Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
305 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

MTZ010>014-044>047-049>051-054-282115-
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EASTERN GLACIER-HILL-CASCADE-CHOUTEAU-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LEWIS AND CLARK-TOOLE-LIBERTY-
EASTERN PONDERA-BLAINE-EASTERN TETON-JUDITH BASIN-FERGUS-MEAGHER-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...CUT BANK...HAVRE...
GREAT FALLS...KINGS HILL PASS...BIG SANDY...FORT BENTON...
FLESHER PASS...HELENA...LINCOLN...MACDONALD PASS...ROGERS PASS...
SHELBY...CHESTER...CONRAD...CHINOOK...FAIRFIELD...STANFORD...
LEWISTOWN...LEWISTOWN DIVIDE...WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS
305 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A HIGH
WIND WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM
MDT THIS EVENING. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: WESTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE SATURDAY
  MORNING ASSOCIATED WITH THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT. BEHIND
  THE COLD FRONT WINDS WILL LIKELY INCREASE FURTHER AND COULD
  BECOME STRONG BY AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL DIMINISH EARLY SATURDAY
  EVENING. TRAVEL COULD BECOME HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE DRIVING HIGH
  PROFILE VEHICLES.

* WINDS: WESTERLY WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH ARE EXPECTED.

* OTHER IMPACTS: POOR VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING DUST COULD OCCUR
  OVER THE PLAINS.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: FAIRFIELD...WHITE SULPHUR
  SPRINGS...STANFORD...CHINOOK...CONRAD... SHELBY...CHESTER...
  CUT BANK...HAVRE...GREAT FALLS... KINGS HILL PASS...BIG
  SANDY...FORT BENTON...FLESHER PASS... HELENA...LINCOLN...
  MACDONALD PASS...ROGERS PASS... LEWISTOWN...LEWISTOWN DIVIDE.

* TO SEE A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THIS HAZARD PLEASE VISIT
  OUR WEB PAGE AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

&&

$$

MTZ009-048-282115-
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NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...
CHOTEAU
305 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE
  TONIGHT AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE AREA. WINDS WILL
  BECOME EVEN STRONGER OUT OF THE WEST SATURDAY MORNING. STRONG
  WINDS WILL THEN CONTINUE INTO THE AFTERNOON BEFORE DECREASING
  LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE
  DRIVING HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

* WINDS: WESTERLY WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH ARE
  LIKELY...BUT 35 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 75 MPH COULD OCCUR
  OVER HIGHER TERRAIN AND THROUGH FAVORED GAPS ALONG THE ROCKY
  MOUNTAIN FRONT.

* OTHER IMPACTS: AREAS OF POOR VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW ARE
  LIKELY IN THE MOUNTAINS. LOCALLY POOR VISIBILITIES IN
  BLOWING DUST ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE PLAINS.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: CHOTEAU...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS

* TO SEE A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THIS HAZARD PLEASE VISIT
  OUR WEB PAGE AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

&&

$$






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