Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
930 PM MST SUN DEC 28 2014

...SNOW THROUGH THIS EVENING...BECOMING BLOWING SNOW AND VERY
COLD WIND CHILL TONIGHT...

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WEST GLACIER REGION-FLATHEAD/MISSION VALLEYS-
930 PM MST SUN DEC 28 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
MONDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST MONDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: NORTHEAST WINDS AREAS OF LOW VISIBILITY IN
  BLOWING SNOW THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. TRAVEL WILL BECOME VERY
  HAZARDOUS DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF SLICK SNOW COVERED ROADS
  AND BLOWING SNOW. IN ADDITION... WIND CHILL COULD BECOME
  DANGEROUSLY LOW BY MONDAY MORNING.

* WINDS: NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH...
  ESPECIALLY OVER MARIAS PASS AND THROUGH BADROCK CANYON INTO
  THE NORTHERN FLATHEAD VALLEY. PERIODS OF NEAR-WHITEOUT
  CONDITIONS.

* WIND CHILL: 15 TO 25 DEGREES BELOW ZERO BY MONDAY MORNING...
  ESPECIALLY OVER MARIAS PASS AND THROUGH BADROCK CANYON INTO
  THE NORTHERN FLATHEAD VALLEY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...BAD ROCK CANYON...ESSEX...HIGHWAY
  83 BIGFORK TO SWAN LAKE...MARIAS PASS...POLEBRIDGE...FLATHEAD
  LAKE...FLATHEAD VALLEY...MISSION VALLEY...POLSON

$$

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POTOMAC/SEELEY LAKE REGION-
930 PM MST SUN DEC 28 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
MONDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST MONDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: SNOW WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY INTENSITIES OF
  BETWEEN 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR AT TIMES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  INTO THIS AFTERNOON. TRAVEL WILL BE DANGEROUS DUE TO SLICK
  SNOW COVERED ROADS... PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW...AND REDUCED
  VISIBILITY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 4 INCHES.

* WIND AND WIND CHILL: EAST AND NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH
  THIS EVENING WITH WIND CHILL 10 TO 20 DEGREES BELOW ZERO
  MONDAY MORNING.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...HIGHWAY 200 BONNER TO GREENOUGH...
   HIGHWAY 83 SEELEY LAKE TO CONDON...I-90 EAST MISSOULA TO
  BEARMOUTH

$$

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SOUTHERN CLEARWATER MOUNTAINS-
930 PM MST SUN DEC 28 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL
10 AM PST MONDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: SNOW WILL CONTINUE MAINLY AROUND DIXIE AND ELK
  CITY THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...CREATING HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS.

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 5 INCHES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...DIXIE...ELK CITY

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

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BUTTE/BLACKFOOT REGION-
930 PM MST SUN DEC 28 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
MONDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
MONDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: SNOW WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY RATES AROUND 1
  INCH PER HOUR WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING. ROADS WILL
  BE HAZARDOUS AT TIMES... ESPECIALLY OVER MACDONALD PASS. GUSTY
  EAST WINDS WILL ALSO DEVELOP... WHICH WILL BRING THE THREAT
  FOR BLOWING SNOW ON HIGHWAY 12 AND I-90.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS IN
  GEORGETOWN LAKE AND OVER HOMESTAKE AND MACDONALD PASSES.

* WIND AND WIND CHILL: EAST AND NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH.
  WIND CHILL 15 TO 25 DEGREES BELOW ZERO MONDAY MORNING.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...BUTTE...GEORGETOWN LAKE...HIGHWAY
  12 GARRISON TO ELLISTON...HOMESTAKE PASS...MACDONALD PASS

$$

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MISSOULA/BITTERROOT VALLEYS-
930 PM MST SUN DEC 28 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
MONDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
MONDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: HEAVY SNOW COMBINED WITH LOW VISIBILITY WILL
  CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ACROSS THE MISSOULA VALLEY
  THROUGH LATE THIS AFTERNOON. BEGINNING THIS EVENING GUSTY EAST
  WIND OUT OF HELLGATE CANYON WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY DUE TO
  BLOWING SNOW ESPECIALLY IN DOWNTOWN MISSOULA. SUB ZERO WIND
  CHILL WILL BE PRESENT BY MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 6 INCHES BY THIS EVENING.

* WIND AND WIND CHILL: EAST AND NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH.
  WIND CHILL 10 TO 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO MONDAY MORNING.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...BITTERROOT VALLEY...MISSOULA

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW
AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

&&

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OROFINO/GRANGEVILLE REGION-
930 PM MST SUN DEC 28 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST
MONDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST
MONDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER WHITEBIRD GRADE
  THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS...CREATING HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS ON SNOW AND ICE COVERED ROADS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 6 INCHES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...CAMAS PRAIRIE...GRANGEVILLE AND
  VICINITY...GREER GRADE

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

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LOWER CLARK FORK REGION-
930 PM MST SUN DEC 28 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS
EVENING.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: A BAND OF HEAVY SNOW WILL EXIST BETWEEN SAINT
  REGIS AND HUSON THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING...CREATING HAZARDOUS
  ICY ROADWAYS. LOW VISIBILITY AND SOME BLOWING SNOW WILL ALSO
  CREATE DETERIORATED CONDITIONS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 4 INCHES.

* VISIBILITY: LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...EVARO HILL...HIGHWAY 200 THOMPSON
  FALLS TO PLAINS...HIGHWAY 200 TROUT CREEK TO HERON...I-90
  LOOKOUT PASS TO HAUGAN

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT SNOW AND ICE COVERED
ROADWAYS WILL ADVERSELY IMPACT AREA TRAVEL. LOW VISIBILITY AND
BLOWING SNOW WILL ALSO IMPACT TRAVEL AS WELL.

&&

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