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Winter Weather Advisories and Flooding Concerns For Western Montana

By Brooke Foster, Montana Today Meteorologist, bfoster@keci.com
Published On: Feb 14 2014 03:52:10 AM MST
Updated On: Feb 14 2014 02:57:00 PM MST

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY until 12 pm for the Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys. A quick burst of snow will impact the area with up to 2 inches of slushy snow.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY until 11 pm for Lolo and  Lost Trail Passes for 5 to 7 inches of snow.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY until 5 pm for Lookout Pass for 4 to 7 inches of snow.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Big Hole, Monida, Raynols, and Targhee Passes along with West Yellowstone. 2 to 4 inches of snow are possible with up to 8 inches in the higher terrain.

FLOOD ADVISORY until 10:15 am for drainage areas of southern Missoula and northern Ravalli Counties.

NOTE FROM RAVALLI COUNTY...

Due to the warm weather and melting snow, there is running water through the East and West streets in Victor. Water in some areas is up to residential basement windows and foundations. Should residents in the area need sandbags and sand they are available at the Victor Fire station. Other areas throughout Ravalli County have also been affected. Please check with your local fire department for availability of sand and sandbags. Creeks and rivers are not showing signs of increased levels at this time.

Ravalli County Office of Emergency Management
Ron Nicholas Office: 406-375-6655; Cell: 406-546-9792

Victor Volunteer Fire Department
Fire Chief Dennis Pings cell: 406-370-1662