Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
233 PM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...WINTER WEATHER RETURNS TO PARTS OF SOUTHWEST MONTANA...

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233 PM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM THURSDAY TO 6 AM
MDT FRIDAY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6500 FEET...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory For elevations above 6500 feet for snow, which
is in effect from 4 AM Thursday to 6 AM MDT Friday. the Winter
Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

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

* Timing: Snow will develop by early Thursday 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 on Thursday.

* 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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MARTIN


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