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Winter Storm Warning/Watch/Advisory

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WWUS45 KGGW 191703

WSWGGW



URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Glasgow MT

1003 AM MST Tue Feb 19 2019





MTZ016.027-059.062-191815-

/O.EXP.KGGW.WC.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-190219T1700Z/

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, 

and Culbertson

1003 AM MST Tue Feb 19 2019



...WIND CHILL ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED...



Light winds and warming temperatures are resulting in rising wind

chill values this morning. Wind chills will continue to improve 

into early afternoon. Therefore the wind chill advisory has been 

allowed to expire.



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WWUS45 KMSO 191831

WSWMSO



URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Missoula MT

1131 AM MST Tue Feb 19 2019



IDZ008-201845-

/O.UPG.KMSO.WS.A.0004.190220T0000Z-190221T0000Z/

/O.EXA.KMSO.WS.W.0007.190220T0000Z-190221T0000Z/

Lower Hells Canyon/Salmon River Region-

1031 AM PST Tue Feb 19 2019



...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO

4 PM PST WEDNESDAY...



* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6

  inches expected. Higher amounts of up to 8 inches expected for 

  White Bird Grade.



* WHERE...Lower Hells Canyon/Salmon River Region.



* WHEN...From 4 PM this afternoon to 4 PM PST Wednesday.



* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Blowing and drifting of snow will develop

  over Whitebird Hill overnight. Travel could be very difficult.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather

conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you

must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your

vehicle in case of an emergency. 



The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can

be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



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IDZ007-201845-

/O.CON.KMSO.WS.W.0007.190220T0000Z-190221T0000Z/

Orofino/Grangeville Region-

1031 AM PST Tue Feb 19 2019



...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS

AFTERNOON TO 4 PM PST WEDNESDAY...



* WHAT...Moderate to heavy snow expected. Total snow 

  accumulations of up to 6 inches with isolated higher amounts 

  for Orofino to Lowell. 3 to 6 inches expected for Grangeville 

  and vicinity, where increasing southwesterly winds will 

  decrease snow amounts and reduce visibility due to blowing and 

  drifting snow.



* WHERE...Camas Prairie, Grangeville and vicinity, Orofino, and 

  Greer Grade.



* WHEN...From 4 PM this afternoon to 4 PM PST Wednesday.



* Wind...Southwesterly winds gusting up to 30 to 35 mph for 

  Grangeville and vicinity.



* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather

conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you

must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your

vehicle in case of an emergency. 



The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can

be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



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MTZ001-201845-

/O.EXB.KMSO.WW.Y.0024.190220T0000Z-190221T0400Z/

Kootenai/Cabinet Region-

1131 AM MST Tue Feb 19 2019



...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO

9 PM MST WEDNESDAY...



* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 3 inches

  expected. Gusty east winds and moderate to heavy snow showers

  are possible Wednesday afternoon and evening.



* WHERE...Highway 2 Kalispell to Libby, Highway 37 Eureka to 

  Libby, Highway 56 Bull Lake Road, and Highway 93 Eureka to 

  Whitefish.



* WHEN...From 5 PM this afternoon to 9 PM MST Wednesday.



* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will

cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads

and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. 



The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can

be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



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MTZ002-003-201845-

/O.EXB.KMSO.WW.Y.0024.190220T0000Z-190221T0400Z/

West Glacier Region-Flathead/Mission Valleys-

1131 AM MST Tue Feb 19 2019



...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO

9 PM MST WEDNESDAY...



* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches

  expected with higher amounts of 4 to 7 inches along the east

  side of Flathead Lake and along Highway 2. Gusty east winds and

  periods of moderate to heavy snow are expected Wednesday

  afternoon and evening.



* WHERE...Bad Rock Canyon, Essex, Highway 83 Bigfork to Swan 

  Lake, Marias Pass, Polebridge, Flathead Lake, Flathead Valley, 

  Mission Valley, and Polson.



* WHEN...From 5 PM this afternoon to 9 PM MST Wednesday.



* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will

cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads

and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. 



The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can

be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



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MTZ005-006-043-201845-

/O.EXB.KMSO.WW.Y.0024.190220T0000Z-190221T0400Z/

Missoula/Bitterroot Valleys-Bitterroot/Sapphire Mountains-

Potomac/Seeley Lake Region-

1131 AM MST Tue Feb 19 2019



...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO

9 PM MST WEDNESDAY...



* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches

  expected with higher amounts of around 6 inches over Lolo and 

  Lost Trail passes. Gusty east winds and moderate to heavy snow 

  showers are possible Wednesday afternoon and evening.





* WHERE...Bitterroot Valley, Missoula, Highway 93 Sula to Lost 

  Trail Pass, Lolo Pass, Highway 200 Bonner to Greenough, 

  Highway 83 Seeley Lake to Condon, and I-90 East Missoula to 

  Bearmouth.



* WHEN...From 5 PM this afternoon to 9 PM MST Wednesday.



* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will

cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads

and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. 



The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can

be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



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MTZ007-201845-

/O.EXB.KMSO.WW.Y.0024.190220T0300Z-190221T0400Z/

Butte/Blackfoot Region-

1131 AM MST Tue Feb 19 2019



...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO

9 PM MST WEDNESDAY...



* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches

  expected with high amounts for Georgetown Lake and MacDonald

  Pass. Gusty east winds and moderate to heavy snow showers are 

  possible Wednesday afternoon and evening.





* WHERE...Butte, Georgetown Lake, Highway 12 Garrison to 

  Elliston, Homestake Pass, and MacDonald Pass.



* WHEN...From 8 PM this evening to 9 PM MST Wednesday.



* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will

cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads

and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. 



The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can

be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



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IDZ005-201845-

/O.CON.KMSO.WW.Y.0024.190220T0000Z-190221T0000Z/

Northern Clearwater Mountains-

1031 AM PST Tue Feb 19 2019



...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS

AFTERNOON TO 4 PM PST WEDNESDAY...



* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 8 

  inches, with isolated higher amounts expected.



* WHERE...Elk River, Highway 11 Pierce to Headquarters, and 

  Pierce.



* WHEN...From 4 PM Tuesday to 4 PM PST Wednesday.



* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will

cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads

and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. 



The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can

be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



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MTZ004-201845-

/O.CON.KMSO.WW.Y.0024.190220T0000Z-190221T0000Z/

Lower Clark Fork Region-

1131 AM MST Tue Feb 19 2019



...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS

AFTERNOON TO 5 PM MST WEDNESDAY...



* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 

  inches expected. Higher amounts of 6 to 7 inches expected for 

  Lookout Pass.



* WHERE...Evaro Hill, Highway 200 Thompson Falls to Plains, 

  Highway 200 Trout Creek to Heron, and I-90 Lookout Pass to 

  Haugan.



* WHEN...From 4 PM Tuesday to 4 PM PST Wednesday.



* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will

cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads

and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. 



The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can

be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



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IDZ006-201845-

/O.CON.KMSO.WW.Y.0024.190220T0000Z-190221T0000Z/

Southern Clearwater Mountains-

1031 AM PST Tue Feb 19 2019



...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS

AFTERNOON TO 4 PM PST WEDNESDAY...



* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 8 

  inches expected. The higher amounts will be along Highway 12 

  from Lowell to Lolo Pass, with 4 to 6 inches expected for Elk 

  City and Dixie.



* WHERE...Dixie, Elk City, and Highway 12 Lowell to Lolo Pass.



* WHEN...From 4 PM Tuesday to 4 PM PST Wednesday.



* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will

cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads

and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. 



The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can

be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



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IDZ009-201845-

/O.CON.KMSO.WW.Y.0024.190220T0000Z-190221T0000Z/

Western Lemhi County-

1131 AM MST Tue Feb 19 2019



...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS

AFTERNOON TO 5 PM MST WEDNESDAY...



* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 

  inches expected.



* WHERE...Western Lemhi County including Williams Creek Summit.



* WHEN...From 4 PM Tuesday to 4 PM PST Wednesday.



* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will

cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads

and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. 



The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can

be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



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WWUS45 KTFX 192120

WSWTFX



URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Great Falls MT

220 PM MST Tue Feb 19 2019



MTZ013-044.046-051-201230-

/O.NEW.KTFX.WW.Y.0013.190220T1800Z-190221T1800Z/

Chouteau-Toole-Liberty-Eastern Pondera-Fergus-

Including Fort Benton, Carter, Big Sandy, Shelby, Sunburst, 

Chester, Whitlash, Brady, Conrad, Lewistown, Winifred, 

Lewistown Divide, and Grass Range

220 PM MST Tue Feb 19 2019



...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM WEDNESDAY TO

11 AM MST THURSDAY...



* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 

  inches expected.



* WHERE...Chouteau, Toole, Liberty, Eastern Pondera and Fergus.



* WHEN...From 11 AM Wednesday to 11 AM MST Thursday.



* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel may be difficult. Plan on slippery 

  road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce 

  visibility.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will

cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads

and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. 



The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can

be obtained by calling 5 1 1. 



To see a graphical representation of the degree of stress on

young livestock please visit our webpage and select Local

Programs then Cold Air Advisory for Newborn Livestock.



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MTZ052-053-201230-

/O.NEW.KTFX.WW.Y.0013.190220T1200Z-190221T1800Z/

Jefferson-Broadwater-

Including Montana City, Boulder, Boulder Hill, Elk Park Pass, 

Homestake Pass, Whitehall, Toston, Townsend, and Winston

220 PM MST Tue Feb 19 2019



...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM WEDNESDAY TO 11 AM

MST THURSDAY...



* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 4 

  inches expected.



* WHERE...Jefferson and Broadwater.



* WHEN...From 5 AM Wednesday to 11 AM MST Thursday.



* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel may be difficult. Plan on slippery 

  road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce 

  visibility.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will

cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads

and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. 



The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can

be obtained by calling 5 1 1. 



To see a graphical representation of the degree of stress on

young livestock please visit our webpage and select Local

Programs then Cold Air Advisory for Newborn Livestock.



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MTZ009-010-012-014-048.050-054-201230-

/O.EXT.KTFX.WW.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-190221T1800Z/

Northern Rocky Mountain Front-Eastern Glacier-Cascade-

Central and Southern Lewis and Clark-

Southern Rocky Mountain Front-Eastern Teton-Judith Basin-Meagher-

Including Logan Pass, Marias Pass, Browning, Heart Butte, 

Cut Bank, Great Falls, Cascade, Belt, Kings Hill Pass, Helena, 

Lincoln, MacDonald Pass, Rogers Pass, Bynum, Choteau, Augusta, 

Fairfield, Dutton, Raynesford, Stanford, Hobson, Martinsdale, 

and White Sulphur Springs

220 PM MST Tue Feb 19 2019



...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST

THURSDAY...



* WHAT...Drifting and blowing snow occurring. Visibility less 

  than a half mile in open areas. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

  Snow is expected. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 4 

  inches, with 4 to 8 inches expected in the mountains.



* WHERE...Portions of central, north central and west central 

  Montana.



* WHEN...Blowing and drifting snow is expected to continue through

  late tonight. Snow is expected to develop Wednesday morning and

  persist through 11 AM MST Thursday.



* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Areas of blowing snow could significantly

  reduce visibility. Drifting snow could cause some lane blockage.

  Plan on slipperyroad conditions. The cold wind chills as low 

  as 25 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as 

  little as 30 minutes.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will

cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads

and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. 



The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can

be obtained by calling 5 1 1. 



To see a graphical representation of the degree of stress on

young livestock please visit our webpage and select Local

Programs then Cold Air Advisory for Newborn Livestock.



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