL...ELK PARK PASS...HOMESTAKE PASS AND RAYNOLDS 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.
FOR SPECIFIC ROAD AND TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN MONTANA...DIAL 5 1 1.
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