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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
1046 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

MTZ003-300300-
/O.NEW.KMSO.LW.Y.0010.150829T1800Z-150830T0300Z/
FLATHEAD/MISSION VALLEYS-
1046 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A LAKE WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY.


* IMPACTS/TIMING: A STRONG COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE ACROSS WESTERN
  MONTANA SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING WILL CREATE GUSTY WINDS
  AND INCREASED WAVE ACTIVITY.

* WINDS: SOUTH-SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH INTERMITTENT GUSTS TO
  35 MPH, ESPECIALLY DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS.

* WAVE HEIGHTS: 2 TO 3 FEET, LOCALLY HIGHER WAVES OF 4 FEET ALONG
  THE EASTERN AND NORTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF THE LAKE.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...FLATHEAD LAKE...FLATHEAD VALLEY...
   MISSION VALLEY...POLSON

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKE WIND ADVISORY INDICATES THAT WINDS WILL CAUSE ROUGH CHOP
ON AREA LAKES. SMALL BOATS WILL BE ESPECIALLY PRONE TO CAPSIZING.

NOTE...THE EXPERIMENTAL WAVE HEIGHT FORECASTS ARE REPRESENTATIVE
OF THE MID LAKE WATERS AND DOWNWIND SHORES. WAVE HEIGHTS MAY BE
SIGNIFICANTLY LESS ON UPWIND SHORES.

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