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
315 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...WINTER WEATHER RETURNS TO HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHWEST
MONTANA THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...

.Travelers through higher elevations of Southwest Montana should
prepare for the potential for periods of moderate to heavy
precipitation late tonight through Friday morning. For higher
elevations of southwest Montana, this will rain changing to snow
as snow levels gradually drop from 7500 feet tonight to 5500 feet
Thursday night into Friday morning. Areas most impacted will be
above 6500-feet elevation, where moderate to heavy snow may fall
at times. Between 5500-feet and 6500-feet, minor snow
accumulations will be possible especially Thursday night through
Friday morning.


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Beaverhead-Madison-Gallatin-
315 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6500 FEET...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Winter
Storm Watch For elevations above 6500 feet, which is in effect
from late tonight through Friday morning.

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

* Timing: Beginning late tonight toward Big Hole and Chief Joseph
  Pass, and then spreading east Thursday evening through Friday
  morning.

* Accumulations: Snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible, with
  6 to 12 inches possible toward Big Hole and Chief Joseph Passes
  in western Beaverhead County.

* Winds: North 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Visibilities: Possibly reduced to one-quarter mile at times in
  heavier snow.

* Hazard Elevation: For elevations above 6500 feet.

* Snow Level: 7500 feet Wednesday overnight lowering to 5500 feet
  Friday morning.

* Impacts: Periods of moderate to heavy snow may significantly
  impact travel.

* Web Page: To see a graphical representation of this hazard,
  please visit our web page and click on the detailed hazards
  tab.

* CANL Page: To see a graphical representation of the degree of
  stress on young livestock, please visit our web page and click
  on the items of interest link of the left, then select CANL.

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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