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Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
1231 PM MDT THU SEP 25 2014

TO ALL WFOS SURROUNDING WFO TFX
FM WFO TFX

WFO TFX HAS ISSUED A HEADS-UP EMAIL TO OUR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
COMMUNITY AND OTHER PARTNERS.

EMAIL TOPIC...COOL AND WET WEEKEND AHEAD

...REASONING IN EMAIL...

A BROAD SLOW MOVING WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING COOLER TEMPERATURES
AND WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN INTO NORTH CENTRAL AND
SOUTHWEST MONTANA THIS WEEKEND.

* TIMING OF RAIN (HIGH CONFIDENCE):

RAIN SHOWERS WILL BEGIN OVER SOUTHWEST MONTANA FRIDAY
NIGHT, THEN SPREAD INTO NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA. RAIN SHOWERS WILL
TRANSFORM INTO WIDESPREAD STEADY RAIN ON SATURDAY. RAIN SHOWERS WILL
CONTINUE ON SUNDAY.

* RAINFALL AMOUNTS AND LOCATIONS (LOW TO MODERATE CONFIDENCE):

STORM TOTAL RAINFALL OF UP TO THREE INCHES
MAY OCCUR AT SOME LOCATIONS IN THE FORECAST AREA. RAIN AMOUNTS OF
ONE INCH OR HIGHER ARE MOST LIKELY ALONG A LINE FROM SOUTHWEST
MONTANA, EXTENDING NORTHEAST THROUGH THE LITTLE BELT MOUNTAINS AND
FURTHER INTO HILL, BLAINE AND FERGUS COUNTIES.

* TEMPERATURES:

DAYTIME TEMPERATURES WILL DROP INTO THE 50S AT LOWER ELEVATIONS ON
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, WITH 40S IN THE MOUNTAINS. AT NIGHT,
TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S AT LOWER
ELEVATIONS, AND NEAR 30 IN THE MOUNTAINS WHERE RAIN COULD MIX WITH
SNOW ABOVE 7500 FEET.

* IMPACTS:

EXPECT PONDING OF WATER IN LOW LYING OR POORLY DRAINED AREAS.
RISES IN WATER LEVELS SHOULD BE EXPECTED ON SMALL STREAMS AND
CREEKS. WIDESPREAD FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME, BUT
MUST BE MONITORED SHOULD OBSERVED PRECIPTATION AMOUNTS INCREASE.

PLEASE CALL IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, AND CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE FORECAST FOR UPDATES.


IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS...DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL OR
CHAT US.



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