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FLUS45 KBYZ 211824
HWOBYZ

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
1124 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

MTZ028.042-056.058-063.068-WYZ098-099-221830-
SOUTHERN WHEATLAND-MUSSELSHELL-TREASURE-NORTHERN ROSEBUD-CUSTER-
FALLON-NORTHERN STILLWATER-YELLOWSTONE-POWDER RIVER-CARTER-
SOUTHERN BIG HORN-EASTERN CARBON-NORTHERN PARK-
NORTHERN SWEET GRASS-GOLDEN VALLEY-RED LODGE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN BIG HORN-SOUTHERN ROSEBUD-JUDITH GAP-PARADISE VALLEY-
LIVINGSTON AREA-BEARTOOTH FOOTHILLS-ABSAROKA/BEARTOOTH MOUNTAINS-
CRAZY MOUNTAINS-NORTHEAST BIGHORN MOUNTAINS-SHERIDAN FOOTHILLS-
1124 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
MONTANA...SOUTH CENTRAL MONTANA...SOUTHEAST MONTANA AND NORTH
CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

STRONG WINDS WILL IMPACT THE WESTERN FOOTHILLS FROM LIVINGSTON
AND NYE TO BIG TIMBER...HARLOWTON AND JUDITH GAP THROUGH TONIGHT.
GUSTS TO 60 MPH ARE EXPECTED IN THESE AREAS... WITH GUSTS TO 50
MPH ANTICIPATED FURTHER EAST. ALSO...PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL
IMPACT THE BEARTOOTH ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

GUSTY WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION
ON MONDAY. A PERIOD OF SNOWFALL WITH 1 TO 3 INCHES OF ACCUMULATION
IS ANTICIPATED IN FAR SOUTHEAST MONTANA. THE COMBINATION OF
WIND...SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITY WILL CAUSE TRAVEL
DIFFICULTIES...ESPECIALLY FOR AREAS EAST OF MILES CITY AND
BROADUS.

ANOTHER ROUND OF STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS IS EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT
INTO WEDNESDAY FOR AREAS AROUND LIVINGSTON AND NYE.

A STORM SYSTEM MAY IMPACT THE REGION OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY.
TIMING IS UNCERTAIN WITH A PERIOD OF SNOWFALL POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY
THROUGH CHRISTMAS DAY. IT IS TOO EARLY TO PIN POINT SNOW AMOUNTS
BUT PEOPLE PLANNING TO TRAVEL ANY TIME FROM WEDNESDAY THROUGH NEXT
WEEKEND SHOULD CHECK THE LATEST FORECAST BEFORE SETTING OUT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

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FLUS45 KGGW 211922
HWOGGW

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
1222 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

MTZ016-021.023-025.027-059-060-221930-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PHILLIPS-PETROLEUM-GARFIELD-MCCONE-DAWSON-
PRAIRIE-WIBAUX-NORTHERN PHILLIPS-SOUTHWEST PHILLIPS-
1222 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST
MONTANA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

FREEZING RAIN IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. MOTORISTS
SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST FORECAST AS TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME
HAZARDOUS WHERE ICY CONDITIONS DEVELOP. BE SURE TO ALSO CHECK
MONTANA DOT FOR LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW IS LIKELY LATE TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING
MAINLY EAST OF MALTA AND JORDAN. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH ON
MONDAY COULD PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. 

EARLY INDICATIONS SUGGEST A POTENTIAL FOR ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL
FOR AT LEAST A PORTION OF THE REGION FROM CHRISTMAS EVE THROUGH 
CHRISTMAS DAY. DETAILS ARE UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

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MTZ017.020-024-061-062-221930-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VALLEY-DANIELS-SHERIDAN-WESTERN ROOSEVELT-
RICHLAND-NORTHERN VALLEY-EASTERN ROOSEVELT-
1222 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST
MONTANA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT THROUGH 5PM TODAY. 
MOTORISTS SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST FORECAST AS TRAVEL IS
EXPECTED TO BECOME HAZARDOUS WHERE ICY CONDITIONS DEVELOP. 
BE SURE TO ALSO CHECK MONTANA DOT FOR LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW IS LIKELY LATE TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING
MAINLY EAST OF MALTA AND JORDAN. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH ON
MONDAY COULD PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. 

EARLY INDICATIONS SUGGEST A POTENTIAL FOR ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL
FOR AT LEAST A PORTION OF THE REGION FROM CHRISTMAS EVE THROUGH 
CHRISTMAS DAY. DETAILS ARE UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

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