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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
339 AM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

...A SIGNIFICANT SNOW-PRODUCING SYSTEM WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD
IMPACTS TO AREAS IN WESTERN MONTANA AND NORTH CENTRAL IDAHO
BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON...

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LOWER CLARK FORK REGION-
339 AM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
11 PM MST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS FROM PERIODS OF
HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM
MST SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING AND BECOME
  MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
  MORNING. SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR OR MORE MAY
  OCCUR AT TIMES. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT DUE TO SLICK SNOW
  COVERED ROADS...PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW...AND REDUCED VISIBILITY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: MOST OF THE SNOW WILL FALL THIS EVENING
  THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING BUT HIGH SNOWFALL RATES WILL AGAIN BE
  POSSIBLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON. 6 TO 9 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS... 10 TO
  14 INCHES IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND OVER LOOKOUT PASS. AMOUNTS
  COULD BE LOCALLY HIGHER.

* WIND CHILLS: NEGATIVE 5 TO NEGATIVE 20 SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH
  MONDAY MORNING.

* 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 STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

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WEST GLACIER REGION-FLATHEAD/MISSION VALLEYS-
339 AM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
11 AM MST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 AM MST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS
NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: LIGHT SNOW THIS MORNING IS EXPECTED TO BECOME
  MODERATE TO HEAVY BY THIS AFTERNOON AND LAST THROUGH SUNDAY. BY
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON...GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS WILL DEVELOP...WHICH
  WILL CAUSE AREAS OF LOW VISIBILITY IN BLOWING SNOW. TRAVEL WILL
  BECOME DIFFICULT DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF SLICK SNOW COVERED
  ROADS AND BLOWING SNOW. IN ADDITION... WIND CHILLS COULD BECOME
  DANGEROUSLY LOW BY MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 5 TO 8 INCHES FOR THE VALLEYS...9 TO 12
  INCHES IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND OVER MARIAS PASS BY SUNDAY
  MORNING.

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

* WIND CHILLS: 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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW IS
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL
MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

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POTOMAC/SEELEY LAKE REGION-
339 AM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
11 AM MST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS FROM PERIODS OF HEAVY
SNOW FOLLOWED BY BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM
THIS MORNING TO 11 AM MST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING AND BECOME
  MODERATE WITH RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR AT TIMES. TRAVEL
  WILL BECOME DIFFICULT DUE TO SLICK SNOW COVERED ROADS...PERIODS
  OF HEAVY SNOW...AND REDUCED VISIBILITY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 6 TO 10 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS... 8 TO 12
  INCHES IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN. AMOUNTS COULD BE LOCALLY HIGHER.
  MOST OF THE SNOW WILL FALL THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING
  BUT HIGH SNOWFALL RATES WILL AGAIN BE POSSIBLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON
  ALONG WITH GUSTY WINDS ALONG HIGHWAY 200 AND I-90.

* WIND AND WIND CHILLS: EAST AND NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH
  SUNDAY EVENING WIND CHILLS 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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW IS
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL
MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

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KOOTENAI/CABINET REGION-
339 AM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 5 PM
MST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS FROM PERIODS OF HEAVY
SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 5 PM MST
SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING AND BECOME
  MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY MORNING.
  SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR MAY OCCUR AT TIMES.
  TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT DUE TO SLICK SNOW COVERED
  ROADS...PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW...AND REDUCED VISIBILITY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS... 8 TO 12
  INCHES IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN. AMOUNTS COULD BE LOCALLY HIGHER.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...HIGHWAY 2 KALISPELL TO LIBBY...
  HIGHWAY 37 EUREKA TO LIBBY...HIGHWAY 56 BULL LAKE ROAD...
  HIGHWAY 93 EUREKA TO WHITEFISH

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

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NORTHERN CLEARWATER MOUNTAINS-SOUTHERN CLEARWATER MOUNTAINS-
BITTERROOT/SAPPHIRE MOUNTAINS-
339 AM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MST /10 AM PST/ THIS
MORNING TO 11 PM MST /10 PM PST/ SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MST
/10 AM PST/ THIS MORNING TO 11 PM MST /10 PM PST/ SUNDAY. THE
WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING AND BECOME
  MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY MORNING.
  SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES OR MORE PER HOUR MAY OCCUR AT
  TIMES. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT DUE TO SLICK SNOW COVERED
  ROADS...PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW...AND REDUCED VISIBILITY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS... 10 TO 15
  INCHES IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND OVER LOLO AND LOST TRAIL
  PASSES. AMOUNTS COULD BE LOCALLY HIGHER.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...ELK RIVER...HIGHWAY 11 PIERCE TO
  HEADQUARTERS...PIERCE...DIXIE...ELK CITY...HIGHWAY 12 LOWELL
  TO LOLO PASS...HIGHWAY 93 SULA TO LOST TRAIL PASS...LOLO PASS

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

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OROFINO/GRANGEVILLE REGION-LOWER HELLS CANYON/SALMON RIVER REGION-
339 AM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING
TO 4 PM PST SUNDAY...

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS
MORNING TO 4 PM PST SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING AND BECOME
  MODERATE WITH BRIEF PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY
  MORNING. TRAVEL COULD BECOME HAZARDOUS TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
  DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 6 INCHES FOR MOST VALLEYS IN THE CAMAS
  PRAIRIE THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING WITH THE POTENTIAL
  FOR MODERATE SNOW TO REDEVELOP EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...CAMAS PRAIRIE...GRANGEVILLE AND
  VICINITY...GREER GRADE...HIGHWAY 95 SLATE CREEK TO RIGGINS...
  WHITE BIRD GRADE

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

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BUTTE/BLACKFOOT REGION-
339 AM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 11 AM MST MONDAY...

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 11 AM MST MONDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON
  WITH MODERATE SNOW AND A BRIEF PERIOD OF HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE
  SUNDAY MORNING. ROADS WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS BY SUNDAY MORNING...
  ESPECIALLY OVER MACDONALD PASS. GUSTY EAST WINDS WILL ALSO
  DEVELOP SUNDAY AFTERNOON THAT WILL BRING THE THREAT FOR BLOWING
  SNOW ON HIGHWAY 12 AND I-90 SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: GENERALLY 3 TO 6 INCHES WITH 5 TO 9 INCHES
  IN GEORGETOWN LAKE AND OVER HOMESTAKE AND MACDONALD PASSES.

* WIND AND WIND CHILLS: EAST AND NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING WIND CHILLS 15 TO 25 DEGREES BELOW
  ZERO MONDAY MORNING.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

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MISSOULA/BITTERROOT VALLEYS-
339 AM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING
TO 11 AM MST MONDAY...

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS
MORNING TO 11 AM MST MONDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP TODAY WITH MODERATE SNOW
  BY LATE THIS EVENING. MODERATE WITH BRIEF PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW
  ARE POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT AND THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. TRAVEL COULD
  BECOME HAZARDOUS TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING DUE TO SNOW
  COVERED ROADS AND LOW VISIBILITIES. MODERATE SNOW WILL LIKELY
  REDEVELOP SUNDAY AFTERNOON ALONG WITH GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS. LOW
  VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW ARE EXPECTED BY SUNDAY EVENING WITH
  COLD WIND CHILLS BY MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: GENERALLY 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED BY
  EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE
  IN AND AROUND MISSOULA.

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

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

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WESTERN LEMHI COUNTY-EASTERN LEMHI COUNTY-
339 AM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING
TO 11 AM MST MONDAY...

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS
MORNING TO 11 AM MST MONDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW
  WILL BECOME MODERATE WITH BRIEF PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW TONIGHT
  INTO SUNDAY MORNING. TRAVEL COULD BECOME HAZARDOUS SATURDAY
  NIGHT DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS. BLOWING SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER
  GILMORE SUMMIT SUNDAY WITH COLD WIND CHILLS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 5 INCHES.

* WIND CHILLS: 10 TO 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO MONDAY MORNING.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...SHOUP...BANNOCK PASS...HIGHWAY 28
  TENDOY TO LONE PINE...HIGHWAY 93 LOST TRAIL PASS TO
  GIBBONSVILLE...LEMHI PASS...SALMON

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

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