Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
233 PM MST THU NOV 27 2014


MTZ001>003-043-281200-
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KOOTENAI/CABINET REGION-WEST GLACIER REGION-
FLATHEAD/MISSION VALLEYS-POTOMAC/SEELEY LAKE REGION-
233 PM MST THU NOV 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON.


* IMPACTS/TIMING: A MOISTURE PLUME WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD
  PRECIPITATION STARTING LATE FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. THIS
  MOISTURE WILL INTERACT WITH A STRONG ARCTIC FRONT PUSHING
  SOUTHWARD OUT OF CANADA. THE FRONT WILL CAUSE SNOW LEVELS TO
  DROP DRAMATICALLY. MANY VALLEY LOCATIONS WILL RECEIVE
  RAIN...WHICH WILL THEN CHANGE TO SNOW...FOLLOWED BY VERY COLD
  TEMPERATURES. STRONG EASTERLY WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED WITH THE
  ARCTIC FRONT, WHICH COULD CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING
  SNOW. AREAS EAST OF HIGHWAY 93...FROM EUREKA TO ARLEE...ARE
  ANTICIPATED TO RECEIVE THE BIGGEST IMPACT FROM THIS SYSTEM.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: VALLEYS: 3 TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE...LOCALLY UP
  TO 9 INCHES IN THE GLACIER PARK AREA. MOUNTAINS: 8 TO 16 INCHES
  POSSIBLE BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS: EAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH POSSIBLE NEAR
  THE MOUTH OF FAVORED CANYONS...SUCH AS BADROCK.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...HIGHWAY 93 EUREKA TO
  WHITEFISH...BAD ROCK CANYON...ESSEX... HIGHWAY 83 BIGFORK TO
  SWAN LAKE...MARIAS PASS...POLEBRIDGE... FLATHEAD LAKE...FLATHEAD
  VALLEY...MISSION VALLEY...POLSON... HIGHWAY 200 BONNER TO
  GREENOUGH...HIGHWAY 83 SEELEY LAKE TO CONDON

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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