Photo by David Rauzi
Grangeville's Main Street, looking east, Dec. 15.
As of Friday, December 16, 2016
UPDATE, Dec. 16, 12:25 p.m. – Snow and cold continues, with conditions to cause issues for travelers and potential hazards for those outside for extended periods.
According to the National Weather Service Missoula office, a winter weather advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. this afternoon (Friday, Dec. 16) throughout Idaho County.
Light to moderate snow will continue, with one to three inches in lower elevations, and two to five inches for higher terrains and the White Bird Grade.
Winds may cause reduced visibility, including in mountain pass areas; watch travel along U.S. Highway 12 at Lolo Pass. Conditions are expected to continue through Saturday.
Areas of noted impact during this advisory include the Camas Prairie, Grangeville and vicinity, U.S. Highway 95 Slate Creek to Riggins, and the White Bird Grade.
Dangerous wind chills are expected through Saturday morning in many areas across North Central Idaho and western Montana. Very cold temperatures will develop across much of the Northern Rockies, with forecasts for North Central Idaho in the 5 degree to -10 degree range.