Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
1139 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

A MOIST PACIFIC WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW AND
MIXED PRECIPITATION AT LOWER ELEVATIONS SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
EARLY MONDAY. TRAVEL OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL BECOME DIFFICULT
ON SUNDAY WITH SNOW COVERED AND ICY ROADS. STRONG WINDS WILL IN
SOME AREAS WILL CAUSE REDUCED VISIBILITY AND ADDITIONAL
DIFFICULTY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

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BEAVERHEAD-MADISON-GALLATIN-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BIG HOLE PASS...
CHIEF JOSEPH PASS...MONIDA PASS...RAYNOLDS PASS...
BATTLE RIDGE PASS...BOZEMAN PASS...TARGHEE PASS...
WEST YELLOWSTONE
1139 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
5 AM MST MONDAY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET FOR SNOW AND BLOWING
SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM MST
MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER SOUTHWEST
  MONTANA LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY. TRAVEL MAY
  BECOME DIFFICULT OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES WITH SNOW COVERED AND
  ICY ROADS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE OVER
  MOUNTAIN PASSES...WITH UP TO 20 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE OVER
  THE MOUNTAINS.

* ELEVATIONS: FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: BATTLE RIDGE PASS...BOZEMAN
  PASS...TARGHEE PASS...WEST YELLOWSTONE... BIG HOLE PASS...
  CHIEF JOSEPH PASS...MONIDA PASS... RAYNOLDS 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 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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CASCADE-JUDITH BASIN-BROADWATER-MEAGHER-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...KINGS HILL PASS
1139 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
5 AM MST MONDAY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET FOR SNOW AND BLOWING
SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM MST
MONDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER THE LITTLE
  BELT...BIG BELT...AND ELKHORN MOUNTAINS LATE TONIGHT AND
  CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY MONDAY. MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL BECOME SNOW-
  COVERED AND ICY ON SUNDAY THROUGH EARLY MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED NEAR THE
  SUMMIT OF KINGS HILL PASS.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY: WIND GUSTS OF 20 TO 30 MPH COULD REDUCE
  VISIBILITY BELOW 1/2 MILE AT TIMES IN BLOWING SNOW.

* ELEVATIONS: FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: KINGS HILL 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 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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NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LEWIS AND CLARK-
SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-JEFFERSON-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...MARIAS PASS...FLESHER PASS...
MACDONALD PASS...ROGERS PASS...BOULDER HILL...ELK PARK PASS...
HOMESTAKE PASS
1139 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 5 AM MST MONDAY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5000 FEET...

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5000 FEET FOR
SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
5 AM MST MONDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER THE ROCKY
  MOUNTAINS TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY MONDAY...GRADUALLY
  SHIFTING NORTH TO SOUTH. MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL BECOME SNOW
  COVERED AND ICY ON SUNDAY AND EARLY MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OVER
  MOUNTAIN PASSES WITH 8 TO 16 INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE PASS LEVEL.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY: WIND GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH WILL PEAK EARLY
  SUNDAY THROUGH FAVORED AREAS ALONG THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT.
  VISIBILITY COULD DROP BELOW 1/2 MILE AT TIMES IN BLOWING
  SNOW.

* ELEVATIONS: FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5000 FEET.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: MARIAS PASS...BOULDER HILL...ELK
  PARK PASS...HOMESTAKE PASS...FLESHER PASS... MACDONALD
  PASS...ROGERS 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 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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