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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
complete document.
 
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WWUS75 KGGW 221744
NPWGGW

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
1144 AM MDT WED OCT 22 2014

MTZ016-017-021.023-230000-
/O.NEW.KGGW.LW.Y.0046.141022T1744Z-141023T0000Z/
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PHILLIPS-CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VALLEY-
PETROLEUM-GARFIELD-MCCONE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MALTA...SACO...GLASGOW...FORT PECK...
HINSDALE...FRAZER...WINNETT...JORDAN...CIRCLE
1144 AM MDT WED OCT 22 2014

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR
FORT PECK LAKE...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GLASGOW HAS ISSUED A LAKE WIND
ADVISORY FOR FORT PECK LAKE...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
THIS AFTERNOON. 

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...WEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

* IMPACTS...THESE WINDS WILL MAKE OPEN WATERS OF THE LAKE ROUGH 
  AND HAZARDOUS...AND MAY RESULT IN HIGH WAVES WHICH MAY TIP 
  OR SWAMP SMALLER CRAFT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BOATERS SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION IF VENTURING ONTO FORT PECK
LAKE. FOR YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY...AVOID THE OPEN WATERS. STAY
CLOSE TO SHORE OR AROUND PROTECTED AREAS.

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WWUS75 KMSO 221949
NPWMSO

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
149 PM MDT WED OCT 22 2014


IDZ007-008-231000-
/O.NEW.KMSO.WI.Y.0022.141023T0900Z-141023T1500Z/
OROFINO/GRANGEVILLE REGION-LOWER HELLS CANYON/SALMON RIVER REGION-
149 PM MDT WED OCT 22 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM PDT THURSDAY FOR THE
CAMAS PRAIRIE...GRANGEVILLE AND HIGHWAY 95...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY FOR THE CAMAS PRAIRIE...GRANGEVILLE AND HIGHWAY 95...
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM PDT THURSDAY. 

* IMPACTS/TIMING: STRONG GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP EARLY
  THURSDAY MORNING AND COULD AFFECT HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. THOUGH
  STRONG WINDS WILL DIMINISH SOMEWHAT BY MID-MORNING, WINDS WILL
  REMAIN BREEZY INTO THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS: WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...CAMAS PRAIRIE...GRANGEVILLE AND 
  VICINITY...HIGHWAY 95 SLATE CREEK TO RIGGINS...WHITE BIRD 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 221902
NPWTFX

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
102 PM MDT WED OCT 22 2014

MTZ009-048-231100-
/O.NEW.KTFX.HW.A.0020.141024T0000Z-141024T1800Z/
NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...
CHOTEAU
102 PM MDT WED OCT 22 2014

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A HIGH
WIND WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING. 

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: STRONG WINDS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE ROCKY
  MOUNTAIN FRONT BEGINNING ON THURSDAY EVENING AND THEN CONTINUING
  THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

* WINDS: SUSTAINED WEST WINDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH...WITH GUSTS NEAR
  65 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

* OTHER IMPACTS: THE STRONG WINDS COULD CREATE DIFFICULT DRIVING
  CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: CHOTEAU...BROWNING AND MARIAS 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 WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

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