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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
252 PM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

MTZ010>014-044>047-049>051-054-281100-
/O.CON.KTFX.HW.A.0008.150328T1500Z-150329T0300Z/
EASTERN GLACIER-HILL-CASCADE-CHOUTEAU-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LEWIS AND CLARK-TOOLE-LIBERTY-
EASTERN PONDERA-BLAINE-EASTERN TETON-JUDITH BASIN-FERGUS-MEAGHER-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...CUT BANK...HAVRE...
GREAT FALLS...KINGS HILL PASS...BIG SANDY...FORT BENTON...
FLESHER PASS...HELENA...LINCOLN...MACDONALD PASS...ROGERS PASS...
SHELBY...CHESTER...CONRAD...CHINOOK...FAIRFIELD...STANFORD...
LEWISTOWN...LEWISTOWN DIVIDE...WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS
252 PM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

A HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: WESTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE SATURDAY
  MORNING ASSOCIATED WITH THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT. BEHIND THE
  COLD FRONT WINDS WILL LIKELY INCREASE FURTHER AND COULD BECOME
  STRONG BY AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL DIMINISH EARLY SATURDAY EVENING.
  TRAVEL COULD BECOME HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE DRIVING HIGH PROFILE
  VEHICLES.

* WINDS: WESTERLY WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH ARE
  POSSIBLE.

* OTHER IMPACTS: LOCALLY POOR VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING DUST COULD
  OCCUR OVER THE PLAINS.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: FAIRFIELD...WHITE SULPHUR
  SPRINGS...STANFORD...CHINOOK...CONRAD... SHELBY...CHESTER...
  CUT BANK...HAVRE...GREAT FALLS... KINGS HILL PASS...BIG
  SANDY...FORT BENTON...FLESHER PASS... HELENA...LINCOLN...
  MACDONALD PASS...ROGERS PASS... LEWISTOWN...LEWISTOWN DIVIDE.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
247 PM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...A STORM SYSTEM AND COLD FRONT WILL GENERATE STRONG NORTHWEST
WINDS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

MTZ060-281100-
/O.CON.KGGW.HW.A.0003.150328T1800Z-150329T0300Z/
SOUTHWEST PHILLIPS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...ZORTMAN
247 PM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

A HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...12 PM NOON UNTIL 9 PM SATURDAY

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO POSSIBLY 60
  MPH.

* IMPACTS...STRONG CROSS WINDS ON US HIGHWAY 191 FROM SOUTH OF
  MALTA TO THE ZORTMAN AREA COULD BE POSSIBLE...MAKING TRAVEL
  ON HIGHWAY 191 HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
245 PM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

MTZ028>030-034-035-038-041-042-057-063-WYZ099-282045-
/O.CON.KBYZ.HW.A.0001.150328T1800Z-150329T0600Z/
SOUTHERN WHEATLAND-MUSSELSHELL-TREASURE-NORTHERN STILLWATER-
YELLOWSTONE-SOUTHERN BIG HORN-NORTHERN SWEET GRASS-GOLDEN VALLEY-
NORTHERN BIG HORN-JUDITH GAP-SHERIDAN FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARLOWTON...ROUNDUP...HYSHAM...
COLUMBUS...ABSAROKEE...BILLINGS...PRYOR...LODGE GRASS...
BIG TIMBER...RYEGATE...LAVINA...HARDIN...CROW AGENCY...
JUDITH GAP...SHERIDAN
245 PM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS FOR LIGHT WEIGHT AND HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. MINOR
  PROPERTY DAMAGE COULD ALSO OCCUR.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS WILL LIKELY OCCUR SATURDAY AFTERNOON
  INTO EARLY SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED WEST WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS
  AROUND 60 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

WIND OF THIS MAGNITUDE CAN CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE WITHOUT EXTRA
PRECAUTIONS. MOTORISTS IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD USE CAUTION
UNTIL THE WINDS SUBSIDE...OR CHOOSE ALTERNATE TRAVEL ROUTES.

&&

$$

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