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Urgent Weather Messages

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Note:  Be sure to pay close attention to the date and time of each warning.    
This document contains all warnings in the state so please read the
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WWUS75 KBYZ 281245
NPWBYZ

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
545 AM MST FRI NOV 28 2014

MTZ065-066-291245-
/O.CON.KBYZ.WI.Y.0028.000000T0000Z-141129T1900Z/
LIVINGSTON AREA-BEARTOOTH FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LIVINGSTON...FISHTAIL...MCLEOD
545 AM MST FRI NOV 28 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST SATURDAY...

* TIMING...EXPECT PROLONGED PERIODS OF STRONG WINDS THROUGH EARLY
  SATURDAY MORNING. STRONGEST WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...CONTROLLING HIGH PROFILE AND LIGHT WEIGHT VEHICLES
  WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT DUE TO STRONG CROSSWINDS ON I-90 FROM
  LIVINGSTON TO SPRINGDALE...AND ON LOCAL ROADS NEAR NYE.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 35 TO 50 MPH...WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS OF 60 TO
  70 MPH.

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MTZ041-291245-
/O.CON.KBYZ.WI.Y.0028.000000T0000Z-141129T1900Z/
NORTHERN SWEET GRASS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...BIG TIMBER
545 AM MST FRI NOV 28 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST SATURDAY...

* TIMING...EXPECT PROLONGED PERIODS OF STRONG WINDS THROUGH EARLY
  SATURDAY MORNING. STRONGEST WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...CONTROLLING HIGH PROFILE AND LIGHT WEIGHT VEHICLES
  WILL BE DIFFICULT DUE TO STRONG CROSSWINDS ON I-90 IN THE BIG
  TIMBER VICINITY...AND ALONG HIGHWAY 191 NORTH OF BIG TIMBER.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 45 MPH...WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS FROM 50
  TO 60 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR
HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/BILLINGS


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WWUS75 KGGW 280956
NPWGGW

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
256 AM MST FRI NOV 28 2014

MTZ060-282300-
/O.CON.KGGW.HW.W.0012.000000T0000Z-141129T0100Z/
SOUTHWEST PHILLIPS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...ZORTMAN
256 AM MST FRI NOV 28 2014

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON. 

* TIMING...THIS MORNING THROUGH LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...DOWN-SLOPE WESTERLY WINDS OF 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 
  MPH AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES WILL EXPERIENCE STRONG
  CROSSWINDS ON HIGHWAY 191 SOUTH OF MALTA. 

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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WWUS75 KMSO 281534
NPWMSO

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
834 AM MST FRI NOV 28 2014


IDZ007-282345-
/O.NEW.KMSO.WI.Y.0026.141128T1534Z-141129T0600Z/
OROFINO/GRANGEVILLE REGION-
834 AM MST FRI NOV 28 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING. 

* IMPACTS/TIMING: GUSTY WINDS WILL PERIODICALLY STRENGTHEN
  THROUGHOUT THE DAY. GUSTY CROSSWINDS WILL IMPACT HIGH PROFILE
  VEHICLES DURING THIS TIME.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...CAMAS PRAIRIE...GRANGEVILLE AND 
  VICINITY...GREER GRADE

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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WWUS75 KTFX 281543
NPWTFX

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
843 AM MST FRI NOV 28 2014

MTZ015-044.046-049-281645-
/O.CAN.KTFX.HW.W.0035.000000T0000Z-141129T0700Z/
MADISON-TOOLE-LIBERTY-EASTERN PONDERA-EASTERN TETON-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...NORRIS HILL...SHELBY...
CHESTER...CONRAD...FAIRFIELD
843 AM MST FRI NOV 28 2014

...HIGH WIND WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS CANCELLED THE
HIGH WIND WARNING. 

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MTZ009-010-012-014-048-290345-
/O.CON.KTFX.HW.W.0035.000000T0000Z-141129T0700Z/
NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-EASTERN GLACIER-CASCADE-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LEWIS AND CLARK-
SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...
CUT BANK...GREAT FALLS...KINGS HILL PASS...FLESHER PASS...
HELENA...LINCOLN...MACDONALD PASS...ROGERS PASS...CHOTEAU
843 AM MST FRI NOV 28 2014

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
TONIGHT...

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST TONIGHT.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL REDEVELOP 
  AROUND MIDDAY AND CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING. 

* WINDS: WEST WINDS 30 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS 55 TO 65 MPH.

* OTHER IMPACTS: DIFFICULT TRAVEL FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: CHOTEAU...BROWNING...MARIAS 
  PASS...CUT BANK...GREAT FALLS...KINGS HILL PASS... FLESHER 
  PASS...HELENA...LINCOLN...MACDONALD PASS... ROGERS PASS. 

* 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 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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