Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
243 PM MST THU NOV 27 2014

MTZ009-010-014-048-280945-
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NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-EASTERN GLACIER-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LEWIS AND CLARK-
SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...
CUT BANK...FLESHER PASS...LINCOLN...MACDONALD PASS...
ROGERS PASS...CHOTEAU
243 PM MST THU NOV 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CROSS INTO NORTH
  CENTRAL MONTANA LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL DEVELOP WITH
  THIS FRONT AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES SATURDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL
  TAPER FROM NORTH TO SOUTH SATURDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE AT
  ELEVATIONS BELOW 6000 FEET. 10 TO 20 INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE
  ABOVE 6000 FEET. THE HEAVIEST RATE OF SNOWFALL SHOULD OCCUR
  FRIDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY: NORTH WINDS OF 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH
  ARE POSSIBLE AFTER THE FRONT PASSES.

* TEMPERATURES: TEMPERATURES WILL FALL FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
  TO AROUND ZERO TO 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO. WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES
  COULD DROP BELOW -20 BY SATURDAY EVENING.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: CUT BANK...CHOTEAU...FLESHER
  PASS...LINCOLN...MACDONALD PASS...ROGERS PASS...BROWNING...
  MARIAS PASS.

* NOTE: THIS WINTER STORM WATCH DOES NOT INCLUDE THE HELENA VALLEY.

* TO SEE A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THIS HAZARD PLEASE VISIT
  OUR WEB PAGE AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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