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NWS-Missoula issues Winter Weather Advisory for Orofino/Grangeville area

National Weather Service-Missoula has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Orofino/Grangeville region and Lower Hells Canyon/Salmon River region through 4 p.m. Saturday.

Areas of particular impact are Greer Grade, Camas Prairie, Grangeville and vicinity, U.S. Highway 95 Slate Creek to Riggins and White Bird Grade.

Periods of intense snowfall will exist over White Bird Grade and vicinity through Saturday afternoon. Snow covered roads and limited visibility will create hazardous travel conditions. Storm total of three to six inches over White Bird Grade, two to four inches near Grangeville and up to two inches at lower elevations is expected. Visibility of less than one quarter mile at times is also possible.

Orofino, at elevation 1,040 feet, is likely to get snow before 4 p.m. Saturday, then a chance of rain and snow. It will be mostly cloudy with a high near 37 degrees. Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch is possible. Saturday night there is a chance of rain and snow before 10 p.m., then snow is likely between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., rain and snow are likely after 4 a.m. With a low around 31 degrees, and light and variable winds new snow accumulation of one to two inches is possible.

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