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 Sept. 21 – We drove to town yesterday and the few miles before the town pavement have only gotten worse with the rain. Whale Creek Road is still cloded at the Hornet intersection.

We’ve heard that the Moran bridge project has been postponed until after the fire. The plan is to divert traffic onto that little side bridge then replace the main bridge with a concrete one. We’re told that this should only take a couple of days once they start the replacement.

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 Sept. 21 – Currently 15.5 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel. Visitors can drive 2.0 miles from the West Entrance to Foot of Lake McDonald, and 13.5 miles from the St. Mary Entrance to Jackson Glacier Overlook. The section of the road between Foot of Lake McDonald and Jackson Glacier Overlook is closed due to the weather. On the west side from Foot of Lake McDonald to Logan Pass the road is closed due to fire danger. On the east side from Logan Pass to Jackson Glacier Overlook the road is closed due to winter weather conditions.

Due to the Adair Peak Fire, the Inside North Fork Road is currently closed at Polebridge South Gate and Fish Creek due to a fire.

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

Nighttime Conditions

Posted Sept. 21

The giant planet Jupiter is close to the left of the crescent Moon shortly after sunset tonight. Although it is quite low in the sky, if you have a clear horizon you should be able to spot it through the fading twilight.

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

No open burning is allowed from July 1 – Sept. 30 due to Montana’s Fire Season.  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. Also, see above about Stage II fire restrictions.