Weather, road, and more

North Fork weather

Anyone who has lived on the North Fork knows that the weather changes a great deal depending on where you are on the road. If you type in 59928 on the weather site, then you end up with Polebridge weather only. NOAA to the rescue. The links below take you to that part of the road of interest to you. Now you can better calculate where you’re probably going to need to chain up.
How do you get weather forecasts for different parts of the road? See our FAQ.

Trail Creek / Ford Station / Community Hall / Polebridge / Camas Turnoff 

This is also a very cool NOAA page that gives detailed weather for 48 hours in graph from. For more information about our local weather, check it out over on the right.

Road conditions

Travel on the lower road or go through the park? How far up has the snow plow or grader gotten? Has everyone heard about the snow slide on the lower road? Questions we’ve all asked at one time or another. Check here for any information we might have heard about the North Fork road. Send information if you have up-to-the-minute information. We’ll get it posted for everyone else.

North Fork Road – Posted Apr. 17

Here’s a note from Randy Kenyon… The Camas Road is open. Yeah!

If anyone has any more up-to-the-minute information, please let us know.

You might also be interested in the North Fork Flathead Road Corridor Study’s final report.

Glacier Park Roads

Posted Apr. 17

Currently 17.0 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel. Visitors can drive 11.5 miles from the West Entrance to Lake McDonald Lodge, and 5.5 miles from the St. Mary Entrance to Rising Sun.

The section of the road between Lake McDonald Lodge and Rising Sun is closed due to plowing. Due to the start of plowing operations, a hiker/biker closure sign is located on the west side at Avalanche, 6 miles past the vehicle closure. On the east side the hiker biker closure is at Dead Horse Point, 2 miles past the vehicle closure. There is no access past these points while the road crew is working.

The Camas Road is open. The Inside North Fork Road is currently closed at Polebridge RS Main Gate and Fish Creek. The Quarter Circle Bridge Road is closed.

Flooding

Posted Apr. 17

Tap on the image to go to the NOAA page for more information.

Nighttime Conditions

Posted Apr. 17

The golden tresses of Queen Berenice adorn the sky on spring evenings — a spray of stars visible through binoculars high in the east at nightfall. If you look deep into the constellation, you will see thousands of galaxies that form the Coma Cluster.

Aurora watch:  The current alert level for aurora’s is Low (2 out of 10).  Check out this site from the Geophysical Institute that gives frequent updates to the predictions for North America. 

Got burnpile? Who doesn’t

Spring open burning begins on Friday, March 1, 2019. Inside the impact zone burning is allowed from 10am-6pm. Outside of the impact zone burning is allowed. The impact zone generally consists of the valley floor and all elevations below 4000. Tap here to get a pdf of the Flathead Valley Impact Zone. The North Fork appears to be outside of the impact zone, however.

For more information see www.firesafekalispell.com.  Burning manmade material is prohibited at all times. For more information, see the county’s burning restrictions website.