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 July 14

Here’s a message from Molly Shepherd… the road from Canyon to Camas has deteriorated over the last month due to heavy traffic. Several areas are heavily washboarded, especially the the Great Northern section. North of Camas is still okay but seeing the effects of traffic, too. It’s high season on the river and the road shows it.

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 July 16

Currently all of the Going-to-the-Sun Road is open for travel. The Inside North Fork Road is currently closed at Logging Creek RS and Fish Creek due to the following reasons. The Inside North Fork Road is closed between CAMAS Creek on the south end and Logging Creek on the north end due to ongoing poor road conditions. The Roads to Kintla, Bowman, and Logging Creek Ranger Station are currently open from Polebridge.

Beginning July 17, the road to Bowman Lake will be closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 3 pm for road repairs.

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

Nighttime Conditions

Posted July 16

Delphinus, the dolphin, is in good view in the east at nightfall. This tiny pattern of stars really does look like a dolphin. Look for it swimming into view in the east as darkness falls, and climbing high across the south during the night.

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 July 1 – September 30 – Open burning is now prohibited for the summer. Campfires are currently OK, but no burning of piles. 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.