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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
853 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

NDZ002-003-010-011-210415-
BURKE-RENVILLE-MOUNTRAIL-WARD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOWBELLS...MOHALL...NEW TOWN...MINOT
853 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FREEZING RAIN NORTH CENTRAL...

AT 845 PM CST A NARROW BAND OF FREEZING RAIN WAS MOVING THROUGH
MINOT AND KENMARE AND WILL MOVE TOWARD GLENBURN...VELVA AND MOHALL
AFTER 9 PM. THE AREA WILL REACH WESTHOPE AND RUGBY BY 10 PM
CST...POSSIBLY MIXING WITH AND CHANGING TO SNOW BY THEN. SURFACE
REPORTS HAVE SHOWN THE FREEZING RAIN TO LAST ABOUT AN HOUR.

THE PRECIPITATION HAS BEEN LIGHT...BUT A BRIEF PERIOD OF FREEZING
RAIN WILL CAUSE SLIPPERY ROADS. HIGHWAYS 83 AND 2 WILL BECOME
SLIPPERY THIS EVENING. THE PRECIPITATION SHOULD MOVE THOUGH THE
ENTIRE AREA BY MIDIGHT CST.

$$
ABELING

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
327 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

MNZ001>009-013>017-022>024-027>032-040-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-
026>030-038-039-049-052>054-210930-
WEST POLK-NORMAN-CLAY-KITTSON-ROSEAU-LAKE OF THE WOODS-
WEST MARSHALL-EAST MARSHALL-NORTH BELTRAMI-PENNINGTON-RED LAKE-
EAST POLK-NORTH CLEARWATER-SOUTH BELTRAMI-MAHNOMEN-
SOUTH CLEARWATER-HUBBARD-WEST BECKER-EAST BECKER-WILKIN-
WEST OTTER TAIL-EAST OTTER TAIL-WADENA-GRANT-TOWNER-CAVALIER-
PEMBINA-BENSON-RAMSEY-EASTERN WALSH-EDDY-NELSON-GRAND FORKS-
GRIGGS-STEELE-TRAILL-BARNES-CASS-RANSOM-SARGENT-RICHLAND-
WESTERN WALSH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CROOKSTON...EAST GRAND FORKS...
HALSTAD...MOORHEAD...HALLOCK...ROSEAU...BAUDETTE...WARREN...
NEWFOLDEN...RED LAKE...THIEF RIVER FALLS...RED LAKE FALLS...
FOSSTON...BAGLEY...BEMIDJI...MAHNOMEN...LAKE ITASCA...
PARK RAPIDS...DETROIT LAKES...WOLF LAKE...BRECKENRIDGE...
FERGUS FALLS...NEW YORK MILLS...WADENA...ELBOW LAKE...CANDO...
LANGDON...CAVALIER...MADDOCK...LEEDS...DEVILS LAKE...GRAFTON...
NEW ROCKFORD...LAKOTA...GRAND FORKS...COOPERSTOWN...FINLEY...
MAYVILLE...VALLEY CITY...FARGO...LISBON...GWINNER...WAHPETON...
ADAMS
327 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER WEATHER EXPECTED TO RETURN TO THE NORTHERN PLAINS...

LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA
SUNDAY NIGHT...MOVING INTO THE NORTH DAKOTA...SOUTH DAKOTA AND
MINNESOTA BORDER REGION ON MONDAY. THIS MAY SET UP A PERSISTENT
BAND OF SNOW ACROSS EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA INTO PORTIONS OF
NORTHWEST MINNESOTA. AT THIS TIME IT APPEARS THAT THREE TO SIX
INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE. NORTH WINDS COULD ALSO BE RATHER
GUSTY OVER EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA ON MONDAY...SPREADING INTO WESTERN
MINNESOTA ON TUESDAY. THIS COULD RESULT IN DIFFICULT TRAVEL
CONDITIONS OVER THE AREA. STAY TUNED FOR LATER FORECASTS ON THIS
UPCOMING WEATHER EVENT.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
701 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

NDZ003>005-011>013-021>023-025-035>037-046>048-050-051-220115-
RENVILLE-BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-WARD-MCHENRY-PIERCE-MCLEAN-SHERIDAN-
WELLS-FOSTER-BURLEIGH-KIDDER-STUTSMAN-EMMONS-LOGAN-LA MOURE-
MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
701 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA...SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA AND SOUTHEAST NORTH
DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

A BRIEF PERIOD OF FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW IS POSSIBLE ALONG THE
HIGHWAY 2 CORRIDOR THIS EVENING. LIGHT AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED BUT
BRIEF SLIPPER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

AREAS OF FOG WILL REDEVELOP TONIGHT ALONG TO EAST OF HIGHWAY 83.
LOW VISIBILITIES WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW ARE POSSIBLE SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...WITH A TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW BY SUNDAY EVENING.
ACCUMULATING SNOW IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

&&

MORE INFORMATION...ALONG WITH OTHER WEATHER...HYDROLOGICAL AND
CLIMATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND...AT WEATHER.GOV/BIS



$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
313 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

SDZ001-002-012>014-024>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-WYZ054>058-
071-211400-
BENNETT-BUTTE-CENTRAL BLACK HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-HAAKON-
HARDING-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-JACKSON-MELLETTE-NORTHEASTERN CROOK-
NORTHERN BLACK HILLS-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-
NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-PERKINS-RAPID CITY-
SHANNON-SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS-SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-TODD-TRIPP-
WESTERN CROOK-WESTON-WYOMING BLACK HILLS-ZIEBACH-
313 PM MST (413 PM CST) SAT DEC 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA AND
NORTHEASTERN WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

A STORM SYSTEM WILL CROSS THE REGION SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY. COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL ACCOMPANY THIS SYSTEM...ALONG WITH
SOME RAIN CHANGING TO SNOW. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE
OVER PORTIONS OF THE PLAINS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. UPSLOPE SNOWFALL
WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE NORTHERN BLACK HILLS SUNDAY NIGHT AND
CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. SEVERAL INCHES OR MORE OF SNOWFALL IS
LIKELY OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTHERN BLACK HILLS...
ESPECIALLY FROM THE FOUR CORNERS AREA TO CHEYENNE CROSSING AND TERRY
PEAK.

STRONG NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED ON MONDAY AS
A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT DEVELOPS OVER THE REGION. THE STRONGEST
WINDS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA
PLAINS...WHERE WINDS WILL GUST TO OVER 50 MPH DURING THE DAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

&&

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES...
OR CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/RAPIDCITY

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
235 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

MTZ028>042-056>058-063>068-WYZ098-099-212145-
SOUTHERN WHEATLAND-MUSSELSHELL-TREASURE-NORTHERN ROSEBUD-CUSTER-
FALLON-NORTHERN STILLWATER-YELLOWSTONE-POWDER RIVER-CARTER-
SOUTHERN BIG HORN-EASTERN CARBON-NORTHERN PARK-
NORTHERN SWEET GRASS-GOLDEN VALLEY-RED LODGE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN BIG HORN-SOUTHERN ROSEBUD-JUDITH GAP-PARADISE VALLEY-
LIVINGSTON AREA-BEARTOOTH FOOTHILLS-ABSAROKA/BEARTOOTH MOUNTAINS-
CRAZY MOUNTAINS-NORTHEAST BIGHORN MOUNTAINS-SHERIDAN FOOTHILLS-
235 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
MONTANA...SOUTH CENTRAL MONTANA...SOUTHEAST MONTANA AND NORTH
CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE LIVINGSTON...NYE
AND BIG TIMBER AREAS TONIGHT. PLEASE SEE WIND ADVISORIES THAT
HAVE BEEN ISSUED.

PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL IMPACT THE BEARTOOTH ABSAROKA
MOUNTAINS TONIGHT. PLEASE SEE THE WINTER STORM WARNING THAT IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL NOON ON MONDAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE BEARTOOTH
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS THROUGH EARLY MONDAY. PLEASE SEE THE WINTER
STORM WARNING THAT IS IN EFFECT.

STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD FROM THE LIVINGSTON...NYE AND
BIG TIMBER AREAS INTO PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL MONTANA. BILLINGS
COULD SEE WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH. PLEASE SEE WIND ADVISORIES AND
HIGH WIND WATCHES THAT HAVE BEEN ISSUED.

MONDAY WILL BE A WINDY DAY ACROSS SOUTHEAST MONTANA AND NORTH
CENTRAL WYOMING WITH SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHER ELEVATIONS LIKE LAME
DEER DIVIDE COULD SEE A COUPLE OF INCHES OF SNOW.

ANOTHER ROUND OF STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY FOR AREAS AROUND LIVINGSTON AND NYE.

A STORM SYSTEM MAY IMPACT THE REGION OVER THE CHRISTMAS
HOLIDAY. TIMING IS UNCERTAIN WITH A PERIOD OF SNOWFALL POSSIBLE
FROM NOON WEDNESDAY THROUGH CHRISTMAS DAY. IT IS TOO EARLY TO PIN
POINT SNOW AMOUNTS BUT PEOPLE PLANNING TO TRAVEL ANY TIME FROM
WEDNESDAY THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND SHOULD CHECK THE LATEST FORECAST
BEFORE SETTING OUT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
333 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

MNZ039-046-SDZ003>011-015>023-033>037-045-048-051-212145-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-CORSON-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-
ROBERTS-WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-DAY-DEWEY-POTTER-FAULK-SPINK-CLARK-
CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-STANLEY-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-HAND-JONES-
LYMAN-BUFFALO-
333 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014 /233 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL
MINNESOTA...CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA...NORTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND
NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

FOG IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA ONCE AGAIN TONIGHT...MAINLY ACROSS
EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA AND WESTERN MINNESOTA. VISIBILITY MAY DROP
BELOW ONE MILE IN SPOTS AND COULD BECOME DENSE AT TIMES...WITH
VISIBILITY AS LOW AS ONE-QUARTER MILE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

FOG WILL PERSIST THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING WITH LOCALIZED DENSE FOG
AT TIMES. OTHERWISE...LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION
SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. THIS SYSTEM WILL SPREAD MIXED
PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT IN THE FORM OF FREEZING
RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW. LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE. THIS
SHOULD ALL CHANGE TO SNOW BY MONDAY MORNING WITH A COUPLE INCHES
POSSIBLE OVER EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA. WINDS WILL INCREASE MONDAY
AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY NIGHT...WHICH MAY CREATE LOWERED VISIBILITY.
THERE IS STILL HIGH UNCERTAINTY WITH THIS SYSTEM...MAINLY IN
REGARDS TO STRENGTH AND AREAL COVERAGE OF PRECIPITATION.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$
TMT

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
218 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

MTZ018>020-023>027-062-212200-
DANIELS-SHERIDAN-WESTERN ROOSEVELT-MCCONE-RICHLAND-DAWSON-PRAIRIE-
WIBAUX-EASTERN ROOSEVELT-
218 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST
MONTANA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET IS POSSIBLE LATE SUNDAY MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. MOTORISTS SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST FORECAST AS TRAVEL
IS EXPECTED TO BECOME HAZARDOUS WHERE ICY CONDITIONS DEVELOP.

THERE IS A CHANCE FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW ON MONDAY NEAR THE NORTH
DAKOTA BORDER.

EARLY INDICATIONS SUGGEST A POTENTIAL FOR ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL
FOR AT LEAST A PORTION OF THE REGION FROM CHRISTMAS EVE THROUGH
CHRISTMAS DAY. DETAILS ARE UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME AND CONFIDENCE
IS LOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
317 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

MNZ001>009-013>017-022>024-027>032-040-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-
026>030-038-039-049-052>054-212130-
WEST POLK-NORMAN-CLAY-KITTSON-ROSEAU-LAKE OF THE WOODS-
WEST MARSHALL-EAST MARSHALL-NORTH BELTRAMI-PENNINGTON-RED LAKE-
EAST POLK-NORTH CLEARWATER-SOUTH BELTRAMI-MAHNOMEN-
SOUTH CLEARWATER-HUBBARD-WEST BECKER-EAST BECKER-WILKIN-
WEST OTTER TAIL-EAST OTTER TAIL-WADENA-GRANT-TOWNER-CAVALIER-
PEMBINA-BENSON-RAMSEY-EASTERN WALSH-EDDY-NELSON-GRAND FORKS-
GRIGGS-STEELE-TRAILL-BARNES-CASS-RANSOM-SARGENT-RICHLAND-
WESTERN WALSH-
317 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN NORTH
DAKOTA...WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST MINNESOTA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

A THIN BAND OF LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE POSSIBLY MIXED WITH A LITTLE
LIGHT SNOW WILL MOVE THROUGH EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA THIS EVENING.
THIS BAND WILL STRENGTHEN A LITTLE AS IT MOVES INTO NORTHWEST
MINNESOTA. A DUSTING TO AN INCH OR SO OF LIGHT SNOW IS POSSIBLE
AROUND THE LAKE OF THE WOODS AND THE UPPER AND LOWER RED LAKES.
FOG WILL REMAIN OVER THE AREA AS WELL.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

A STRONGER SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP MONDAY INTO TUESDAY OF EARLY NEXT
WEEK WHICH WILL LIKELY BRING ACCUMULATING SNOW TO PARTS OF THE
REGION. AT THIS TIME SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW LOOK POSSIBLE ACROSS
EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA INTO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF MINNESOTA. FOR
THOSE PLANNING HOLIDAY TRAVEL STAY TUNED FOR LATER STATEMENTS ON
THIS UPCOMING WEATHER SYSTEM.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

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