Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Potentially good news

Heading back tomorrow, friend in Butte just said ash is falling at the moment. But.....help may be on the way. Here's the weather forecast for the end of this week:

..WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING ABOVE 6000 FEET...

* Impacts/Timing: A dramatic change in the weather is on the way
  as a very cold and wet weather system drives the snow level down
  to near 6000 feet overnight Thursday into Friday morning along
  with temperatures plummeting 30 to 50 degrees colder compared 
  to Tuesday (today). Slushy snow accumulations are expected on 
  the mountainous terrain, trails and dirt roads which may 
  negatively affect recreation or travel. Additionally, the 
  transition from very cold rain to snow and the dramatic change 
  to colder weather will heighten the risk of hypothermia to those
  who are not well equipped or prepared for early winter weather 
  conditions. 

* In addition, a mix of smoke and variable visibility throughout
  the higher terrain will abruptly change to low visibility and
  widespread terrain obscurations. Again, it must be emphasized, 
  this is a HUGE change from the current warm summer recreational 
  conditions.

* Snow accumulations: 6000 to 7000 feet: 1 to 3 inches. Above 7000
  feet: 3 to 6 inches are possible...especially over the highest
  peaks.

* Locations impacted include: Highway 93 Sula to Lost Trail 
  Pass, Georgetown Lake, and MacDonald Pass

5 comments:

  1. Hoping the weather changes knock the flames out!

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  2. Even a snow forecast can be good.

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  3. I seldom think of snow in a positive way, but in this case, it is what is needed. Time to put on the thermals.

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  4. Hope it helps clear the air and dampen the fire danger.

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