Monday, November 4, 2013

National Weather Service Creates Recreation Forecast Website for Glacier

Great news for Glacier National Park visitors and weather buffs alike. The National Weather Service has recently rolled-out a new "Recreation Safety Forecast" website specifically for Glacier Park.

The purpose of the new website is to allow people to obtain forecasts for a specific location within the park.

Due to its varying terrain, weather can vary dramatically from one side of the Continental Divide to the other, or even from one valley to the next.

So lets say you plan to go hiking up to Swiftcurrent Pass out of Many Glacier. This new website will provide you with a 7-day forecast, hourly forecast data, and even a hazardous weather outlook, specifically for Swiftcurrent Pass. You can even get weather data for the prior 3 days if need be.

As of right now, the website provides pinpoint weather forecasts for 46 locations within Glacier National Park.

If you wish to check out the new NWS website, we've linked to the page on our weather page. Just click on the link for "Pinpoint Forecasts".

Hiking in Glacier National Park

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