Lake McDonald-photo courtesy GNP webcam.
Glacier is firmly in winter's grip this week! Cold doesn't bother me much due to my warm coat, but you bidpeds and some other animals may not be so lucky. If you are have to be outside, be sure you are dressed appropriately and make sure your pets have a good shelter to stay warm!
A WIND CHILL WARNING in effect tonight through Saturday for the following counties: Flathead, Sanders, Lake, Lincoln, Missoula, Mineral, Ravalli, Granite, Powell, Deer Lodge, and Silver Bow. Strong winds above 20 mph may push wind chill values between -20 and -30 degrees during nighttime hours.
With these cold conditions, frostbite and hypothermia will come quickly to people exposed outdoors. Livestock and pets should be moved inside or under shelter from the wind. If you must venture outside, make sure to cover exposed areas and keep extremities warm.
LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY until 11 am Friday from Polson along the entire eastern shore of Flathead lake; Polson to Bigfork. With windy conditions expected overnight, visibility will be reduced to less than half a mile. Six to 10 inches of snow are possible in isolated locations in the advisory area.