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NWS issues Winter Weather Advisory

National Weather Service-Missoula has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Northern Clearwater Mountains, as well as the Orofino/Grangeville region, Lower Hells Canyon/Salmon River region through 10 p.m. Friday.

Part of the advisory is for the area above 2,000 feet where moderate snow will gradually intensify during the afternoon and persist into early Saturday morning. Road conditions will become snow covered and slick. Snow accumulations of one to three inches are expected through Saturday morning. Areas of particular impact include: Greer Grade, White Bird Grade, Camas Prairie and Grangeville and vicinity.

The portion of the advisory for the mountains is calling for two to five inches of new snow accumulation through Saturday morning. Light to moderate snow will gradually intensify Friday afternoon and last through early Saturday morning. Road conditions will remain snow covered and slick. Areas of impact include Elk River, Pierce and State Highway 11 Pierce to Headquarters.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities. Use caution while driving.


Orofino, at elevation 1,040 feet, may get a total daytime snow accumulation of one to two inches. Highs are expected to be near 35 degrees during the day. Lows around 24 are expected during the night with new snow accumulation of less than half an inch are possible. Saturday little or no snow accumulation is expected and a high near 36 degrees is forecast.


Snow showers are likely in Pierce, at elevation 3,241 feet, Friday with total daytime accumulations of two to four inches possible. Friday night, snow showers are likely with a low around 23. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch is possible. Saturday, there is a 40 percent chance of snow showers with little or no accumulation expected.

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