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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
239 AM MST SAT DEC 3 2016


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NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...
LOGAN PASS...CHOTEAU
239 AM MST SAT DEC 3 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATIONS...CHOTEAU...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...LOGAN PASS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW IN THE VALLEYS AND
  IN THE MOUNTAINS 8 TO 20 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN SATURDAY NIGHT...THEN INCREASE IN
  INTENSITY BY SUNDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL THEN TAPER OFF MONDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING
  CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS
  LIKELY...ESPECIALLY SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING...WHICH
  WILL CAUSE VERY LOW VISIBILITY AT TIMES. SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL
  IMPACTS WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR THE MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE.

* WINDS...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* 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 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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MTZ008-010-012-014-015-046-049>055-032245-
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BEAVERHEAD-EASTERN GLACIER-CASCADE-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LEWIS AND CLARK-MADISON-EASTERN PONDERA-
EASTERN TETON-JUDITH BASIN-FERGUS-JEFFERSON-BROADWATER-MEAGHER-
GALLATIN-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BIG HOLE PASS...
CHIEF JOSEPH PASS...DILLON...MONIDA PASS...CUT BANK...
GREAT FALLS...KINGS HILL PASS...FLESHER PASS...HELENA...LINCOLN...
MACDONALD PASS...ROGERS PASS...ENNIS...NORRIS HILL...
RAYNOLDS PASS...TWIN BRIDGES...CONRAD...FAIRFIELD...STANFORD...
LEWISTOWN...LEWISTOWN DIVIDE...BOULDER...BOULDER HILL...
ELK PARK PASS...HOMESTAKE PASS...WHITEHALL...TOWNSEND...
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS...BATTLE RIDGE PASS...BOZEMAN...
BOZEMAN PASS...TARGHEE PASS...WEST YELLOWSTONE
239 AM MST SAT DEC 3 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATIONS...CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MONTANA...INCLUDING FAIRFIELD
  ...BOZEMAN...WEST YELLOWSTONE...LEWISTOWN...CUT BANK...GREAT
  FALLS...KINGS HILL PASS...MONIDA PASS...HELENA...LINCOLN.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW IN THE VALLEYS AND
  IN THE MOUNTAINS 4 TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE TAPERING OFF. A PERIOD OF
  MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY SUNDAY NIGHT
  INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...MODERATE TO AT TIMES HEAVY SNOW WILL CREATE
  HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS AT TIMES. IN ADDITION...BLOWING
  AND DRIFTING SNOW IS POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON
  INTO MONDAY MORNING...WHICH MAY LEAD TO VERY LOW VISIBILITY AT
  TIMES. SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR THE
  MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* 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 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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