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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
258 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

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Beaverhead-Madison-Gallatin-
258 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT
FRIDAY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6500 FEET...

* Locations: Targhee Pass, West Yellowstone, Raynolds Pass, Big
  Hole Pass, Chief Joseph Pass, and Monida Pass.

* Timing: Snow will continue to develop this morning from west to
  east. Periods of snow will continue through early Friday morning
  before tapering off. The snow may come down moderate to heavy at
  times today through tonight.

* Accumulations: Snow accumulation of 5 to 10 inches. Isolated
  higher amounts possible where heavier bands of snow develop.

* Winds: North 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Visibility: Less than a mile at times. The heaviest bands of
  snow may reduce the visibility to a half mile or less at times.

* Impacts: The snow will make travel slower and at times more
  difficult over mountain passes...especially during periods of
  heavier snow. Wet and raw conditions are expected for those with
  outdoor interests in the mountains. In addition...there may be
  an increased avalanche threat.

* 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 and potentially more
difficult conditions for outdoor enthusiasts. 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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