WEATHER ALERT

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POSTED: 2:08 PM Jan 12 2012   UPDATED: 1:33 PM Jan 13 2012

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Matt Halttunen and Mara Helland

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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Mark Heyka

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

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Weather Watchers Bios

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Alan Young

As a native of the Washington portion of the Pacific Northwest, Montana has always held a certain allure.

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Amanda Hodges

I?m a retired school teacher and have lived here since I retired at age 55.

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Betsy Rieffenberger

I was raised in Ohio and attended Miami University and Ohio State University

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Bill Meadows

I'm third generation on our ranch on Little Beaver Creek at Whitepine

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Chris Gotschalk

I have been interested in weather for ever. As an oceanographer and boat captain

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Dave and Laurie

We have lived in Montana since 2005. Dave has been interested in weather every since he took flying lessons many years ago.

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Deb Peltier

I was born and raised in Western Montana; have lived in this area all of my life.

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Dennis DeVivo

Dillon, MT I am a 68 year old semi-retired pilot/flight instructor and airplane mechanic.

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Glen Helms

I have lived in Montana for 70 years in the Eureka area.

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Greg Harbac

Age 58 Born: Miles City, MT Grades: 1 ? 12 Miles City, MT

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Janet Olson

Originally from Massachusetts and more recently, California,

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Jay and Shirley Bridgewater

Born in South Holland, Illinois on the South Side of Chicago ? Northwest Indiana.

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Jeff Aresty

I live near the Summit Lake divide, midway between Seeley Lake and Condon.

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Jim Malone

I am pleased to be a weather watcher for the West Glacier area.

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Joni Finney

I have lived in Montana since 1993 and in Evaro since 1995.

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Lorie Phelps

I have lived in Montana for 15 years this April, I was born and raised in California.

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Merri Pasquinzo

I am a retired Educational Interpreter For The Deaf.

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Matt Halttunen and Mara Helland

Matt is a 4th generation Montanan who grew up in the Bonner area.

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Nansi Cisneros

I was born and raised in Hollywood, California. Went to college as an Animal Husbandry major

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Paulette Holman

We live at Chimney Peaks up the Hoover Creek Drainage above Drummond

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Rick Hook

I have been in Libby for a little longer than two years.

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Roger Jenkins

I am a retired scientist (analytical chemistry) who, while my first hike in Montana

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Shane Arnott

I have always had an interest in the natural world and have enjoyed all types of outside activities.

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Shirley Gunter

Hi! I'm Shirley Gunter, 2nd grade teacher at Kila School, a small K-8 school southwest of Kalispell.

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Stephanie Smith

I was born in ID and grew up all over MT; from Spotted Bear to Hamilton to Bozeman.

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Todd Johnson

I went to school at the U of M in the mid 70s and lived in a log cabin out on the Blackfoot River.

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Yvonne Frick

I am a native to this beautiful Big Hole Valley. I was raised on our family ranch in Jackson.

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Anonymous

I grew up on SE Montana on a cattle ranch along the Powder River