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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
912 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

MTZ009-010-012>014-044-046-048>051-031800-
/O.NEW.KTFX.WC.Y.0001.150303T0700Z-150303T1800Z/
/O.CON.KTFX.WW.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-150303T1200Z/
NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-EASTERN GLACIER-CASCADE-CHOUTEAU-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LEWIS AND CLARK-TOOLE-EASTERN PONDERA-
SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-EASTERN TETON-JUDITH BASIN-FERGUS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...
CUT BANK...GREAT FALLS...KINGS HILL PASS...BIG SANDY...
FORT BENTON...FLESHER PASS...HELENA...LINCOLN...MACDONALD PASS...
ROGERS PASS...SHELBY...CONRAD...CHOTEAU...FAIRFIELD...STANFORD...
LEWISTOWN...LEWISTOWN DIVIDE
912 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 11 AM
MST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A WIND
CHILL ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
11 AM MST TUESDAY. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW
REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST TUESDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: GUSTY NORTH WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW OVERNIGHT. THIS WILL MAKE FOR
  HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. COLD OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES WILL
  ALSO COMBINE WITH THESE WINDS TO CAUSE VERY COLD WIND
  CHILLS...AND INCREASE THE THREAT OF FROSTBITE ON EXPOSED SKIN.

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: LESS THAN 1 INCH OVER THE PLAINS
  AND IN THE VALLEYS OVERNIGHT...WITH 1 TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE IN
  THE MOUNTAINS.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY: GUSTY NORTH WINDS OF 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  30 MPH WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES IN
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* TEMPERATURE AND WIND CHILL: TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE SINGLE
  DIGITS BELOW ZERO OVERNIGHT...WITH CONTINUED WINDY
  CONDITIONS...WILL CREATE WIND CHILL VALUES OF 15 BELOW ZERO TO
  30 BELOW ZERO...MAINLY LATER TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: FAIRFIELD...CHOTEAU...STANFORD...
  LEWISTOWN...LEWISTOWN DIVIDE...SHELBY...BIG SANDY... FORT
  BENTON...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...CONRAD...CUT BANK... GREAT
  FALLS...KINGS HILL PASS...FLESHER PASS...HELENA... LINCOLN...
  MACDONALD PASS...ROGERS PASS.

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

* TO SEE A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THE DEGREE OF STRESS ON
  YOUNG LIVESTOCK PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB PAGE AND CLICK ON THE C
  A N L LINK ON THE LEFT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AREAS.

FOR SPECIFIC ROAD AND TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN MONTANA...DIAL 5 1 1.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES.

&&

$$

MTZ011-045-047-031800-
/O.NEW.KTFX.WC.Y.0001.150303T0700Z-150303T1800Z/
HILL-LIBERTY-BLAINE-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...HAVRE...CHESTER...CHINOOK
912 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 11 AM
MST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A WIND
CHILL ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
11 AM MST TUESDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: FALLING TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT WITH
  CONTINUED GUSTY NORTH WINDS WILL COMBINE TO CREATE VERY COLD
  WIND CHILLS...STARTING AFTER MIDNIGHT AND CONTINUING INTO
  TUESDAY MORNING. THIS WILL INCREASE THE THREAT OF FROSTBITE ON
  EXPOSED SKIN.

* WIND CHILL VALUES: NORTH WINDS OF 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35
  MPH...COMBINED WITH TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS
  BELOW ZERO...WILL CAUSE WIND CHILLS OF 20 BELOW ZERO TO 30 BELOW
  ZERO.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: CHESTER...CHINOOK...HAVRE.

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

* TO SEE A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THE DEGREE OF STRESS ON
  YOUNG LIVESTOCK PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB PAGE AND CLICK ON THE C A N
  L LINK ON THE LEFT:

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES.

&&

$$

MTZ008-015-052>055-031800-
/O.CON.KTFX.WW.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-150303T1800Z/
BEAVERHEAD-MADISON-JEFFERSON-BROADWATER-MEAGHER-GALLATIN-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BIG HOLE PASS...
CHIEF JOSEPH PASS...DILLON...MONIDA PASS...ENNIS...NORRIS HILL...
RAYNOLDS PASS...TWIN BRIDGES...BOULDER...BOULDER HILL...
ELK PARK PASS...HOMESTAKE PASS...WHITEHALL...TOWNSEND...
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS...BATTLE RIDGE PASS...BOZEMAN...
BOZEMAN PASS...TARGHEE PASS...WEST YELLOWSTONE
912 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
TUESDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST TUESDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO
  SPREAD SOUTH ACROSS SOUTHWEST MONTANA OVERNIGHT...THEN IT WILL
  DIMINISH TUESDAY MORNING. GUSTY NORTH WINDS WITH BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW WILL ALSO SPREAD SOUTH THROUGH THE EVENING
  HOURS...BUT THEY WILL DIMINISH LATER TONIGHT INTO THE MORNING
  HOURS. THIS WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ON ICY AND
  SNOW PACKED ROADS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 2 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS. 3 TO 6 INCHES
  IN THE MOUNTAINS...UP TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLE ON THE HIGHER PEAKS.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY: GUSTY NORTH WINDS AT 20 TO 25 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 40 MPH WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN ONE MILE
  AT TIMES IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...MAINLY OVERNIGHT.

* TEMPERATURE AND WIND CHILL: TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE
  SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE AND BELOW ZERO OVERNIGHT...COMBINED WITH
  THE WINDY CONDITIONS...WILL CREATE WIND CHILL VALUES OF 10
  BELOW ZERO TO 20 BELOW ZERO LATER TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
  MORNING.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS...BATTLE
  RIDGE PASS...BOZEMAN...BOZEMAN PASS...TARGHEE PASS... WEST
  YELLOWSTONE...BOULDER...BOULDER HILL...ELK PARK PASS...
  HOMESTAKE PASS...WHITEHALL...TOWNSEND...BIG HOLE PASS...
  CHIEF JOSEPH PASS...DILLON...MONIDA PASS...ENNIS... NORRIS
  HILL...RAYNOLDS PASS...TWIN BRIDGES.

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

* TO SEE A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THE DEGREE OF STRESS ON
  YOUNG LIVESTOCK PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB PAGE AND CLICK ON THE C
  A N L LINK ON THE LEFT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AREAS.

FOR SPECIFIC ROAD AND TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN MONTANA...DIAL 5 1 1.

&&

$$






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