WEATHER ALERT

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

Missoula

Winter Weather Advisory:

Issued at: 2:41 PM MST on November 23, 2014, expires at: 8:00 AM MST on November 24, 2014
  • ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 8 am MST Monday... A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 8 am MST Monday.
  • Impacts/timing: periods of light to moderate snow will persist through the evening. The snow will be more showery after midnight...but will likely continue to impact roads through the morning commute.
  • Snow accumulations: total of 3 to 7 inches possible from Lookout Pass to Haugan...1 to 3 inches in the lower valleys.
  • Locations impacted include...Evaro hill...Highway 200 Thompson Falls to plains...Highway 200 Trout Creek to Heron...I-90 Lookout Pass to Haugan

Winter Weather Advisory:

Issued at: 2:41 PM MST on November 23, 2014, expires at: 8:00 AM MST on November 24, 2014
  • ...Winter Weather Advisory now in effect until 8 am MST Monday... The Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect until 8 am MST Monday.
  • Impacts/timing: periods of light to moderate snow will develop and persist through tonight. Widespread snow will taper to localized showers...but expect slick roads through the morning commute.
  • Snow accumulations: 1 to 3 inches.
  • Locations impacted include...Bitterroot valley...Missoula Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and wind means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving.

Winter Storm Watch, Winter Weather Advisory:

Issued at: 2:41 PM MST on November 23, 2014, expires at: 8:00 AM MST on November 24, 2014
  • ...Winter Weather Advisory now in effect until 8 am MST Monday... ...Winter Storm Watch in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday evening... The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a Winter Storm Watch...which is in effect from Monday evening through Tuesday evening. The Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect until 8 am MST Monday.
  • Impacts/timing: snow will increase through Sunday evening then slowly tail off overnight. A longer lasting snow producer is expected to move into the area Monday evening and persisting through Wednesday. There is high confidence in heavy mountain snow with this event, but the snow levels will be on the rise through the event. The lower valleys will begin as snow but will change over to rain during the day Wednesday.
  • Snow accumulations: up to 2 inches tonight...5 to 10 inches Monday night through Wednesday from Seeley Lake to Condon...otherwise 3 to 6 inches. Surrounding mountains could see up to 20 inches Monday night and Wednesday.
  • Locations impacted include...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 and wind means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving. A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

Winter Weather Advisory for the Kalispell, Missoula, and Butte regions for accumulating snow Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. Valleys should expect 1 to 3 inches of snow with passes and mountain areas seeing 3 to 6 inches.
Snow will impact Kalispell and Missoula in the late afternoon and spread to Southwest Montana during the evening. Lows will drop into the upper 20s.

We get a bit of a lull on Monday proper before another system arrives Monday night. Widespread snow is possible on Tuesday with highs in the upper 30s for the first couple days of the week and lows in the 20s and upper teens.

Warmer air lifts snow levels above valley floors for at least part of Wednesday but moisture remains overhead as warm air to the west and arctic air to the northeast begin to battle overhead. Between Thanksgiving Day and the weekend that arctic air will try to push into Western Montana after hovering around far Eastern Montana starting early Wednesday. There is quite a bit of uncertainty as to when this will actually happen. At this point, it appears that the Kalispell area will have a chance for snow on Thanksgiving while areas farther to the south will either see a rain-snow mix or just rain.

Matt Gray Watch Meteorologist Matt Gray weekend nights on the NEWS AT 5 and 10. More Details.

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Mark Heyka

Mark Heyka received a B.A. in broadcast journalism from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.

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Matt Gray

Matt joined the NBC Montana weather team in July 2013 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in meteorology.


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