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Special Weather Statement

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WWUS85 KBYZ 212137
SPSBYZ

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
337 PM MDT TUE OCT 21 2014
 
MTZ028-034-040.042-056-063.068-212300-
PARADISE VALLEY MT-NORTHERN PARK MT-LIVINGSTON AREA MT-
RED LODGE FOOTHILLS MT-NORTHERN STILLWATER MT-
NORTHERN SWEET GRASS MT-JUDITH GAP MT-CRAZY MOUNTAINS MT-
GOLDEN VALLEY MT-ABSAROKA/BEARTOOTH MOUNTAINS MT-
BEARTOOTH FOOTHILLS MT-SOUTHERN WHEATLAND MT-
337 PM MDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY...

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON. WEST TO 
SOUTHWEST WINDS WITH THIS FRONT HAVE BEEN GUSTING UP TO 50 MPH IN 
THE LIVINGSTON AREA SINCE 230 PM. EXPECT WIND GUSTS OF 35 TO 50 MPH 
TO PUSH EASTWARD WITH THE FRONT...IMPACTING AREAS AS FAR EAST AS 
COLUMBUS BY 5 PM. DRIVERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR SUDDEN STRONG 
CROSSWINDS...ESPECIALLY ON NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED ROADWAYS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
LIVINGSTON...COLUMBUS...BIG TIMBER...HARLOWTON...CLYDE PARK...
RYEGATE...ABSAROKEE...JUDITH GAP...CHICO HOT SPRINGS...FRANKLIN...
RAPELJE...FISHTAIL...REED POINT...EMIGRANT...SHAWMUT...MELVILLE...
TWODOT...DEAN...SPRINGDALE AND MYSTIC LAKE.

LAT...LON 4535 11104 4535 11092 4552 11092 4552 11086
      4558 11086 4559 11080 4618 11078 4618 11028
      4671 11028 4675 10996 4669 10980 4670 10939
      4675 10939 4675 10928 4572 10920 4522 10949
      4517 11104 4518 11105
TIME...MOT...LOC 2134Z 240DEG 49KT 4584 11035 

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WWUS85 KMSO 211626
SPSMSO

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
1026 AM MDT TUE OCT 21 2014
 
MTZ007-211800-
BUTTE/BLACKFOOT REGION MT-
1026 AM MDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT...

AT 1024 AM MDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A THUNDERSTORM 15 MILES 
WEST OF DIVIDE...OR 32 MILES SOUTH OF ANACONDA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 
35 MPH.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM. THIS 
STORM HAS A HISTORY FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAIN. PONDING WATER 
ON INTERSTATE 90 AND ANY PAVED SURFACE MAY CAUSE A DRIVING HAZARD.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ANACONDA...BUTTE...SILVER BOW...WALKERVILLE...GREGSON HOT SPRINGS...
WARM SPRINGS...WEST VALLEY...DIVIDE...JANNEY...CRACKERVILLE...
GEORGETOWN...RAMSAY...LOST CREEK...OPPORTUNITY...NISSLER...NEWCOMB...
FISHTRAP AND DEWEY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 15 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

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LAT...LON 4576 11250 4568 11255 4564 11270 4575 11276
      4581 11300 4588 11310 4589 11316 4581 11334
      4576 11337 4577 11339 4583 11343 4621 11327
      4622 11257 4618 11257 4618 11251 4613 11252
      4602 11244 4589 11240 4585 11243 4575 11222
TIME...MOT...LOC 1624Z 227DEG 29KT 4567 11305 

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WWUS85 KTFX 212148
SPSTFX

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
348 PM MDT TUE OCT 21 2014

MTZ011-013-045-047-051-212245-
BLAINE MT-CHOUTEAU MT-FERGUS MT-HILL MT-LIBERTY MT-
348 PM MDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN LIBERTY...HILL...
NORTHERN FERGUS...NORTHEASTERN CHOUTEAU AND SOUTHERN BLAINE COUNTIES
UNTIL 445 PM MDT...

AT 346 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING 
A LINE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDING FROM 23 MILES 
NORTHWEST OF JOPLIN TO 7 MILES SOUTH OF WINIFRED...AND MOVING 
NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

WIND GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
   HINGHAM...
   BOX ELDER AND  GILDFORD...
   KREMLIN AND  ROCKY BOY...
   HAVRE AND  LLOYD...
   HAYS AND  CHINOOK...


LAT...LON 4901 10959 4802 10842 4797 10844 4798 10860
      4791 10864 4791 10887 4774 10888 4764 10874
      4735 10932 4888 11119 4901 11093
TIME...MOT...LOC 2148Z 231DEG 40KT 4887 11098 4748 10929

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