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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
304 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
304 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 20 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 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 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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/BILLINGS

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
227 PM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...A COLD FRONT COULD BRING STRONG WINDS LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON
AND EVENING TO MUCH OF JOHNSON COUNTY...

.A COLD FRONT WILL BLAST THROUGH JOHNSON COUNTY LATE SATURDAY
AFTERNOON. STRONG...GUSTY NORTHWEST WIND IS POSSIBLE IN THE WAKE
OF THIS COLD FRONT. THE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE STRONGEST ALONG
AND NEAR THE I-90 CORRIDOR THROUGH NORTHERN JOHNSON COUNTY.

WYZ010-011-281100-
/O.NEW.KRIW.HW.A.0009.150328T2200Z-150329T0600Z/
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...KAYCEE
227 PM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...NORTHWEST WIND WILL INCREASE DURING THE
  LATE AFTERNOON HOURS SATURDAY AND CONTINUE TO BLOW THROUGH
  SATURDAY EVENING.

* WIND...NORTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS 55 TO 65 MPH POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...MOTORISTS ON INTERSTATES 25 AND 90...ESPECIALLY ACROSS
  THE NORTHERN HALF OF JOHNSON COUNTY...SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR
  VERY STRONG WINDS LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. RESIDENTS
  SHOULD SECURE ANY LOOSE ITEMS THAT MAY BE BLOWN AROUND WHEN THE
  WINDS INCREASE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR A
HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.

THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS PROVIDED BY THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING 5-1-1 OR ON THE INTERNET
AT WYOROAD.INFO.

&&

$$

DAL/CNJ

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
219 PM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS NORTHEAST WYOMING AND
WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA VERY LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS MAY OCCUR BEHIND THE FRONT.

SDZ013-014-026-030>032-042>044-072>074-280430-
/O.NEW.KUNR.HW.A.0001.150329T0000Z-150329T0800Z/
NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-RAPID CITY-CUSTER CO PLAINS-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-SHANNON-JACKSON-BENNETT-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FAITH...DUPREE...RAPID CITY...FOLSOM...
WALL...PHILIP...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...STURGIS...
UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
219 PM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING...600 PM SATURDAY THROUGH 200 AM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 30 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS...THE HIGH WINDS CAN BLOW DOWN LARGE TREES...AND
  DAMAGE ROOFS...SMALL OUTBUILDINGS...AND SIGNS. SUDDEN WIND
  GUSTS CAN CAUSE DRIVERS TO LOSE CONTROL...ESPECIALLY IN
  LIGHTWEIGHT OR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. STRONG WINDS CAN CAUSE
  BLOWING DUST...REDUCED VISIBILITY...AND FLYING DEBRIS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS 40 MPH WINDS...OR GUSTS OVER 60 MPH ARE
POSSIBLE...BUT THE TIMING OR AREA IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IF YOUR
ACTIVITIES ARE AFFECTED BY STRONG WINDS...MONITOR A LOCAL SOURCE
OF WEATHER INFORMATION FOR UPDATED FORECASTS. MOVE LIGHTWEIGHT
OBJECTS INDOORS BEFORE THE WINDS INCREASE SO THEY ARE NOT
DESTROYED OR CAUSE DAMAGE.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
219 PM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS NORTHEAST WYOMING AND
WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA VERY LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS MAY OCCUR BEHIND THE FRONT.

SDZ001-002-012-025-WYZ054>058-071-280430-
/O.NEW.KUNR.HW.A.0001.150328T2200Z-150329T0600Z/
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-
SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-WESTERN CROOK-WYOMING BLACK HILLS-WESTON-
NORTHEASTERN CROOK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...SPEARFISH...GILLETTE...WRIGHT...MOORCROFT...
HULETT...SUNDANCE...FOUR CORNERS...NEWCASTLE...COLONY
219 PM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...400 PM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MIDNIGHT SATURDAY
  NIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS...THE HIGH WINDS CAN BLOW DOWN LARGE TREES...AND
  DAMAGE ROOFS...SMALL OUTBUILDINGS...AND SIGNS. SUDDEN WIND
  GUSTS CAN CAUSE DRIVERS TO LOSE CONTROL...ESPECIALLY IN
  LIGHTWEIGHT OR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. STRONG WINDS CAN CAUSE
  BLOWING DUST...REDUCED VISIBILITY...AND FLYING DEBRIS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS 40 MPH WINDS...OR GUSTS OVER 60 MPH ARE
POSSIBLE...BUT THE TIMING OR AREA IS STILL UNCERTAIN. IF YOUR
ACTIVITIES ARE AFFECTED BY STRONG WINDS...MONITOR A LOCAL SOURCE
OF WEATHER INFORMATION FOR UPDATED FORECASTS. MOVE LIGHTWEIGHT
OBJECTS INDOORS BEFORE THE WINDS INCREASE SO THEY ARE NOT
DESTROYED OR CAUSE DAMAGE.

&&

$$

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