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West / East Glacier Weather Differences ... we want snow!

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West / East Glacier Weather Differences ... we want snow!


We fly out in the morning from Orlando ... very pumped!!!

I am curious about differences in the weather from the west side of the park and the east side. Our first 5 nights will be in Whitefish and then our next 3 will be at Many Glacier. We are so hoping to see some of the white stuff falling. It appears weather forecast wise the east side is approx 10 degrees cooler on average when looking at forecast maps. With the current road conditions, are there high enough elevations accessible on the west side that would be conducive for snow fall or would be better served making the haul over to the east side? Some of the major weather channel sites are showing snow chances through Tuesday for East Glacier.

Any tips for whacko Floridians looking for snow!?!


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1. Re: West / East Glacier Weather Differences ... we want snow!

Go up, and you will find snow. Perhaps not the fluffy soft stuff falling out of the sky, but most definitely the hard crusty stuff that's been around a while.

We had a cold, wintery day here in the Flathead Valley for part of today, then warm sunshine. Weather changes quickly here, and there are micro-climates throughout the region.

The weatherpeople get their predictions right about 50% of the time. You can always pick a tourist business to call from the Yellow Pages, call and ask how the weather is where they are. Normal weather resources like weather.com just can't report on all the micro-climates.

Hope you get to throw a snowball or two!

2. Re: West / East Glacier Weather Differences ... we want snow!

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