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Winter Storm Warning/Watch/Advisory

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WWUS45 KGGW 222204
WSWGGW

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
304 PM MST SAT NOV 22 2014

.WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH GUSTING TO 40 MPH TONIGHT AND SUNDAY
COMBINED WITH AROUND AN INCH OF NEW SNOW IS EXPECTED TO LEAD TO
REDUCED VISIBILITY IN ANY AREAS RECEIVING SNOW. SNOW WILL NOT BE
HEAVY NOR CONTINUOUS...BUT WILL BLOW WITH WIND.

MTZ016.020-022.027-059.062-231100-
/O.NEW.KGGW.WW.Y.0019.141123T0600Z-141123T2100Z/
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PHILLIPS-CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VALLEY-
DANIELS-SHERIDAN-WESTERN ROOSEVELT-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...JORDAN...CIRCLE...SIDNEY...FAIRVIEW...
GLENDIVE...RICHEY...TERRY...WIBAUX...WHITEWATER...ZORTMAN...
OPHEIM...CULBERTSON
304 PM MST SAT NOV 22 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
2 PM MST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GLASGOW HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM
THIS EVENING TO 2 PM MST SUNDAY.

* TIMING...11 PM TONIGHT THROUGH 2 PM SUNDAY

* MAIN IMPACT...AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY DOWN
  TO A QUARTER MILE IN AREAS RECEIVING SNOW.

* OTHER IMPACTS...SOME TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES ARE EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND/OR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITY WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW.

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WWUS45 KMSO 230650
WSWMSO

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
1150 PM MST SAT NOV 22 2014


IDZ009-010-231700-
/O.EXT.KMSO.WW.Y.0063.000000T0000Z-141123T1700Z/
WESTERN LEMHI COUNTY-EASTERN LEMHI COUNTY-
1150 PM MST SAT NOV 22 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM MST SUNDAY...

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM MST
SUNDAY. 

* IMPACTS/TIMING: SNOW SHOWERS HAVE DEVELOPED AND WILL PERSIST
  THROUGH TONIGHT. THIS WILL CAUSE INTERMITTENT SLUSHY
  ACCUMULATIONS AND POOR VISIBILITIES AT TIMES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 3 INCHES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...SHOUP...BANNOCK PASS...HIGHWAY 28 
  TENDOY TO LONE PINE...HIGHWAY 93 LOST TRAIL PASS TO 
  GIBBONSVILLE...LEMHI PASS...SALMON

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND WIND MEANS THAT PERIODS OF
SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION
WHILE DRIVING.

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MTZ007-231700-
/O.EXT.KMSO.WW.Y.0062.000000T0000Z-141123T1700Z/
BUTTE/BLACKFOOT REGION-
1150 PM MST SAT NOV 22 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM MST SUNDAY...

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM MST
SUNDAY. 

* IMPACTS/TIMING: SNOW SHOWERS HAVE DEVELOPED AND WILL PERSIST
  THROUGH TONIGHT. THIS WILL CAUSE INTERMITTENT SLUSHY
  ACCUMULATIONS AND POOR VISIBILITIES AT TIMES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES AROUND
  GEORGETOWN LAKE...OTHERWISE GENERALLY AN INCH OR LESS. 

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...BUTTE...GEORGETOWN LAKE...HIGHWAY 
  12 GARRISON TO ELLISTON...HOMESTAKE PASS...MACDONALD PASS

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MTZ004-231700-
/O.CON.KMSO.WW.Y.0062.000000T0000Z-141124T1400Z/
LOWER CLARK FORK REGION-
1150 PM MST SAT NOV 22 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM MST
MONDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM MST
MONDAY. 

* IMPACTS/TIMING: THE SERIES OF SNOW SHOWER PRODUCERS WILL
  CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE FIRST ONGOING WAVE WILL
  CONTINUE TO PRODUCE SNOW THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. AFTER A
  BREAK MIDDAY SUNDAY... ANOTHER INCREASE IN SNOW SHOWERS WILL
  OCCUR AND CONTINUE INTO MONDAY MORNING. SOME OF THE SHOWERS
  COULD BE QUITE INTENSE CAUSING RAPID SLUSHY ACCUMULATIONS AND
  POOR VISIBILITIES. THE MAIN IMPACTS WILL BE FROM LOOKOUT PASS TO
  DE BORGIA... WITH LESSER IMPACTS TO THE LOWER VALLEYS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: TOTAL OF 3 TO 7 INCHES POSSIBLE FROM 
  LOOKOUT PASS TO HAUGAN...LESS THAN 2 INCHES IN THE LOWER 
  VALLEYS. 

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...EVARO HILL...HIGHWAY 200 THOMPSON 
  FALLS TO PLAINS...HIGHWAY 200 TROUT CREEK TO HERON...I-90 
  LOOKOUT PASS TO HAUGAN

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IDZ006-MTZ006-231700-
/O.CON.KMSO.WW.Y.0063.000000T0000Z-141124T1400Z/
SOUTHERN CLEARWATER MOUNTAINS-BITTERROOT/SAPPHIRE MOUNTAINS-
1150 PM MST SAT NOV 22 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM MST /6 AM
PST/ MONDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM MST /6 AM
PST/ MONDAY. 

* IMPACTS/TIMING: THE SERIES OF SNOW SHOWER PRODUCERS WILL
  CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE FIRST ONGOING WAVE WILL
  CONTINUE TO PRODUCE SNOW THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. AFTER A
  BREAK MIDDAY SUNDAY... ANOTHER INCREASE IN SNOW SHOWERS WILL
  OCCUR AND CONTINUE INTO MONDAY MORNING. SOME OF THE SHOWERS
  COULD BE QUITE INTENSE CAUSING RAPID SLUSHY ACCUMULATIONS AND
  POOR VISIBILITIES. THE MAIN IMPACTS WILL BE ON HIGHWAY 12 FROM
  NEAR POWELL TO LOLO PASS... THE ELK CITY AND DIXIE AREAS... AND
  ON HIGHWAY 93 FROM SULA TO LOST TRAIL PASS. THE LOWER VALLEYS
  WILL GENERALLY SEE A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: TOTAL TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING OF 4 
  TO 8 INCHES. 

*LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...DIXIE...ELK CITY...HIGHWAY 12 
  LOWELL TO LOLO PASS...HIGHWAY 93 SULA TO LOST TRAIL PASS... 
  LOLO PASS

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND WIND MEANS THAT PERIODS OF
SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION
WHILE DRIVING.

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WWUS45 KTFX 230319
WSWTFX

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
819 PM MST SAT NOV 22 2014

MTZ009-014-048-230430-
/O.CAN.KTFX.WW.Y.0047.000000T0000Z-141123T1200Z/
NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LEWIS AND CLARK-
SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...
LINCOLN
819 PM MST SAT NOV 22 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS CANCELLED THE
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY. 

ISOLATED LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT OVER THE
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT...BUT WITH LITTLE TO NO ADDITIONAL
ACCUMULATION. WATCH FOR SCATTERED ICY PATCHES ON AREA ROADWAYS.

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MTZ008-015-055-231200-
/O.CON.KTFX.WW.Y.0047.000000T0000Z-141123T1200Z/
BEAVERHEAD-MADISON-GALLATIN-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BIG HOLE PASS...
CHIEF JOSEPH PASS...MONIDA PASS...RAYNOLDS PASS...TARGHEE PASS...
WEST YELLOWSTONE
819 PM MST SAT NOV 22 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
SUNDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST SUNDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE 
  ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHWEST MONTANA THROUGH SUNDAY 
  MORNING. TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT AT TIMES THROUGH MOUNTAIN 
  PASSES. 

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: NEW SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 2 INCHES 
  ARE EXPECTED THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY: THE COMBINATION OF FALLING SNOW AND 
  GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE WIDESPREAD BLOWING SNOW...WITH 
  VISIBILITY LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES. 

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: TARGHEE PASS...WEST YELLOWSTONE...
  BIG HOLE PASS...CHIEF JOSEPH PASS...MONIDA PASS... RAYNOLDS 
  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 WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AREAS.

FOR SPECIFIC ROAD AND TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN MONTANA...DIAL 5 1 1.

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MTZ012-050-054-231200-
/O.CON.KTFX.WW.Y.0047.000000T0000Z-141123T1200Z/
CASCADE-JUDITH BASIN-MEAGHER-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...KINGS HILL PASS
819 PM MST SAT NOV 22 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
SUNDAY FOR US 89 OVER KINGS HILL PASS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR US 89 OVER KINGS HILL PASS FOR SNOW
AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST SUNDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE 
  THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING OVER KINGS HILL PASS AND THE BIG BELT 
  AND LITTLE BELT MOUNTAINS. TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT AT TIMES 
  THROUGH MOUNTAIN PASSES. 

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF UP 2 
  INCHES IS POSSIBLE THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. 

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY: THE COMBINATION OF FALLING SNOW AND 
  GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE WIDESPREAD BLOWING SNOW...WITH 
  VISIBILITY LESS THAN ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES. 

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: KINGS HILL 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 WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AREAS.

FOR SPECIFIC ROAD AND TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN MONTANA...DIAL 5 1 1.

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