Southern Clearwater Mountains

 Winter Storm Watch  Statement as of 2:55 PM MDT on October 30, 2014


... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Sunday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a Winter
Storm Watch... which is in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Sunday afternoon.

* Impacts/timing: accumulating snow will make for difficult travel
over mountain passes. High elevation valleys in southwest
Montana will also receive accumulating snow impacting travel. Timing
for the most significant snowfall accumulations is late Saturday
afternoon through early Sunday afternoon.

* Snow accumulations: 4-8 inches above 4500 feet, locally more in
the higher terrain.

* Locations impacted include... Dixie... Highway 12 Lowell to Lolo
Pass... Bannock Pass... Highway 93 Lost Trail Pass to
Gibbonsville... Essex... Highway 83 Bigfork to Swan Lake... Marias
Pass... Highway 93 Sula to Lost Trail Pass... Lolo
Pass... Butte... Georgetown Lake... MacDonald Pass... Highway 83
Seeley Lake to Condon... I-90 Drummond to deerlodge.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.





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