Flathead County, MT
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Weather Alerts: Flathead County, MT
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Avalanche Warning
MTC029-047-181400-

BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING
Forest Service Flathead Avalanche Center Kalispell MT
Relayed by National Weather Service Missoula MT
647 AM MST Sat Feb 17 2018

The following message is transmitted at the request of the Forest
Service Flathead Avalanche Center Kalispell MT

...The Forest Service Flathead Avalanche Center Kalispell MT has
issued a Backcountry Avalanche Warning...

* Timing...In effect now through 0700 AM MST Sunday.

* Affected Area...The Whitefish Range, Swan Range, and Glacier
Park.

* Avalanche Danger...The avalanche danger for the warning area
will rise to HIGH by this evening.

* Reason/Impacts...Heavy snowfall and strong winds will cause
large and dangerous avalanches.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Very dangerous avalanche conditions are expected to develop.
Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended. Avalanches may run
long distances into valley floors or flat terrain.

Consult http://www.flatheadavalanche.org or
https://www.avalanche.org for more detailed information.

Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the
coverage area of any Avalanche Center.

&&

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Aviation Weather Warning
MTC029-182100-

Airport Weather Warning
National Weather Service Missoula MT
556 PM MST Sat Feb 17 2018

The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued an Airport
Weather Warning for...

Glacier Park International Airport /GPI/

for the following threats...

Multiple threats of snow and wind

Currently there is a brief break in snow but another round of
moderate to heavy snow is expected to move in around 6:15pm.
Northeast winds will slowly increase over the next few hours and a
stronger surge of winds is expected to move in between 10 pm and
midnight tonight with wind gusts of 40 to 45 mph expected.
Significant reductions in visibility are expected tonight due to
blowing and drifting snow. Winds are expected to stay breezy
through the day Sunday.


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Blizzard Warning
MTZ003-190000-
/O.UPG.KMSO.WS.W.0008.000000T0000Z-180219T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KMSO.BZ.W.0002.180218T0157Z-180218T1800Z/
Flathead/Mission Valleys-
657 PM MST Sat Feb 17 2018

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will
cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting
of the snow is likely especially after 10 pm tonight.
Additional snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Flathead Lake, Flathead Valley, Mission Valley, and
Polson.

* WHEN...Until 11 AM MST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very dangerous to
impossible. Tree branches could fall. The cold wind chills as
low as 15 below zero could result in hypothermia if
precautions are not taken.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for
the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$

Winter Storm Warning
MTZ002-190000-
/O.CON.KMSO.WS.W.0008.000000T0000Z-180219T0000Z/
West Glacier Region-
657 PM MST Sat Feb 17 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow occurring. Heavy snow and blowing snow expected
this afternoon into Sunday. Total snow accumulations today
through Sunday of 12 to 18 inches are expected. Gusty winds
will cause blowing and drifting snow and poor visibility.
Blizzard conditions are likely, along with very icy conditions
this afternoon through Sunday.

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

* WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, from 11 AM this morning
to 5 PM MST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult to
impossible. Tree branches could fall. Winds gusting as high as
50 mph will cause widespread blowing and drifting snow. Wind
chills as low as 30 below zero could cause frostbite on
exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. Be prepared for
reduced visibilities.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe
winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. 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.

&&

$$

Winter Storm Warning
MTZ001-190000-
/O.CON.KMSO.WS.W.0008.000000T0000Z-180219T0000Z/
Kootenai/Cabinet Region-
657 PM MST Sat Feb 17 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow occurring. Heavy snow and blowing snow expected
this afternoon through Sunday. Total snow accumulations of 8
to 14 inches are expected. Gusty winds this evening through
Sunday morning will cause blowing and drifting snow and poor
visibility.

* WHERE...Highway 2 Kalispell to Libby, Highway 37 Eureka to
Libby, Highway 56 Bull Lake Road, and Highway 93 Eureka to
Whitefish.

* WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, from 11 AM this morning
to 5 PM MST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult to
impossible. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause areas
of blowing and drifting snow. Trees branches may fall. The
cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero could cause frostbite
on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe
winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. 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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