WARMER, WETTER, DEEPER.
Snow Piling Up Slowly
|West Yellowstone: 11:50 PM, February 20, 2012.|
Winter Storm WarningStatement as of 3:47 AM MST on February 21, 2012
... Winter Storm Warning in effect until 5 am MST Thursday forelevations above 6000 feet...
The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a WinterStorm Warning for elevations above 6000 feet for heavy snow andblowing snow... which is in effect until 5 am MST Thursday.
* Timing and main impact: widespread snow... heavy at times... willcombine with strong winds at the higher elevations to createdangerous conditions in the mountains and passes of southwestMontana.
* Snow accumulations: total snow accumulations of one to two feetare expected in the mountains. Higher southwest valleys...including the West Yellowstone area could see 8 to 15 inches ofaccumulation.
* Winds and visibility: strong winds in the mountains will causeblowing snow with visibility reduced below one quarter of amile at times.
* Elevations: for elevations above 6000 feet.
* Other impacts: roadways will become snow covered and slickcausing hazardous driving conditions. Mountain recreation willbecome dangerous.
* Locations affected include: Battle Ridge Pass... Targhee Pass...West Yellowstone... Raynolds Pass.
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weatherconditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snoware forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in anemergency. If you must... keep an extra flashlight... food... andwater in your vehicle in case of an emergency.