STORMTracker Weather

Sep 17, 2013 10:46 PM by Meteorologist Mike Rawlins

First snow of the season for Glacier National Park

Parts of Glacier National Park will receive the first snow of the 2013-2014 season on Wednesday.

A powerful storm system is moving through the Treasure State and will bring widespread rain and snow to the area.

Because the coldest air will only reside at higher elevations, accumulating snow is only expected above 6000 feet over the Northern Rockies.

The National Weather Service has issued the first Winter Weather Advisory of the season for Glacier National Park and the Rocky Mountain Front for locations above 6500 feet.

This advisory goes into effect at 6am Wednesday and expires midnight Thursday.

Winter Weather Advisory for Glacier National Park

4-6 inches of snow are likely to fall at these elevations, which will create difficult travel conditions for those going over the Continental Divide.

In addition, strong winds will create areas of blowing snow and reduced visibility.

Below 6500 feet, in places like Great Falls, only rain is expected.

Stay with STORMTracker Weather for continuous coverage of this wintry weather.

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