NOAA Issues “Winter Weather Advisory” for Montana & Idaho This Weekend | Up to 5″ of Snow Forecast

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Montana ski resorts might be looking a lot like this this weekend….

NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the mountains of Montana & Idaho this weekend…

They’re calling for up to 5″ of snow Sunday – Monday.

"1 TO 2 INCHES AROUND 6000 FEET WITH 2 TO 5INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET." - NOAA, today

A Winter Weather Advisory issued and it’s only the 2nd day of September!

NOAA is calling for snow above 6,000-feet this Labor Day Weekend.  Snow is forecast through Monday.

image: noaa, today
image: noaa, today

“Make sure to pack the cold weather camping gear for your holiday weekend! We’re expecting SNOW in the mountains above 6,000 feet starting Sunday afternoon and continuing through Monday morning. In fact, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the areas highlighted by purple in the images below beginning at noon on Sunday and continuing through noon Monday!” – NOAA Missoula, MT today

PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory. image: noaa, today
PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory. image: noaa, today

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for MONTANA & IDAHO:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ABOVE 6000 FEET...

WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY TO NOON MDT MONDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING:

AN EARLY SEASON STORM WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY MORNING IN SOUTHWESTERN MONTANA AND TRACK NORTH TOWARD CANADA MONDAY AFTERNOON. UNUSUALLY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL PRODUCE SNOW ABOVE 6000 FEET. AREAS OF CONCERN ARE MAINLY BACKCOUNTRY ROADS AND RECREATIONAL AREAS ABOVE 6000 FEET…SUCH AS GEORGETOWN LAKE AND SKALKAHO PASS. CAMPERS…HIKERS…AND HUNTERS SHOULD PLAN FOR RAW AND WINTRY BACKCOUNTRY CONDITIONS IN THESE EFFECTED AREAS STARTING SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING. LOST TRAIL PASS COULD SEE LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS FOR BRIEF PERIODS OF TIME WITH THE HEAVIER PRECIPITATION…THOUGH EXPECTED TO MELT FAIRLY QUICKLY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS:

1 TO 2 INCHES AROUND 6000 FEET WITH 2 TO 5INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

HIGHWAY 93 SULA TO LOST TRAIL PASS…GEORGETOWN LAKE…MACDONALD PASS

– NOAA, today


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