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  • Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    It's Coming

    WARMER, WETTER, DEEPER.
    Snow Piling Up Slowly
    we're pleased
    West Yellowstone: 11:50 PM, February 20, 2012.
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    .. Better late than never!! Went to bed with a gentle snow falling. Woke up to 5 inches of warm, soft, glorious powder. More on the way.
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    Winter Storm Warning
    Statement as of 3:47 AM MST on February 21, 2012

    ... Winter Storm Warning in effect until 5 am MST Thursday for
    elevations above 6000 feet...

    The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Winter
    Storm Warning for elevations above 6000 feet for heavy snow and
    blowing snow... which is in effect until 5 am MST Thursday.

    * Timing and main impact: widespread snow... heavy at times... will
    combine with strong winds at the higher elevations to create
    dangerous conditions in the mountains and passes of southwest
    Montana.

    * Snow accumulations: total snow accumulations of one to two feet
    are expected in the mountains. Higher southwest valleys...
    including the West Yellowstone area could see 8 to 15 inches of
    accumulation.

    * Winds and visibility: strong winds in the mountains will cause
    blowing snow with visibility reduced below one quarter of a
    mile at times.

    * Elevations: for elevations above 6000 feet.

    * Other impacts: roadways will become snow covered and slick
    causing hazardous driving conditions. Mountain recreation will
    become dangerous.

    * Locations affected include: Battle Ridge Pass... Targhee Pass...
    West Yellowstone... Raynolds Pass.

    Precautionary/preparedness actions...

    A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
    conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
    are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
    emergency. If you must... keep an extra flashlight... food... and
    water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.