West Glacier Region Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 2:58 PM MST Dec. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning in effect until 11 am MST Wednesday...

* what... heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Travel will be very
difficult to impossible. Damage to power lines is possible.
Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches across valleys and
12-18 inches over Marias Pass expected on Monday. Additional
snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet across valleys, with higher
amounts over Marias Pass are expected on Tuesday through
Wednesday. Total snow amounts of over 4 feet expected over
Marias Pass by Wednesday.

* Where... bad Rock Canyon, Essex, Highway 83 Bigfork to Swan
Lake, Marias Pass, and Polebridge.

* When... from 5 PM this afternoon to 11 am MST Wednesday. Heaviest
period of snow is expected Tuesday morning through Tuesday night.

* Additional details... winds gusting as high as 55 mph will
cause widespread blowing and drifting snow.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe
winter weather conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep
an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. The latest Road conditions for the state you are
calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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