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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
818 PM MST SUN DEC 28 2014

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0600 AM     HEAVY SNOW       22 W WISDOM             45.67N 113.90W
12/28/2014  M14.0 INCH       BEAVERHEAD         MT   PUBLIC

            14 SNOW REPORTED OVERNIGHT NEAR LOST TRAIL PASS.
            ELEVATION 7040 FT. SOCIAL MEDIA REPORT. DURATION
            ESTIMATED AT 12 HOURS.

0713 AM     HEAVY SNOW       6 WSW NEIHART           46.91N 110.85W
12/28/2014  M6.0 INCH        MEAGHER            MT   MESONET

            TOTAL 12-HOUR SNOWFALL 6.0 INCHES 4PM TO MIDNIGHT MST.
            ELEVATION 7411 FEET.

0732 AM     HEAVY SNOW       8 W NEIHART             46.93N 110.90W
12/28/2014  M7.0 INCH        MEAGHER            MT   MESONET

            MEASURED SNOWFALL 7.0 INCHES 4PM 12 27 14 TO 2 AM MST
            12 28 2014. ELEVATION 6550 FEET.

0800 AM     HEAVY SNOW       9 NNW LINCOLN           47.08N 112.73W
12/28/2014  M8.0 INCH        LEWIS AND CLARK    MT   MESONET

            SNOW ACCUMULATION SINCE 8 PM DEC 27 COPPER CAMP SNOTEL
            ELEVATION 6950 FT MSL

0900 AM     HEAVY SNOW       11 SE LINCOLN           46.84N 112.51W
12/28/2014  M7.0 INCH        LEWIS AND CLARK    MT   MESONET

            SNOW ACCUMULATION SINCE MIDNIGHT NEVADA RIDGE SNOTEL
            ELEVATION 7020 FT MSL

1000 AM     HEAVY SNOW       16 SSW JACKSON          45.17N 113.58W
12/28/2014  M10.0 INCH       BEAVERHEAD         MT   MESONET

            SNOW ACCUMULATION SINCE 3 PM DEC 27 DARKHORSE SNOTEL
            ELEVATION 8600 FT MSL

1000 AM     SNOW             8 NNE LINCOLN           47.06N 112.60W
12/28/2014  M7.0 INCH        LEWIS AND CLARK    MT   MESONET

            SNOW ACCUMULATION SINCE 6 PM DEC 27 COPPER BOTTOM
            SNOTEL ELEVATION 5200 FT MSL

1100 AM     HEAVY SNOW       14 NE BELGRADE          45.89N 110.94W
12/28/2014  M13.0 INCH       GALLATIN           MT   MESONET

            SNOW ACCUMULATION SINCE 2 AM BRACKETT CREEK SNOTEL
            ELEVATION 7320 FT MSL

1200 PM     HEAVY SNOW       8 W NEIHART             46.93N 110.90W
12/28/2014  M8.0 INCH        MEAGHER            MT   MESONET

            24 HOUR SNOW ACCUMULATION STRINGER CREEK SNOTEL
            ELEVATION 6550 FT MSL

1200 PM     HEAVY SNOW       18 W WHITE SULPHUR SPRI 46.56N 111.29W
12/28/2014  M11.0 INCH       MEAGHER            MT   MESONET

            SNOW ACCUMULATION SINCE 9 PM DEC 27 BOULDER MOUNTAIN
            SNOTEL ELEVATION 7950 FT MSL

1200 PM     HEAVY SNOW       13 ENE BELGRADE         45.87N 110.93W
12/28/2014  M12.0 INCH       GALLATIN           MT   MESONET

            SNOW ACCUMULATION SINCE 4 AM SACAJAWEA SNOTEL ELEVATION
            6550 FT MSL

0100 PM     HEAVY SNOW       6 WSW NEIHART           46.91N 110.85W
12/28/2014  M10.0 INCH       MEAGHER            MT   MESONET

            SNOW ACCUMULATION SINCE 4 PM DEC 27 ONION PARK SNOTEL
            ELEVATION 7411 FT MSL

0130 PM     HEAVY SNOW       SAND COULEE             47.40N 111.17W
12/28/2014  E10.0 INCH       CASCADE            MT   PUBLIC

            SOCIAL MEDIA REPORT OF ESTIMATED CLOSE TO A FOOT OF
            SNOW SINCE 6AM.

0300 PM     HEAVY SNOW       5 SW GREAT FALLS        47.46N 111.38W
12/28/2014  M6.5 INCH        CASCADE            MT   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

            6.5 INCHES SINCE 5AM MST AT NWS GREAT FALLS. SNOWFALL
            RATES EXCEEDED 1 INCH PER HOUR FROM 11AM TO 2PM.

0315 PM     SNOW             8 WSW FAIRFIELD         47.58N 112.15W
12/28/2014  M3.0 INCH        TETON              MT   TRAINED SPOTTER

            3.0 INCHES SNOW SINCE 8AM. BLOWING SNOW WITH VISIBILITY
            LESS THAN .25 MILE

0400 PM     SNOW             13 SSE ULM              47.26N 111.40W
12/28/2014  E5.0 INCH        CASCADE            MT   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SNOW ACCUMULATION SO FAR

0400 PM     HEAVY SNOW       20 W AUGUSTA            47.45N 112.81W
12/28/2014  M6.0 INCH        LEWIS AND CLARK    MT   MESONET

            SNOW ACCUMULATION IN THE PAST 12 HOURS WOOD CREEK
            SNOTEL ELEVATION 5960 FT MSL

0500 PM     HEAVY SNOW       5 SW GREAT FALLS        47.46N 111.38W
12/28/2014  M6.9 INCH        CASCADE            MT   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

            6.9 INCHES 12 HOURS ENDING 5PM. TEN INCH SNOW DEPTH.
            DRIFTS TO 30 INCHES.

0510 PM     SNOW             3 SSW GREAT FALLS       47.46N 111.32W
12/28/2014  M8.0 INCH        CASCADE            MT   NWS EMPLOYEE

            8 INCHES OF NEW SNOWFALL... ONE FOOT TOTAL SNOW DEPTH

0515 PM     HEAVY SNOW       5 SSE ULM               47.37N 111.48W
12/28/2014  M9.5 INCH        CASCADE            MT   TRAINED SPOTTER

            9.5 INCHES MEASURED SINCE 8AM THIS MORNING.

0630 PM     SNOW             CLANCY                  46.47N 111.99W
12/28/2014  M3.0 INCH        JEFFERSON          MT   PUBLIC

0700 PM     SNOW             2 SW HELENA             46.58N 112.05W
12/28/2014  M2.0 INCH        LEWIS AND CLARK    MT   PUBLIC

0714 PM     SNOW             9 S HEART BUTTE         48.16N 112.87W
12/28/2014  E4.0 INCH        PONDERA            MT   TRAINED SPOTTER

0722 PM     SNOW             1 NW HEART BUTTE        48.30N 112.85W
12/28/2014  M13.4 INCH       GLACIER            MT   TRAINED SPOTTER

0745 PM     SNOW             LEWISTOWN               47.06N 109.43W
12/28/2014  E5.0 INCH        FERGUS             MT   LAW ENFORCEMENT


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