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NWS-Missoula issues Winter Weather Advisory, Storm Watch

National Weather Service-Missoula has issued a Winter Weather Advisory followed by a Winter Storm Watch for Clearwater County from Sunday afternoon through Wednesday.

Timing for the Winter Weather Advisory is until 10 a.m. Pacific Time Monday with the Winter Storm Watch, from Monday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.

Upper country:

Additional snow accumulations of four to seven inches by Monday morning. Heavy snow is possible Monday night through Wednesday. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 15 inches is possible.

Locations of particular concern are: Elk River, Idaho Highway 11 Pierce to Headquarters, Pierce, Dixie, Elk City, and U.S. Highway 12 Lowell to Lolo Pass.

Pierce, elevation 3,085 feet

Snow is forecast Sunday afternoon with accumulation of one to three inches possible. Sunday night another three to five inches of accumulation is possible with wind chill as low as -2 degrees. Monday, chance of precipitation is 90 percent with new snow accumulation of three to five inches possible.

Monday night, another three to five inches of new snow accumulation is possible with wind gusts as high as 21 mile per hour. Tuesday, snow is likely with new accumulation of one three inches possible. Snow is likely to continue Tuesday night with two to four inches possible. Wednesday, snow is likely with new accumulation of two to four inches possible.

Lower elevations

Snow, with blowing snow developing overnight is forecast for particularly Greer Grade, Camas Prairie, Grangeville and vicinity. Additional snow accumulations of three to five inches are possible. The main area of blowing snow will be between Grangeville and White Bird Hill Sunday night. Heavy snow and blowing snow is possible Monday night through Wednesday. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches is possible.

Orofino at elevation 1,040 feet

One to two inches of new snow accumulation is possible Sunday afternoon with another one to three inches of new accumulation overnight. Monday, new snow accumulation of two to four inches is possible.

Monday night, snow is forecast before 10 p.m., then rain, possibly mixed with snow New snow accumulation of two to four inches is possible. Tuesday, there is a chance of rain and snow before 10 a.m., then a chance of rain. The snow level is forecast at 1,500 feet with a high near 39 degrees. Little or no snow accumulation is expected. Tuesday night, there is a chance of rain before 10 p.m. and then rain and snow likely with the snow level at 1,400 feet New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible. Wednesday, snow is likely, possibly mixed with rain. Snow level will be at 1,200 feet. New snow accumulation of around an inch is possible.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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