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Snow, cold temperatures forecasted into weekend

Expect travel difficulties in mountain passes; North Central Idaho temps to see minus digits

Grangeville's Main Street, looking east, Dec. 15.

Photo by David Rauzi
Grangeville's Main Street, looking east, Dec. 15.


Idaho Transportation Department

Cam view of White Bird Hill, Dec. 16, through the Idaho Transportation Department road camera system. View real-time road conditions online here.

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.


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