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Winter Weather Advisory

Statement as of 1:37 PM MST on December 21, 2014

Expires 7:00 AM EST on December 22, 2014


... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 5 am MST
Monday...

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 5 am MST
Monday.

* Impacts/timing: periods of moderate to heavy snow showers will
continue the remainder of this afternoon through the overnight
hours across area passes. Snow levels will decrease to valley
bottoms by early Monday allowing for light snow accumulations
for some lower elevations. Strong gusty winds combined with snow
showers across southwest Montana will reduce visibilities making
for tough travel at times into this evening.

* Additional snow accumulations: 2 to 4 inches at lookout and Lolo
passes with 3 to 6 inches at Lost Trail Pass. 1 to 2 inches at
MacDonald... marias and Homestake passes and across the
Georgetown Lake and Seeley Lake areas.

* 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.





Avalanche Warning

Statement as of 1:35 PM MST on December 21, 2014

Expires 8:00 AM EST on December 22, 2014


The west central Montana avalanche center has issued a
backcountry avalanche warning for the mountains of west central
Montana. For the complete backcountry avalanche warning detailing
specific time and location see www.Missoulaavalanche.Org or call
406-549-4488.

Recreationalists should use extra caution when venturing into the
backcountry until conditions improve.

This information has been transmitted by the National Weather
Service at the request of the west central Montana avalanche
center.


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