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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
315 PM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...EXPECT THE FIRST BIG WINTER STORM OF THE SEASON THIS WEEKEND...

.A WET...PACIFIC STORM WILL BE MOVING OVER THE AREA SATURDAY INTO
SUNDAY. THE COLD FRONT WILL PASS OVER THE AREA LATE SATURDAY
AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY EVENING DROPPING SNOW LEVELS BRINGING THE
SEASONS FIRST GOOD SNOW. EXPECT GUSTY WINDS AS WELL WITH THIS
SYSTEM.

IDZ019-023-025-031-032-011200-
/O.NEW.KPIH.WS.A.0007.141101T2100Z-141103T0000Z/
UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS-CARIBOU HIGHLANDS-
WASATCH MOUNTAINS/IDAHO PORTION-BIG AND LITTLE WOOD RIVER REGION-
LOST RIVER/PAHSIMEROI-
INCLUDING THE LOCATIONS OF...DRIGGS...ISLAND PARK...EDIE RANCH...
MONIDA PASS...ASHTON HILL...TARGHEE PASS...PINE CREEK PASS...
LAVA HOT SPRINGS...SODA SPRINGS...FISH CREEK SUMMIT...
GRAYS LAKE NWR...MONTPELIER...GEORGETOWN...PARIS...
GEORGETOWN SUMMIT...KETCHUM...SUN VALLEY...GALENA SUMMIT...
SMILEY CREEK LODGE...ARCO...MACKAY...WILLOW CREEK SUMMIT
315 PM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON ABOVE 5500 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN POCATELLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH ABOVE 5500 FEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...FROM 3 PM MDT SATURDAY TO 5 PM MST SUNDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW FALL OF 5 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW ABOVE 5500
  FEET.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...GALENA SUMMIT...KETCHUM...MACKAY...TARGHEE
  PASS...ISLAND PARK...ASHTON HILL...SODA SPRINGS...FISH CREEK
  SUMMIT...GEORGETOWN SUMMIT.

* OTHER IMPACTS....SLICK ROADS OVER LOWER ELEVATIONS AND SNOW
  PACKED ROADS ON MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL MAKE DRIVING CONDITIONS
  HAZARDOUS. ADDITIONALLY...LOOK FOR REDUCED VISIBILITIES FROM
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
220 PM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014

MTZ008>015-044>046-048>050-052>055-011300-
/O.CON.KTFX.WS.A.0009.141102T0000Z-141103T0600Z/
BEAVERHEAD-NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-EASTERN GLACIER-HILL-
CASCADE-CHOUTEAU-CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LEWIS AND CLARK-MADISON-
TOOLE-LIBERTY-EASTERN PONDERA-SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
EASTERN TETON-JUDITH BASIN-JEFFERSON-BROADWATER-MEAGHER-GALLATIN-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BIG HOLE PASS...
CHIEF JOSEPH PASS...DILLON...MONIDA PASS...BROWNING...
MARIAS PASS...CUT BANK...HAVRE...GREAT FALLS...KINGS HILL PASS...
BIG SANDY...FORT BENTON...FLESHER PASS...HELENA...LINCOLN...
MACDONALD PASS...ROGERS PASS...ENNIS...NORRIS HILL...
RAYNOLDS PASS...TWIN BRIDGES...SHELBY...CHESTER...CONRAD...
CHOTEAU...FAIRFIELD...STANFORD...BOULDER...BOULDER HILL...
ELK PARK PASS...HOMESTAKE PASS...WHITEHALL...TOWNSEND...
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS...BATTLE RIDGE PASS...BOZEMAN...
BOZEMAN PASS...TARGHEE PASS...WEST YELLOWSTONE
220 PM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: A STRONG FALL STORM SYSTEM WILL AFFECT
  MUCH OF NORTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MONTANA WITH PERIODS OF
  RAIN AND SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
  SUNDAY EVENING. RAIN FALLING AT LOWER ELEVATIONS SATURDAY
  NIGHT IS LIKELY TO CHANGE TO SNOW AT ALL ELEVATIONS EARLY
  SUNDAY MORNING. THE TIMING OF THIS CHANGE FROM RAIN TO SNOW
  WILL DETERMINE LOWER ELEVATION SNOW ACCUMULATION.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: MOUNTAIN AREAS ABOVE 5500 FEET HAVE THE
  POTENTIAL FOR 5 TO 10 INCHES OF STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL...WITH
  ISOLATED AMOUNTS OVER ONE FOOT. LOCATIONS BELOW 5500 FEET
  COULD HAVE 1 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW...DEPENDING ON THE TIMING
  AT WHICH RAIN CHANGES TO SNOW. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS GREATER THAN
  4 INCHES COULD OCCUR OVER PORTIONS OF THE NORTH-CENTRAL
  PLAINS IF RAIN CHANGES TO SNOW EARLIER SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY: NORTH WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH ARE
  POSSIBLE AT LOWER ELEVATIONS...WHILE 20 TO 30 MPH WINDS ARE
  POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS. HEAVY WET SNOW COULD REDUCE
  VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN ONE-HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* OTHER IMPACTS: TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT WHILE SNOW
  ACCUMULATES OVER AREA PASSES. BRIDGES MAY BECOME SNOW COVERED
  AND ICY AT ALL ELEVATIONS. HEAVY WET SNOW COULD CAUSE ISOLATED
  POWER OUTAGES. LIVESTOCK MAY BE AT RISK OF EXPOSURE TO
  HYPOTHERMIA.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: FAIRFIELD...CHOTEAU...CHESTER...
  WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS...BATTLE RIDGE PASS...BOZEMAN...
  BOZEMAN PASS...TARGHEE PASS...WEST YELLOWSTONE...STANFORD...
  CONRAD... BOULDER...BOULDER HILL...ELK PARK PASS...
  HOMESTAKE PASS... WHITEHALL...SHELBY...BIG SANDY... FORT
  BENTON... BROWNING... MARIAS PASS...HAVRE...CUT BANK...
  TOWNSEND... GREAT FALLS... KINGS HILL PASS...BIG HOLE PASS...
   CHIEF JOSEPH PASS...DILLON... MONIDA PASS...FLESHER PASS...
  HELENA...LINCOLN...MACDONALD PASS...ROGERS 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

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