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 Nov. 7 – Here is a report from Tom H… Came up last night, the grader had made it to Deep Creek, after that it’s about a foot of snow but packed tracks in the middle, not too bad.

If anyone has any more 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 Nov. 18 – Currently 16.5 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.
Visitors can drive 15.5 miles from the West Entrance to Avalanche, and 1.0 miles from the St. Mary Entrance to Foot of St. Mary Lake. The section of the road between Avalanche and Foot of St. Mary Lake is closed due to the weather.

The Inside North Fork Road is currently closed at Polebridge South Gate and Fish Creek due to the weather.

Get all of the information about Glacier Park roads from here.

Nighttime Conditions

Posted Nov. 18

The constellation Triangulum suffers from a lack of imagination. As the name suggests, it consists of three main stars that form a triangle — an accurate if dull description for one of the smallest constellations. It is well up in the east at nightfall

Aurora watch:  The current alert level for aurora’s is Active (4 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

Open burn season in the Fall is from October 1 to November 30. Fall is a great time to trim trees, clean up your yard, improve defensible or survivable space around your home, and prepare for NEXT wildfire season in Montana! 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.