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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
405 AM MST Tue Feb 28 2017

...INCREASING WINDS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING WITH
AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND LOCALLY STRONG WIND
GUSTS...

.A fast moving storm system from the Gulf of Alaska will move
quickly southeast across the region late tonight through
Wednesday, bringing a period of potentially strong wind gusts to
areas along the Rocky Mountain front extending east across
portions of north central Montana. In addition to the
strengthening winds, areas of drifting and localized blowing snow
could affect travel in some areas Wednesday morning.

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Northern Rocky Mountain Front-Eastern Glacier-
Southern Rocky Mountain Front-
405 AM MST Tue Feb 28 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a High
Wind Watch, which is in effect from this evening through
Wednesday afternoon.

* Winds: West 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* Timing: Winds will increase tonight with strong winds possible
  late tonight through Wednesday.

* Visibility: Blowing and drifting snow will likely develop
  tonight as winds increase and continue through Wednesday
  morning. Drifting of snow onto roadways may pose a travel hazard
  as well as areas of locally reduced visibility in blowing snow
  late tonight through Wednesday morning.

* Impacts: Travel may be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of
58 mph or stronger, may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.

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Cascade-Central and Southern Lewis and Clark-Toole-
Eastern Pondera-Eastern Teton-Judith Basin-
405 AM MST Tue Feb 28 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a High
Wind Watch, which is in effect from late tonight through
Wednesday afternoon.

* Winds: West 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Timing: Winds will increase late tonight with period of strong
  winds possible Wednesday morning.

* Visibility: Drifting snow will likely develop late tonight as
  winds increase and continue through Wednesday morning. Drifting
  of snow onto roadways may pose a travel hazard. Localized areas
  of reduced visibility in blowing snow are also possible in
  exposed locations Wednesday morning.

* Impacts: Travel may be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of
58 mph or stronger, may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.

&&

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