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Urgent Weather Messages

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WWUS75 KGGW 301859
NPWGGW

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
1259 PM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

MTZ016.027-059.062-302000-
/O.CAN.KGGW.SM.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-150831T1000Z/
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PHILLIPS-CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VALLEY-
DANIELS-SHERIDAN-WESTERN ROOSEVELT-PETROLEUM-GARFIELD-MCCONE-
RICHLAND-DAWSON-PRAIRIE-WIBAUX-NORTHERN PHILLIPS-
SOUTHWEST PHILLIPS-NORTHERN VALLEY-EASTERN ROOSEVELT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MALTA...SACO...GLASGOW...FORT PECK...
HINSDALE...FRAZER...SCOBEY...PLENTYWOOD...MEDICINE LAKE...
WOLF POINT...POPLAR...WINNETT...JORDAN...CIRCLE...SIDNEY...
FAIRVIEW...GLENDIVE...RICHEY...TERRY...WIBAUX...WHITEWATER...
ZORTMAN...OPHEIM...CULBERTSON
1259 PM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

...DENSE SMOKE ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GLASGOW HAS CANCELLED THE DENSE
SMOKE ADVISORY. 

THE RAIN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS HAVE CLEARED OUT MUCH OF THE
REGIONAL SMOKE. MORE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE ON THE WAY FOR
TONIGHT. THEREFORE HAVE CANCELLED THE DENSE SMOKE ADVISORY FOR
NOW. 

SMOKE FROM OUT OF AREA WILDFIRES WILL CONTINUE TO DRIFT INTO
NORTHEAST MONTANA. SO THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE ADVISORY
COULD BE ISSUED AGAIN OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

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HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/GLASGOW


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WWUS75 KMSO 300152
NPWMSO

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
752 PM MDT SAT AUG 29 2015


MTZ003-300300-
/O.CAN.KMSO.LW.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-150830T0300Z/
FLATHEAD/MISSION VALLEYS-
752 PM MDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS CANCELLED THE LAKE
WIND ADVISORY. 

WINDS HAVE DIMINISHED ACROSS THE LAKE.

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WWUS75 KTFX 300906
NPWTFX

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

MTZ009-010-302200-
/O.UPG.KTFX.HW.A.0012.150830T1800Z-150831T0600Z/
/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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