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PHOTOS: Heavy Snow Whitens the Northern Rockies

By Samantha-Rae Tuthill, Staff Writer
September 26, 2013; 10:55 AM

More than a foot of snow has fallen over some of the higher elevations of the northern Rockies as of Friday morning, while a storm system pushes inland in the West. Silver Bow County, Mont., received 18 inches of snow. Lemhi County, Idaho, received 15.4 inches.

Tuesday night into Wednesday, there was enough cold air aloft to unleash snow in parts of the Pacific Northwest. In Washington state, a few inches accumulated at 4,000 feet in the mountains. In Oregon, the measurable accumulation started at 5,000 feet.

Additional snow was captured Wednesday afternoon by traffic cameras along highways in northwestern Wyoming.

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Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories have been in effect for areas in the northern Rockies including portions of Idaho, Montana, northeastern Nevada and northwestern Wyoming.

Fourteen inches of snow was measured at a SNOTEL station at Albro Lake, Mont., located at an elevation of 8,300 feet.

Meanwhile, the storm also stirred high winds with gusts up to 60 mph across portions of Montana.

A Wyoming Department of Transportation webcam captured this photo along US 26/287 Wind River Lake.

A National Parks Service webcam pointing west from the Jackson Visitor Center shows snow lining the roads on Mount Rainier in Washington.

Snow dusts the Jackson Visitor Center at Paradise in Washington state. Webcam photo by the National Park Service.


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