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 April 22

Penny DePaul says “As of 1pm today Camas is still not open.”

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 April 27

Currently 12.5 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 1.0 miles from the St. Mary Entrance to Foot of St. Mary Lake.

The section of the road between Lake McDonald Lodge and Foot of St. Mary Lake is closed due to the weather. Hiker/Biker access on the west side is to Moose Country, approximately 3.5 miles past the vehicle closure. Dogs are not permitted on the road past the vehicle closure. This also includes on the Camas Road, Quarter Circle Bridge Road and the Bike Path.

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

Flooding

Posted April 27

NOAA’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services page shows that the chance for flooding increases as the month goes along. You can get the latest directly from NOAA’s page

Hydrologic Outlook published that begins… Significant rises in creeks and rivers possible Sunday into
Monday…. Read the full outlook here.

Nighttime Conditions

Posted April 27

Look well up in the east as darkness falls for yellow-orange Arcturus, the brightest star in the evening sky at this time of year. Well to its lower left is Corona Borealis, the northern crown, a semicircle of stars that opens to the upper left.

Aurora watch:  The current alert level for aurora’s is Moderate (3 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

From March 1 – June 30 open burning is allowed from 10:00am – 6:00pm. All fires must be completely extinguished by 6:00pm. 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.