In what is one of the first for 2016/2017 season, The National Weather Service has announced that parts of western Montana are now under a Winter Weather Advisory.
Not only is the winter weather advisory odd but the storm will likely affect regions of Northwestern Montana starting today and going all the way until TUESDAY!
“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!”– NWS Missoula
Find live webcam footage of GNP here: Glacier National Park Webcams
- Up to 5″ of SNOW above 7,000′
- Winter Weather Advisory: Sunday-Monday
- Higher accumulations falling in Northwest Montana
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY TO NOON MDT MONDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET…
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 5 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET.