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Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 3:20 PM MST on December 19, 2014

Expires 7:00 AM EST on December 22, 2014

... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Saturday evening through
late Sunday night...

The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a Winter
Storm Watch... which is in effect from Saturday evening through
late Sunday night.

* Impacts/timing: potential for heavy wet snow to impact area
passes Saturday night through Sunday. Heavy snow followed by
rain could make mountain roads very difficult or dangerous to
travel on at times. Lookout, Lolo, and lost trail passes will
most likely be impacted, with impacts also possible at
Homestake, McDonald, and marias passes. Many higher elevation
locations such as Elk City, Dixie, and Gilmore Summit in central
Idaho, and Georgetown Lake and Seeley Lake in Montana could
receive several inches of snow also.

* Snow accumulations: lookout, Lolo, and lost trail passes will be
most impacted with potential snow accumulations 6 - 12 inches in
24 hours. Homestake, McDonald, and marias passes could
potentially have 2 - 8 inches in 24 hours.

* Locations impacted include... Dixie... Elk City... Bannock Pass...
   Highway 28 Tendoy to Lone Pine... Highway 93 Lost Trail Pass
to Gibbonsville... Lemhi Pass... bad Rock Canyon... Essex...
Highway 83 Bigfork to Swan Lake... Marias Pass... Polebridge...
Evaro hill... I-90 Lookout Pass to Haugan... Highway 93 Sula to
Lost Trail Pass... Lolo Pass... Butte... Georgetown Lake...
Highway 12 Garrison to Elliston... Homestake pass... MacDonald
Pass... Highway 83 Seeley Lake to Condon... I-90 East Missoula
to Bearmouth

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

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