Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
503 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

MTZ028>042-056>058-063>068-WYZ098-099-211215-
SOUTHERN WHEATLAND-MUSSELSHELL-TREASURE-NORTHERN ROSEBUD-CUSTER-
FALLON-NORTHERN STILLWATER-YELLOWSTONE-POWDER RIVER-CARTER-
SOUTHERN BIG HORN-EASTERN CARBON-NORTHERN PARK-
NORTHERN SWEET GRASS-GOLDEN VALLEY-RED LODGE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN BIG HORN-SOUTHERN ROSEBUD-JUDITH GAP-PARADISE VALLEY-
LIVINGSTON AREA-BEARTOOTH FOOTHILLS-ABSAROKA/BEARTOOTH MOUNTAINS-
CRAZY MOUNTAINS-NORTHEAST BIGHORN MOUNTAINS-SHERIDAN FOOTHILLS-
503 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
MONTANA...SOUTH CENTRAL MONTANA...SOUTHEAST MONTANA AND NORTH
CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE LIVINGSTON...NYE
AND BIG TIMBER AREAS TONIGHT. GUSTS TO 65 MPH ARE
POSSIBLE...CAUSING DANGEROUS CROSS WINDS FOR TRAVELERS ON
I-90...AS WELL AS AREA ROADS AROUND NYE.

PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL IMPACT THE BEARTOOTH ABSAROKA
MOUNTAINS TONIGHT. A FOOT OR MORE OF SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE ALONG
WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES INCLUDING THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE
COOKE CITY BY MONDAY MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE LIVINGSTON...NYE
AND BIG TIMBER AREAS SUNDAY INTO MONDAY MORNING. GUSTS TO 65 MPH
ARE POSSIBLE...CAUSING DANGEROUS CROSS WINDS FOR TRAVELERS ON
I-90...AS WELL AS AREA ROADS AROUND NYE.

PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL IMPACT THE BEARTOOTH ABSAROKA
MOUNTAINS SUNDAY INTO MONDAY MORNING. A FOOT OR MORE OF SNOWFALL
IS POSSIBLE ALONG WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES INCLUDING THE
MOUNTAINS ABOVE COOKE CITY BY MONDAY MORNING.

A STORM SYSTEM MAY IMPACT THE REGION OVER THE CHRISTMAS
HOLIDAY...THOUGH THE TRACK AND STRENGTH OF THIS POTENTIAL SYSTEM
REMAINS UNCERTAIN. IT IS STILL TOO EARLY TO PIN POINT SNOW
AMOUNTS BUT PEOPLE PLANNING TO TRAVEL ANY TIME FROM WEDNESDAY
THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND SHOULD CHECK THE LATEST FORECAST BEFORE
SETTING OUT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

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