Missoula

Winter Weather Advisory:

Issued at: 4:07 am MST on February 1, 2015, expires at: 9:00 AM MST on February 02, 2015
  • ...Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 11 am this morning to 9 am MST Monday... The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow and slick roads...which is in effect from 11 am this morning to 9 am MST Monday.
  • Impacts/timing: light to moderate snow will develop late this morning and persist into Monday morning, making roads snow covered and slick at times, especially over mountain passes. Valleys may briefly transition to a rain/snow mix late in the day Sunday, making for slushy roads.
  • Snow accumulations: 3 to 6 inches for Lolo, lookout and lost trail passes and in the higher terrain. 1 to 2 inches for valley locations.
  • Locations impacted include...Evaro hill...Highway 200 Thompson Falls to plains...Highway 200 Trout Creek to Heron...I-90 Lookout Pass to Haugan...Highway 93 Sula to Lost Trail Pass... Lolo 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.

Winter Weather Advisory:

Issued at: 4:07 am MST on February 1, 2015, expires at: 9:00 AM MST on February 02, 2015
  • ...Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 9 am MST Monday... The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow and slick roads...which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 9 am MST Monday.
  • Impacts/timing: light to moderate snow will develop this afternoon and persist into Monday morning, making roads snow covered and slick at times, especially over mountain passes.
  • Snow accumulations: 2 to 5 inches over Marias Pass and in the higher terrain. 1 to 3 inches for valley locations.
  • Locations impacted include...bad Rock Canyon...Essex...Highway 83 Bigfork to Swan Lake...Marias Pass...Polebridge...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.

First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

Light snow showers with minimal impact are possible in Southwest Montana early Saturday evening. Showers taper off overnight and we become calm again for Sunday morning. Lows will drop into the teens and single digits for most areas.

Clouds will cover the region again by midday Sunday and snow showers from a wave of Pacific moisture will begin to impact our western counties, including Missoula and Kalispell, during the afternoon. Valley snow accumulation will be light.

Expect 1 to 2 inches by Monday morning in Kalispell with slightly higher amounts possible in West Glacier, the Swan Valley, the Avon/Ovando/Helmville areas, and Georgetown Lake. Expect a dusting to around an inch of snowfall around the state.
We will warm up from highs in the low 30s on Sunday to the middle 40s in some cases on Monday. A rain and snow mix will continue with subsequent waves of showers through Wednesday. Kalispell will likely switch over to all snow again for a time on Tuesday as another dose of cold air reaches the Flathead Valley.

Afternoon temperatures will remain above freezing elsewhere through next week. Already it appears that more wet weather will be in store for us next weekend.

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