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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
528 AM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

MTZ004>007-043-021230-
/O.NEW.KMSO.WW.Y.0022.150302T2100Z-150303T1800Z/
LOWER CLARK FORK REGION-MISSOULA/BITTERROOT VALLEYS-
BITTERROOT/SAPPHIRE MOUNTAINS-BUTTE/BLACKFOOT REGION-
POTOMAC/SEELEY LAKE REGION-
528 AM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM MONDAY TO 11 AM
MST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW, BLOWING SNOW AND COLD WIND CHILLS...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM MONDAY TO 11 AM MST TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: A MOIST WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL COMBINE WITH AN
  ARCTIC AIR MASS TO PRODUCE ACCUMULATING SNOW, GUSTY NORTHEAST
  WINDS AND COLD WIND CHILLS LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
  MORNING. HEAVY SNOW BANDS PRODUCING SIGNIFICANT SNOW IN A SHORT
  PERIOD OF TIME ARE POSSIBLE. TRAVEL WILL BE IMPACTED,
  ESPECIALLY DURING THE MONDAY EVENING COMMUTE, DUE TO SNOW AND
  BLOWING SNOW. THE COLD AND WET CONDITIONS WILL IMPACT NEWBORN
  LIVESTOCK.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 4 INCHES, LOCALLY HIGHER.

* BLOWING SNOW: VISIBILITY QUICKLY REDUCED TO LESS THAN A MILE AT
  TIMES, ESPECIALLY NEAR HELLGATE CANYON.

* WIND CHILLS: 5 BELOW ZERO TO 15 BELOW ZERO STARTING MONDAY
  EVENING. COLDER WIND CHILLS TO NEAR 20 BELOW ZERO IN SOUTHWEST
  MONTANA.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...EVARO HILL...HIGHWAY 200 THOMPSON
  FALLS TO PLAINS...HIGHWAY 200 TROUT CREEK TO HERON...I-90
  LOOKOUT PASS TO HAUGAN...BITTERROOT VALLEY...MISSOULA...
  HIGHWAY 93 SULA TO LOST TRAIL PASS...LOLO PASS...BUTTE...
  GEORGETOWN LAKE... HIGHWAY 12 GARRISON TO ELLISTON...HOMESTAKE
  PASS...MACDONALD PASS...HIGHWAY 200 BONNER TO GREENOUGH...
  HIGHWAY 83 SEELEY LAKE TO CONDON...I-90 EAST MISSOULA TO
  BEARMOUTH

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING 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.

COLD WIND CHILLS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO
HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE
OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.




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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
356 AM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

...STRONG COLD FRONT TO BRING SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MONDAY AND
MONDAY NIGHT ALONG WITH VERY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES MONDAY NIGHT
THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SURGE SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION MONDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A PERIOD OF SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IS
EXPECTED TO ACCOMPANY AND FOLLOW THE FRONTAL PASSAGE WITH MUCH
COLDER TEMPERATURES AND VERY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES EXPECTED MONDAY
NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. GUSTY NORTH WINDS AND A PERIOD OF
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL IMPACT TRAVEL MONDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...PARTICULARLY IN OPEN AND EXPOSED
LOCATIONS.

MTZ008-015-052>055-012300-
/O.NEW.KTFX.WW.Y.0012.150303T0000Z-150303T1800Z/
BEAVERHEAD-MADISON-JEFFERSON-BROADWATER-MEAGHER-GALLATIN-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BIG HOLE PASS...
CHIEF JOSEPH PASS...DILLON...MONIDA PASS...ENNIS...NORRIS HILL...
RAYNOLDS PASS...TWIN BRIDGES...BOULDER...BOULDER HILL...
ELK PARK PASS...HOMESTAKE PASS...WHITEHALL...TOWNSEND...
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS...BATTLE RIDGE PASS...BOZEMAN...
BOZEMAN PASS...TARGHEE PASS...WEST YELLOWSTONE
356 AM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM MONDAY TO 11 AM
MST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 5 PM MONDAY TO 11 AM MST TUESDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: SNOW WILL DEVELOP MONDAY AFTERNOON AND
  CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...DIMINISHING TUESDAY MORNING. A
  PERIOD OF GUSTY NORTH WINDS WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS
  EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH 4 TO 8 INCHES IN THE
  MOUNTAINS.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY: A PERIOD OF GUSTY NORTH WINDS AT 20 TO 30
  MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH IS LIKELY MONDAY NIGHT WITH BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW REDUCING VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE AT
  TIMES.

* TEMPERATURE AND WIND CHILL: TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE
  SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO MONDAY NIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF COLD
  TEMPERATURES AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL CREATE WIND CHILL VALUES
  OF 10 BELOW ZERO TO 20 BELOW ZERO MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
  MORNING.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS...BATTLE
  RIDGE PASS...BOZEMAN...BOZEMAN PASS...TARGHEE PASS...WEST
  YELLOWSTONE...BOULDER...BOULDER HILL...ELK PARK PASS...
  HOMESTAKE PASS...WHITEHALL...TOWNSEND...BIG HOLE PASS... CHIEF
  JOSEPH PASS...DILLON...MONIDA PASS...ENNIS...NORRIS HILL...
  RAYNOLDS PASS...TWIN BRIDGES.

* TO SEE A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THIS HAZARD PLEASE VISIT
OUR WEB PAGE AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB:

* TO SEE A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THE DEGREE OF STRESS ON
  YOUNG LIVESTOCK PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB PAGE AND CLICK ON THE C A N
  L LINK ON THE LEFT:

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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