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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
306 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

MTZ009-010-302200-
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/O.NEW.KTFX.HW.W.0013.150830T1800Z-150831T0600Z/
NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-EASTERN GLACIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BROWNING...HEART BUTTE...CUT BANK
306 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A HIGH
WIND WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* TIMING...A SECOND COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH CENTRAL MONTANA
  BETWEEN 3PM AND 9PM MDT SUNDAY. WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN FIRST
  ALONG THE NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT... THEN SPREAD
  EASTWARD ONTO THE ADJACENT PLAINS THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...A COLD FRONT PASSING SATURDAY EVENING WILL BRING
  COOLER AND MORE HUMID CONDITIONS TO THE AREA SUNDAY. WINDS
  WILL INCREASE AGAIN AS THE SECOND AND POTENTIALLY STRONGER
  FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS. ALTHOUGH HUMIDITY OF 25 TO
  40 PERCENT WILL REMAIN ABOVE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CRITERIA...
  STRONG WINDS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO MAINTAIN EXTREME BEHAVIOR
  ON EXISTING FIRES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

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