NWS Issues Winter Storm Warning & Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
549 AM MST Thu Feb 6 2020

MTZ008-070100-
/O.CON.KTFX.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-200207T1800Z/
/O.CON.KTFX.WW.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-200207T1800Z/
Beaverhead-
Including Big Hole Pass, Wisdom, Dillon, Monida Pass,
and Wise River
549 AM MST Thu Feb 6 2020

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
FRIDAY BELOW 7000 FEET...
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST FRIDAY
ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* WHAT...For the Winter Storm Warning above 7000 feet, but also
  for the Big Hole Valley, heavy snow occurring. Additional snow
  accumulations of mostly 10 to 24 inches. Winds gusting as high
  as 45 mph in the mountains. For the Winter Weather Advisory
  below 7000 feet, but also for the Monida Pass area, snow
  expected to develop this morning. Total snow accumulations of
  mostly 3 to 7 inches, except 1 to 3 inches in the Dillon area.

* WHERE...Beaverhead.

* WHEN...Until 11 AM MST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow
  could significantly reduce visibility over mountain passes. The
  hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening
  commutes. There will also be increased avalanche danger for
  backcountry recreation.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snowfall will decrease somewhat this
  afternoon, possibly allowing it to partially melt on lower
  elevation roadways, then refreeze this evening. Snowfall will
  increase again overnight, creating a greater icing hazard.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

If you must travel over mountain passes, 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.

&&

$$


Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
549 AM MST Thu Feb 6 2020

MTZ008-070100-
/O.CON.KTFX.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-200207T1800Z/
/O.CON.KTFX.WW.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-200207T1800Z/
Beaverhead-
Including Big Hole Pass, Wisdom, Dillon, Monida Pass,
and Wise River
549 AM MST Thu Feb 6 2020

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
FRIDAY BELOW 7000 FEET...
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST FRIDAY
ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* WHAT...For the Winter Storm Warning above 7000 feet, but also
  for the Big Hole Valley, heavy snow occurring. Additional snow
  accumulations of mostly 10 to 24 inches. Winds gusting as high
  as 45 mph in the mountains. For the Winter Weather Advisory
  below 7000 feet, but also for the Monida Pass area, snow
  expected to develop this morning. Total snow accumulations of
  mostly 3 to 7 inches, except 1 to 3 inches in the Dillon area.

* WHERE...Beaverhead.

* WHEN...Until 11 AM MST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow
  could significantly reduce visibility over mountain passes. The
  hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening
  commutes. There will also be increased avalanche danger for
  backcountry recreation.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snowfall will decrease somewhat this
  afternoon, possibly allowing it to partially melt on lower
  elevation roadways, then refreeze this evening. Snowfall will
  increase again overnight, creating a greater icing hazard.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

If you must travel over mountain passes, 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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