Alerts & Notices



Please note that Missoula is the reporting weather station.

Current weather conditions from the National Weather Service are updated continually. Weather information is derived from National Weather Service data. Please see our weather disclaimer.

Montana webcam listings from the Montana Department of Transportation


Don't be delayed on the road! Check road reports for Montana.

Montana Road Report
Provided by the Montana Transportation Department

Montana Department of Transportation Road Conditions Webcams
View webcams at various locations on roads and passes around Montana.

For Road closures and restrictions, see the Closures and Restrictions section in the right column.


Message from Forest Supervisor Chris Savage - 09/09/2017

2017 Fire Information

See the Kootenai National Forest homepage for the latest fire information.

National Morning Fire Report
Daily report on the current wildfire situation in the United States

Fire Weather Forecasts
Fire weather forecasts from the National Weather Service (weather forecasts that empasize conditions of possible fire danger)

Winter Conditions

Montana Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Snow Survey
Access the Montana Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program


The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) installs, operates, and maintains an extensive, automated system to collect snowpack and related climatic data in the Western United States called SNOTEL (for SNOwpack TELemetry). The following survey sites are located in Lincoln County, MT.

  • Banfield Mountain
  • Garver Creek
  • Hawkins Lake
  • Poorman Creek
  • Stahl Peak

You can select these locations from the SNOTEL Data & Analysis webpage.

Flathead Avalanche Center 



Streamflow Conditions on Kootenai River at Libby Dam
Historical data and updated graphs of river flow

Streamflow Conditions on the Fisher River
Historical data and updated graphs of river flow

Streamflow Conditions on the Lower Clark Fork near Plains, MT
Historical data and updated graphs of river flow


  • Canoe Gulch Area Road Closure
  • Cedar Lakes Area & Trail Closure
  • Peregrine Falcon Activity Area Termination Order
  • Sylvan Lake Campground Closure Order
  • Pipe Cr/S. Fork Yaak Road Restriction
  • Restriction of Use in the Big Creek Natural Research Area
  • Big Creek Campground Road Closure
  • Boulder Creek Road Emergency Closure

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  • Critical NFSR 6205B Closure

Public Notices

Weed Free Hay

The Forest Service requires all hay, straw, or mulch used on National Forest System lands in Montana and Idaho to be certified as noxious weed-free.  This requirement will affect persons who use pack and saddle stock, outfitters, ranchers with grazing permits, ski areas and certain contractors.