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
330 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

MTZ008-015-055-212200-
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Beaverhead-Madison-Gallatin-
330 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* Locations...Monida Pass, Targhee Pass, West Yellowstone, and
  Raynolds Pass.

* Timing...Periods of snow, heavy at times, are expected to
  continue through mid-afternoon. Snow should then taper to light
  snow showers by this evening.

* Snow Accumulations...An additional 2 to 6 inches, with greatest
amounts expected along the passes.

* Winds...Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

* Snow Level...Near 6000 feet.

* Impacts...Visibility will likely be reduced to 1/2 mile or less
  at times in falling snow, especially when accompanied by blowing
  snow. Roadways will likely be snow-covered and slick.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring.  Significant amounts of
snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in
an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...
food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

For specific road and travel conditions in Montana...dial 5 1 1 .

&&

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MTZ009>011-013-044>047-051-220000-
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Northern Rocky Mountain Front-Eastern Glacier-Hill-Chouteau-Toole-
Liberty-Eastern Pondera-Blaine-Fergus-
330 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Winter
Storm Watch...which is in effect from late this evening through
Thursday afternoon.

* Locations...Browning, Logan Pass, Marias Pass, Cut Bank,
  Havre, Big Sandy, Fort Benton, Shelby, Chester, Conrad,
  Chinook, Lewistown, and Lewistown Divide.

* Timing...Periods of steady to heavy snow are possible late this
  evening through Thursday afternoon. Some rain may mix with the
  snow on the plains late Wednesday morning and afternoon.
  However, confidence in this mixed precipitation is low.

* Snow Accumulations...3 to 6 inches possible on the plains. 6 to
  12 inches possible along the Rocky Mountain Front, Sweet Grass
  Hills, Bears Paw Mountains, and Little Rockies.

* Winds...Northwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Impacts...Visibility may be reduced to less than 1 mile at times
  in falling snow. Some drifting and blowing of snow is possible.
  Roads may become snow-covered and slick.

* 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 accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor
the latest forecasts.

&&

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