Winter Weather Advisory:
- ...Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 7 PM this evening to 5 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 7 PM this evening to 5 am MST Monday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.
- Impacts/timing: heavy wet snow will impact area passes this evening through late Sunday. Heavy snow followed by rain could make mountain roads very difficult or dangerous to travel on at times. Lolo and lost trail passes will most likely be impacted... with impacts also possible at Homestake... McDonald... and marias passes. Many higher elevation locations such as Georgetown Lake and Seeley Lake may receive several inches of snow also.
- Snow accumulations: Lolo and lost trail passes will be most impacted with expected snow accumulations of 6-12 inches in 24 hours. Homestake... McDonald... and marias passes should see 2-8 inches in 24 hours.
- Locations impacted include...bad Rock Canyon...Essex...Highway 83 Bigfork to Swan Lake...Marias Pass...Polebridge...Highway 93 Sula to Lost Trail Pass...Lolo Pass...Butte...Georgetown Lake...Highway 12 Garrison to Elliston...Homestake pass... MacDonald Pass...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.