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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
344 AM MDT SUN APR 26 2015

MTZ008-015-052-055-270000-
/O.NEW.KTFX.WW.Y.0019.150426T0944Z-150427T0000Z/
BEAVERHEAD-MADISON-JEFFERSON-GALLATIN-
344 AM MDT SUN APR 26 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6000 FEET FOR SNOW... WHICH
IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL SPREAD EAST
  ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHWEST MONTANA THROUGH THIS
  MORNING...AND CONTINUE THROUGH MOST OF THE DAY. LIGHT
  ACCUMULATING SLUSHY SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY
  OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES. A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WITH LESS
  ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED IN THE VALLEYS. PRECIPITATION WILL
  GRADUALLY DECREASE FROM THE WEST BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: ABOVE 6000 FEET...A TOTAL OF 2 TO 4 INCHES
  IS MOSTLY EXPECTED...BUT UP TO 7 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ON SOME
  PEAKS. BELOW 6000 FEET...UP TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.

* ELEVATIONS: FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6000 FEET.

* OTHER IMPACTS: WET SNOW COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO SOME TREES.
  ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: BIG HOLE PASS...MONIDA PASS...
  RAYNOLDS PASS...BOZEMAN PASS...NORRIS HILL...TARGHEE PASS...
  WEST YELLOWSTONE.

* 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 MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS...PLEASE DIAL 5 1 1.

&&

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