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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:10 pm

Here we go again!! 8)

Looks like a repeat of last weekend, maybe with more snow in the Flathead area this time.
Ha! and I have to drive in to work tonight to work at one of the joints through the early morning hours until about 0900 Friday AM.
I guess that's why they pay me the "big bucks" 8) /sarc


pete :wink:


Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Missoula MT
1119 AM MST Thu Feb 7 2019

MTZ003-081830-
/O.NEW.KMSO.WW.Y.0016.190208T0600Z-190209T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KMSO.WS.A.0002.190209T0000Z-190209T2100Z/
Flathead/Mission Valleys-
1119 AM MST Thu Feb 7 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
5 PM MST FRIDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Snow expected tonight. Total snow accumulations of 3 to
5 inches expected tonight through Friday afternoon.

Blowing snow, potentially damaging winds, dangerous wind chills
possible Friday evening through Saturday. Travel conditions will
become potentially hazardous Friday evening through Saturday
afternoon. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Winds
could gust as high as 50 mph.

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


* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 11 PM this
evening to 5 PM MST Friday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from
Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Patchy
blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The
dangerously cold wind chills as low as 35 below zero could
cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads
and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$


Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Missoula MT
1119 AM MST Thu Feb 7 2019

MTZ003-081830-
/O.NEW.KMSO.WW.Y.0016.190208T0600Z-190209T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KMSO.WS.A.0002.190209T0000Z-190209T2100Z/
Flathead/Mission Valleys-
1119 AM MST Thu Feb 7 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
5 PM MST FRIDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Snow expected tonight. Total snow accumulations of 3 to
5 inches expected tonight through Friday afternoon.

Blowing snow, potentially damaging winds, dangerous wind chills
possible Friday evening through Saturday. Travel conditions will
become potentially hazardous Friday evening through Saturday
afternoon. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Winds
could gust as high as 50 mph.

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

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 11 PM this
evening to 5 PM MST Friday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from
Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Patchy
blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The
dangerously cold wind chills as low as 35 below zero could
cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads
and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$

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Re: Current weather?

Postby Jay w » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:30 pm

We finally have snow! :D :) :shock:

I did a little training race on Wed, and we actually did half the race on natural snow. Really...Felt strange. We got 6" or snow today. Commute seemed fine, but I'm driving side roads.

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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:09 am

I thought maybe I could get out later today.
Looking at the latest "discussion" from the NWS, I'm not so sure now 8)
Maybe after lunch I can get out if the wind dies down.
It's pretty cold here at my place and a light wind is still blowing.

Barometer is falling too. Dropped .21 inches in the last 12 hours
29.98 to 29.77 now at 6 AM


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National Weather Service Missoula MT
409 AM MST Sun Feb 10 2019

...PROLONGED WIDESPREAD LIGHT SNOW ACROSS THE NORTHERN ROCKIES
THROUGHOUT THE NEXT WEEK...

.DISCUSSION...

Very cold wind chill will continue to be present this morning
across northwest Montana and near the Continental Divide. Wind
chill as cold as 40 below zero is possible across the Glacier
Park region this morning. Conditions will improve by midday today
as east winds dissipate.
Meanwhile, a weak surge of moisture
moving from the southwest over the very cold air already in-place
across the Northern Rockies will create widespread light snow
today. This relatively warm, moist air moving over a very cold
airmass is something we refer to as overrunning (and we are
expecting a lot of this type of snowfall today and through the
coming week). Anticipate 3 to 6 inches of snowfall mainly across
north central Idaho and over the Bitterroot Valley in Montana
through this evening. The snowfall will create hazardous winter
driving conditions. The cold temperatures will be slowly moderated
by the snowfall.

Tonight, moisture will spread northward over all of western
Montana, however north central Idaho will continue to receive
accumulating snowfall as well. Another round of snowfall ranging
from a trace to 6 inches will occur, creating and furthering
hazardous winter driving conditions. There does not appear to be
much of a break for north central Idaho snow accumulations all the
way through Monday afternoon. Snow will be a bit lighter and more
episodic over western Montana on Monday. Clouds and snowfall will
further modify the cold air.

A period of prolonged moderate to heavy snowfall is still on
track for the Monday night into Wednesday time frame. Current
forecast model solutions bring the most significant snow amounts
through the Idaho panhandle and into northwest Montana. Widespread
travel impacts are anticipated during this period.


A brief break in precipitation is expected on Thursday as a
shortwave ridge of high pressure builds over the region. The next
weather system will arrive Friday, ushering in a more active
pattern going in to the weekend.

&&
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Re: Current weather?

Postby tibber » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:48 am

I saw that they closed Big Mountain yesterday too. Looks brutally cold, even for the west side.
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Re: Current weather?

Postby daveparker » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:53 pm

tibber wrote:I saw that they closed Big Mountain yesterday too. Looks brutally cold, even for the west side.


It has been real cold for a few days now, has started warming today, up to about 15 right now, but snow expected the next few days, for as light as things were in Nov, Dec and Jan, it is making up for it now!

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Re: Current weather?

Postby PeteE » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:36 pm

daveparker wrote:
tibber wrote:I saw that they closed Big Mountain yesterday too. Looks brutally cold, even for the west side.


It has been real cold for a few days now, has started warming today, up to about 15 right now, but snow expected the next few days, for as light as things were in Nov, Dec and Jan, it is making up for it now!

:shock:


It was 2F yesterday when I went to the golf course to ski. As soon as I got there snow started coming down pretty hard....more than an inch in the hour or so I was there.
Today was nice. A balmy 17F at 1:30PM. 8)
Now 18F at 4:30PM.
And as Dave said, more snow is apparently on the way.


Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Missoula MT
1108 AM MST Mon Feb 11 2019

MTZ003-121815-
/O.EXP.KMSO.WW.Y.0018.000000T0000Z-190211T1800Z/
/O.UPG.KMSO.WS.A.0003.190212T0000Z-190214T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KMSO.WS.W.0006.190212T0900Z-190212T2000Z/
Flathead/Mission Valleys-
1108 AM MST Mon Feb 11 2019

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 1 PM MST TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8
inches expected north of Flathead Lake.
..otherwise 3 to 5 inches.

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

* WHEN...From 2 AM to 1 PM MST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for 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.
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