Snow closes part of Going-To-The-Sun road

The snow in Great Falls and surrounding areas is likely little more than a distraction for most people, but in Glacier National Park, it’s forced park officials to temporarily shut down the upper reaches of the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

The historic route is now closed between Big Bend on the west side of the park and Jackson Glacier Overlook on the east side due to the recent snow accumulation, which has made the roads unsafe according to park officials.

On a side note, this will be the final weekend of 2010 to drive the entire length of the Sun Road.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect for northwest Montana until 6 p.m. on Friday as snow is piling up nicely in and around the tourist attraction.

Comment – September 19, 2010

Although these items may only be of local interest they also say a lot about “Global Warming” too.

Dense Fog Warning Issued; Record-Low Temperatures Continue
Shelby Grad – Los Angeles Times September 18, 2010

The Los Angeles area had more record-low temperatures as the National Weather Service warned of dense fog this morning.

A dense fog warning was issued for coastal areas as well as for downtown L.A. and surrounding areas. Officials said the fog could reduce visibility to a quarter-mile and that drivers should be careful.

The fog should lessen by mid-morning, according to the NWS.

The cool summer conditions continued as two cities posted records for the lowest maximum temperatures on Friday; Laguna Beach hit only 68 degrees and Oceanside hit only 64.

Laguna Beach broke a record set in 1928 while Oceanside broke a record set in 1914.