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

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
412 AM MDT THU MAR 26 2015

MTZ009-010-044-045-048-262200-
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NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-EASTERN GLACIER-TOOLE-LIBERTY-
SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...
CUT BANK...SHELBY...CHESTER...CHOTEAU
412 AM MDT THU MAR 26 2015

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A HIGH
WIND WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT APPROACHING FROM
  THE WEST...SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE FRIDAY NIGHT OVER
  THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT AND ALONG THE HI-LINE EAST TO THE SWEET
  GRASS HILLS. WINDS WILL BECOME EVEN STRONGER OUT OF THE WEST
  SATURDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY WITH THE PASSAGE
  OF THE COLD FRONT. AS THE FRONT EXITS THE AREA LATE SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY EVENING...WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE.
  THIS WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL...ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE DRIVING
  HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

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

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: CUT BANK...CHOTEAU...BROWNING...
  MARIAS PASS...CHESTER...SHELBY...SWEET GRASS HILLS.

* 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 WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

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