I attended a nice lecture this evening, sponsored by the Glacier Country Avalanche Center, about weather patterns and their influence on our snowpack formation. I learned a lot of interesting things, such as why radar forecasts are useless around here winter*, but Stan Bones left us with the most vital thing to remember about winter travel.
You are responsible for you. Be safe.
* Point Six is the only radar station in western Montana. It sits at 8600′. Older radar technology can only send and receive sound waves to within 2 degrees above horizontal. Thus, the Point Six radar (which is ~100 miles away) almost always shoots over our low lying winter clouds.