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
904 AM MST Mon Feb 20 2017

...Caution advised for higher-elevation travelers toward the
Montana/Idaho passes this afternoon through early Tuesday
morning...

.Caution is advised for travelers due to snow, occasionally heavy
at times, that is expected to fall mainly above 6000-ft elevation
toward the MT/ID border mountain passes. The snow may mix with,
or change to, rain at times, making for low confidence in snow
accumulations below 7000-feet elevation. Travelers are advised to
take extra precautions and take extra time when traveling through
this region this afternoon through early Tuesday morning.

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904 AM MST Mon Feb 20 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST
TUESDAY...

* Locations...Targhee Pass, West Yellowstone, Raynolds Pass, and
  Monida Pass.

* Timing...Steadier snow is expected to develop by early afternoon
  today. Snow may change to, or mix with, rain at times especially
  below 7000-ft elevation. Snow and rain may become heavy at times
  late this evening through early Tuesday morning before tapering
  to snow showers during the day Tuesday.

* Snow Accumulations...2 to 5 inches.

* Winds...Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Temperatures...In the mid 30s.

* Snow Level...6500 feet.

* Impacts...Wet snow and rain will make for extremely slick road
  surfaces at times, especially where untreated.

* Web Page: 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 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.

For specific road and travel conditions in Montana...dial 5 1 1 .

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