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Winter Weather Alert: Which states will see snow storms today, Monday, December 4?

Cold temperatures and winter storms will be affecting communities across the country on 4 December. Check out the full list of NWS alerts.

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Around the country, cold temperatures and snow are creating dangerous conditions. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued dozens of alerts. If you live in an affected area, it is advised that you take the proper precautions to stay safe. We have compiled all of the current alerts active for Monday, 4 December, and for the full details, check out the NWS website.

What is a Winter Weather Advisory?

The following areas are under Winter Weather Advisory, which the NWS issues “for any amount of freezing rain, or when 2 to 4 inches of snow (alone or in combination with sleet and freezing rain), is expected to cause a significant inconvenience, but not serious enough to warrant a warning.” For the details, please review the information uploaded to the NWS website, which compiles and updates these alerts.

Winter Weather Advisory

COLORADO 

Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys | Active through 5 AM MST Monday.

North Park, and Grand and Summit Counties Below 9000 Feet | Active through 5 AM MST on Monday.

MAINE 

Northeast Aroostook and Northwest Aroostook Counties | Active through 7 PM EST on Monday evening.

Portions of Central Highlands, Far Eastern, Interior DownEast, NorthWoods, and Penobscot Valley Maine | Active through 7 PM EST on Monday evening.

Northeast Aroostook and Northwest Aroostook Counties | Active through 7 PM EST on Monday.

Coastal Hancock and Coastal Washington Counties | Active through 7 PM EST on Monday.

Coastal Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, and Sagadahoc Counties | Active through 1 PM EST on Monday.

Portions of southwest Maine and central New Hampshire | Active through 10 AM EST on Monday.

Northern Grafton, Southern Carroll, and Southern Grafton Counties | Active through 10 AM EST on Monday.

Interior Cumberland Highlands County | Active through 10 AM EST on Monday.

MONTANA 

Evaro Hill, Highway 93 Sula to Lost Trail Pass, Highway 200 Trout Creek to Heron, Highway 200 Thompson Falls to Plains, Lolo Pass, and I-90 Lookout Pass to Haugan | Active until 9 AM MST on Monday morning. 

Pierce, Elk River, Highway 11 Pierce to Headquarters, Elk  City, Dixie, and Highway 12 Lowell to Lolo Pass | Active through 8 AM PST on Monday morning.

Marias Pass, Highway 200 Bonner to Greenough, Polebridge, Highway 83 Seeley Lake to Condon, Essex, Highway 83 Bigfork to Swan Lake, I-90 East Missoula to Bearmouth, and Bad Rock Canyon | Active until 9 AM MST on Monday morning. 

Bitterroot/Sapphire Mountains | Active through 5 AM MST on Monday.

Lower Clark Fork Region | Active starting Sunday 11 AM through 5 AM MST on Monday.

NEW YORK 

Western Clinton County | Active through 10 AM EST on Monday.

VERMONT 

Orleans and Essex Counties | Active through 10 AM EST on Monday.

Eastern Franklin and Eastern Chittenden Counties | Active starting 1 PM on Sunday through 10 AM EST Monday.

Northern St. Lawrence and Northern Franklin Counties | Active through 10 AM EST Monday.

Portions of northern New York and central, northeast, northwest and southern Vermont | Active through 10 AM EST on Monday.

Portions of central, northeast and northwest Vermont | Active until 10 AM EST on Monday morning.

WASHINGTON

Wauconda, Deer Park, Sherman Pass, Ione, Winthrop,  Brewster, Oroville, Chewelah, Flowery Trail Road, Kettle Falls,  Highway 20 Wauconda Summit, Nespelem, Mazama, Metaline Falls, Inchelium, Newport, Tonasket, Northport, Loup Loup Pass, Tiger, Springdale-Hunters Road, Orin-Rice Road, Omak, Colville, Conconully, Chesaw Road, Republic, Okanogan, Twisp, Methow, Bridgeport, Disautel Pass, Boulder Creek Road, Metaline, and Fruitland | Active from  8 AM to 4 PM PST on Monday.

Cashmere, Chelan, Othello, Waterville, Plain, Entiat,  Ephrata, Number 2 Canyon, Wenatchee, Pangborn Airport, Mansfield,  Quincy, Moses Lake, Leavenworth, Badger Mountain Road, and Number 1 Canyon | Active from 6 AM to 1 PM PST Monday.

Source: National Weather Service

What is a Winter Storm Warning?

The more severe alert issued by the NWS is a Winter Storm Warning, which includes “heavy snow of at least 6 inches in 12 hours, or at least 8 inches in 24 hours, is expected. It can also be issued if sleet accumulation will be at least half an inch.”

Winter Storm Warning

ALASKA 

Klondike Highway, Haines Highway, and Klukwan | Active startng from noon on Monday through noon AKST on Tuesday.

COLORADO 

Elkhead and Park Mountains | Active until 5 AM MST Monday.

Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys | Active until 5 AM MST on Monday morning.

Rocky Mountain National Park and the Medicine Bow Range, and The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the Indian Peaks | Active through 5 AM MST on Monday. 

IDAHO

South Hills, Raft River Region, East and Southeastern Highlands, the Sawtooths and Stanley Basin | Active through 5 AM MST Monday.

The Sun Valley area | Active until 5 AM MST Monday.

MAINE 

Portions of Central Highlands, Far Eastern, Interior DownEast, North Woods, and Penobscot Valley Maine | Active through Until 7 PM EST on Monday evening.

Portions of south central, west central, and western Maine and northern New Hampshire | Active through 1 PM EST on Monday.

Interior Waldo, Kennebec, and Androscoggin Counties | Active through 1 PM EST on Monday.

NEW YORK 

Western Clinton County | Active through 10 AM EST on Monday.

UTAH

Wasatch Mountains I-80 North and Wasatch Mountains South of I-80 | Active through 5 AM MST on Monday.

VERMONT 

Orleans and Essex Counties | Active through 10 AM EST on Monday.

WYOMING 

Sierra Madre Range and Snowy Range. The heaviest snow is expected over the Sierra Madre Range | Active until 5 PM MST Monday.

Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains | Active through 5 AM MST Monday.

Salt River and Wyoming Ranges | Active until 5 AM MST on Monday.

Star Valley | Active through 5 AM MST on Monday.

Jackson Hole | Active through 5 AM MST on Monday.

Source: National Weather Service 

It’s important to keep yourself updated with the latest weather alerts. To get the full details, you can visit the NWS website. In most cases, these warnings will advise you to stay off the roads or take necessary precautions. For instance, make sure to give yourself extra time to reach your destination as the roads might be slippery and require you to slow down at certain points. When you’re not on the road, it’s also important to be cautious while walking on walkways, sidewalks, and paths as they can become icy and increase the risk of injuries.

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