Winter Weather Advisory:

Issued at: 9:16 PM MST on November 25, 2014, expires at: 12:00 PM MST on November 26, 2014
  • ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until noon MST Wednesday... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow remains in effect until noon MST Wednesday.
  • Impacts...snow covered and slippery roads...along with reduced visibilities.
  • Timing...snow will continue through Wednesday morning before diminishing Wednesday afternoon.
  • Snowfall...3 to 6 inches. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Check Road reports before traveling...and if you with extra caution and leave extra time to reach your destination.

Winter Storm Warning:

Issued at: 9:16 PM MST on November 25, 2014, expires at: 12:00 PM MST on November 26, 2014
  • ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until noon MST Wednesday... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow remains in effect until noon MST Wednesday.
  • Impacts...low visibility and dangerous winter conditions for outdoor activities in the high country.
  • Timing...heavy snow tonight...then decreasing Wednesday.
  • additional 5 to 10 inches of snow is expected with storm total snowfall between 15 and 25 inches.
  • Winds...west 25 to 40 mph with significant blowing and drifting snow. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Consider postponing your plans for recreation in the mountains until this storm has passed.

First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

WINTER STORM WARNING for Glacier Park south to the Seeley-Swan areas, along the divide to the Bozeman area. A storm total of of 2 to 8 inches in the valleys and 8 to 18 inches in the mountains. 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for all other areas of western Montana, including the Missoula, Butte and Kalispell areas.  Snowfall of a trace to 2 inches in the valleys with a mix of rain or just rain and 3 to 8 inches in the mountains.

More Pacific moisture will move across western Montana, and that mean more snow and rain.  We will see rain, drizzle mixing with snow at times around Missoula, with rain and snow in Kalispell and accumulating now in Butte and Bozeman.  Heavy mountain snow will continue, making traveling treacherous at the passes through early Wednesday.  The precipitation will be gradually ending south of I-90 early Wednesday morning and north of I-90 during the afternoon as it lifts north out of the region.  Lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s.  Highs Wednesday in the upper 30s to lower 40s.

Thanksgiving Day will be mild with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the 40s.  There will be a chance of showers just north of Missoula north to the Kalispell area.

Rain and snow will be developing again on Friday.  As arctic air invades the area Friday night and Saturday, the precipitation will become all snow.  Significant snowfall is possible in some areas.  Highs will drop to the 10s and 20s this weekend with lows dropping to the single digits and lower 10s.

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