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Avalanche Warning

Avalanche Warning issued March 2 at 7:24AM MST by NWS Missoula MT

AVWMSO The following message is transmitted at the request of Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center Sandpoint ID. ...AVALANCHE WARNING ISSUED BY THE IDAHO PANHANDLE AVALANCHE CENTER... 07:00 PST Sat Mar 02 2024 The Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center in Sandpoint has issued a BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING for the following areas: NWS Missoula MT - MT 053 (Lincoln County)...MTC 089 (Sanders County) NWS Spokane WA - ID 017 (Bonner County)...ID 021 (Boundary County) * WHAT...The avalanche danger for the warning area will remain HIGH on Saturday March 2nd. * WHERE...Elevations above 5,000' in the Selkirk Range, Purcell Range and Cabinet Mountains of Northern Idaho and Western Montana. * WHEN...In effect from Sat 07:00 PST to Sun 07:00 PST. * IMPACTS...Heavy snowfall combined with strong winds have created widespread areas of unstable snow in the backcountry at upper elevations. Naturally triggered avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches are very likely. * PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended. Consult http://www.idahopanhandleavalanche.org/ or www.avalanche.org for more detailed information. Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the coverage area of this or any avalanche center.

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Area
Lincoln, MT; Sanders, MT

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 2 at 2:31AM MST until March 3 at 4:00AM MST by NWS Great Falls MT

* WHAT...Snow expected with areas of blowing snow. Total snow accumulations between 2 and 4 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE...Big Belt, Bridger and Castle Mountains. * WHEN...From 11 AM this morning to 4 AM MST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Roads, and especially bridges and overpasses, will likely become slick and hazardous. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

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Area
Big Belt, Bridger and Castle Mountains

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 2 at 2:31AM MST until March 3 at 4:00AM MST by NWS Great Falls MT

* WHAT...Snow expected with areas of blowing snow. Total snow accumulations between 2 and 4 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE...Little Belt and Highwood Mountains. * WHEN...From 11 AM this morning to 4 AM MST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Roads, and especially bridges and overpasses, will likely become slick and hazardous. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

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Area
Little Belt and Highwood Mountains

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued March 2 at 2:31AM MST until March 3 at 4:00AM MST by NWS Great Falls MT

* WHAT...Heavy snow with areas of blowing snow. Additional snow accumulations between 6 and 9 inches in the West Yellowstone area and in adjacent mountains, but 4 to 6 inches elsewhere. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph. * WHERE...Gallatin and Madison County Mountains and Centennial Mountains. * WHEN...Until 4 AM MST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Roads, and especially bridges and overpasses, will likely become slick and hazardous. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

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Area
Gallatin and Madison County Mountains and Centennial Mountains

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 2 at 2:31AM MST until March 3 at 4:00AM MST by NWS Great Falls MT

* WHAT...Snow expected with areas of blowing snow. Total snow accumulations 1 to 3 inches. Isolated higher amounts in the Turner area. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. * WHERE...Bears Paw Mountains and Southern Blaine County, and Northern Blaine County. * WHEN...From 5 PM this afternoon to 4 AM MST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Roads, and especially bridges and overpasses, will likely become slick and hazardous. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

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Area
Northern Blaine County; Bears Paw Mountains and Southern Blaine

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 2 at 2:31AM MST until March 3 at 4:00AM MST by NWS Great Falls MT

* WHAT...Snow expected with areas of blowing snow. Total snow accumulations between 1 and 3 inches at lower elevations, but 3 to 6 inches in the mountains. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE...The Continental Divide along the Rocky Mountain Front, and Northern High Plains. * WHEN...From 9 AM this morning to 4 AM MST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Roads, and especially bridges and overpasses, will likely become slick and hazardous. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

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Area
East Glacier Park Region; Northern High Plains; Southern Rocky Mountain Front

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued March 2 at 2:25AM MST until March 3 at 6:00PM MST by NWS Glasgow MT

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph. * WHERE...Daniels, Sheridan and Northern Valley Counties. * WHEN...From 5 PM this afternoon to 6 PM MST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

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Area
Daniels; Sheridan; Northern Valley

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 2 at 2:25AM MST until March 3 at 6:00PM MST by NWS Glasgow MT

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph. * WHERE...Portions of northeast Montana. * WHEN...From 5 PM this afternoon to 6 PM MST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

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Area
Central and Southeast Phillips; Central and Southern Valley; Western Roosevelt; Richland; Northern Phillips; Southwest Phillips; Eastern Roosevelt

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 2 at 1:57AM MST until March 2 at 5:00PM MST by NWS Billings MT

* WHAT...Snow occurring. Additional snow accumulations up to 6 inches. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph. * WHERE...In Montana, Pryor/Northern Bighorn Mountains. In Wyoming, Northeast Bighorn Mountains. * WHEN...Until 5 PM MST this afternoon. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible along Highway 14. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Recreation in the high country will be difficult to dangerous at times.

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Area
Pryor/Northern Bighorn Mountains; Northeast Bighorn Mountains

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued March 2 at 1:57AM MST until March 2 at 6:00PM MST by NWS Billings MT

* WHAT...Periods of heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations up to a foot. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph producing blowing and drifting snow. * WHERE...Absaroka/Beartooth Mountains. * WHEN...Until 6 PM MST this evening. * IMPACTS...Recreation in the high country will be difficult to dangerous at times due to periods of heavy snow and blowing snow. If you go to the high country be sure to let someone know your plans in case you become stranded. Avalanche danger will increase.

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Area
Absaroka/Beartooth Mountains

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 1 at 1:52PM MST until March 2 at 5:00PM MST by NWS Missoula MT

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations 1 to 3 inches. Expect gusty winds up to 25 mph from stronger showers. * WHERE...Highway 93 Eureka to Whitefish, Highway 2 Kalispell to Libby, Highway 37 Eureka to Libby, and Highway 56 Bull Lake Road. * WHEN...From 5 AM to 5 PM MST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be affected.

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Area
Kootenai/Cabinet Region

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 1 at 1:52PM MST until March 2 at 5:00PM MST by NWS Missoula MT

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations up to 2 inches valleys and 4 to 6 inches at Lookout Pass. Expect gusty winds up to 25 mph from stronger showers. * WHERE...Highway 200 Trout Creek to Heron, I-90 Lookout Pass to Haugan, Highway 200 Thompson Falls to Plains, and Evaro Hill. * WHEN...From 5 AM to 5 PM MST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be affected.

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Area
Lower Clark Fork Region

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 1 at 1:52PM MST until March 3 at 5:00AM MST by NWS Missoula MT

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations between 3 and 5 inches. Expect gusty winds from stronger showers. * WHERE...Highway 83 Seeley Lake to Condon, Highway 200 Bonner to Greenough, and I-90 East Missoula to Bearmouth. * WHEN...From 9 AM Saturday to 5 AM MST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be affected.

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Area
Potomac/Seeley Lake Region

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 1 at 1:52PM MST until March 3 at 5:00AM MST by NWS Missoula MT

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations 1 to 3 inches valleys and 4 to 6 inches Marias Pass. Expect gusty winds up to 35 mph from stronger showers. * WHERE...Bad Rock Canyon, Polebridge, Marias Pass, Essex, and Highway 83 Bigfork to Swan Lake. * WHEN...From 9 AM Saturday to 5 AM MST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be affected.

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Area
West Glacier Region

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 1 at 1:52PM MST until March 3 at 5:00AM MST by NWS Missoula MT

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations between 2 and 4 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph from stronger showers. * WHERE...Lolo Pass and Highway 93 Sula to Lost Trail Pass. * WHEN...From 9 AM Saturday to 5 AM MST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be affected.

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Area
Bitterroot/Sapphire Mountains

Avalanche Warning

Avalanche Warning issued March 1 at 8:54AM MST by NWS Missoula MT

AVWMSO The following message is transmitted at the request of Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center Sandpoint ID. ...AVALANCHE WARNING ISSUED BY THE IDAHO PANHANDLE AVALANCHE CENTER... 09:00 PST Fri Mar 01 2024 The Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center in Sandpoint has issued a BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING for the following areas: NWS Missoula MT - MT 053 (Lincoln County)...MTC 089 (Sanders County) NWS Spokane WA - ID 017 (Bonner County)...ID 021 (Boundary County) * WHAT...The avalanche danger for the warning area will remain HIGH on Friday March 1st. * WHERE...Elevations above 5,000' in the Selkirk Range, Purcell Range and Cabinet Mountains of Northern Idaho and Western Montana. * WHEN...In effect from Fri 09:00 PST to Sat 07:00 PST. * IMPACTS...Heavy snowfall combined with strong winds have created widespread areas of unstable snow in the backcountry at upper elevations. Naturally triggered avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches are very likely. * PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended. Consult http://www.idahopanhandleavalanche.org/ or www.avalanche.org for more detailed information. Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the coverage area of this or any avalanche center.

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Area
Lincoln, MT; Sanders, MT
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