A few inches of snow are possible in the high elevations around Butte later this weekend. Bad news for summer lovers, good news for fire danger.

According to the National Weather Service:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ABOVE 6000 FEET, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY TO NOON MONDAY.

  • IMPACTS/TIMING: AN EARLY SEASON STORM WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY MORNING IN SOUTHWESTERN MONTANA AND TRACK NORTH TOWARD CANADA MONDAY AFTERNOON.
  • UNUSUALLY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL PRODUCE SNOW ABOVE 6000 FEET.
  • AREAS OF CONCERN ARE MAINLY BACK COUNTRY ROADS AND RECREATIONAL AREAS ABOVE 6000 FEET SUCH AS GEORGETOWN LAKE AND SKALKAHO PASS.
  • CAMPERS, HIKERS AND HUNTERS SHOULD PLAN FOR RAW AND WINTRY BACK COUNTRY CONDITIONS IN THESE EFFECTED AREAS STARTING SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.
  • LOST TRAIL PASS COULD SEE LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS FOR BRIEF PERIODS OF TIME WITH THE HEAVIER PRECIPITATION THOUGH EXPECTED TO MELT FAIRLY QUICKLY.
  • SNOW ACCUMULATIONS:1 TO 2 INCHES AROUND 6000 FEET WITH 2 TO 5 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET.
  • LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE: HIGHWAY 93 SULA TO LOST TRAIL PASS, GEORGETOWN LAKE, MACDONALD PASS.
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