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More Mountain Snows in the West

27 Dec 2016, 1:52 pm

Heavy snow continues in the mountains of the Western U.S. and isn’t expected to diminish any time soon. From Montana and Wyoming through to Washington and Oregon, the snow continues to accumulate. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories remain in effect for portions of the Cascades, Bitterroots and Tetons.

Some areas have seen more than a foot of snow in the highest elevations. Another 1 to 2 feet is possible in the highest mountain peaks.

(Image from IEM of snow totals reported to the National Weather Service)

Snow is expected to continue through the region into Wednesday. A cold front will bring in heavier snow tonight through the Tetons, and a trough tomorrow will keep the snows going in the Cascades. Accumulation will start to diminish throughout the region into Thursday.

Strong winds have been moving over the area as well. Gusts above 60 mph are possible, especially for the highest mountain peaks, through Thursday. High Wind Warnings continue from parts of Montana to California.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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