Winter Storm Watch
Expires 12:00 PM MDT on May 23, 2013
Statement as of 4:49 am MDT on May 22, 2013
... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from this evening through
Thursday morning for elevations above 6000 feet...
A Winter Storm Watch for elevations above 6000 feet remains in
effect from this evening through Thursday morning.
* Timing and main impact: rain will develop over the Rocky
Mountain front this afternoon and become moderate to heavy at
times tonight. Snow levels will gradually lower to around 6000
feet after midnight. Above 6000 feet... snow may be heavy at
times late tonight through Thursday morning.
* Snow accumulations: total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches
are possible above 6000 feet with isolated amounts near 15
inches possible above 7000 feet along the Continental Divide.
* Visibility: visibilities could be reduced to less than one
half mile at times.
* Elevations: for elevations above 6000 feet.
* Other impacts: accumulating snowfall will mainly impact areas
above the elevation of Marias Pass on Highway 2... however
reduced visibility and slush buildup on the roadway are possible
late tonight through Thursday morning. Those venturing to
elevations above 6000 feet in Glacier National Park and the bob
marchall wilderness areas should be prepared for wintry
* Locations affected include: elevations above 6000 feet in the
Glacier National Park and the bob Marshall wilderness region.
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A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.