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Urgent Weather Messages

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WWUS75 KBYZ 212215
NPWBYZ

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
315 PM MST FRI NOV 21 2014

MTZ065-222100-
/O.NEW.KBYZ.WI.Y.0026.141122T0500Z-141122T2100Z/
LIVINGSTON AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...LIVINGSTON
315 PM MST FRI NOV 21 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 PM MST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 PM MST
SATURDAY. 

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

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE IN STRENGTH THIS EVENING AND BECOME
  VERY STRONG LATE TONIGHT. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED LATE
  TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL DECREASE BY MID
  AFTERNOON SATURDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 65
  MPH ARE EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

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MTZ066-222100-
/O.NEW.KBYZ.WI.Y.0026.141122T0500Z-141122T2100Z/
BEARTOOTH FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FISHTAIL...MCLEOD
315 PM MST FRI NOV 21 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 PM MST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 PM MST
SATURDAY. 

* IMPACTS...HIGH PROFILE AND LIGHT WEIGHT VEHICLE WILL BE HARD TO
  CONTROL IN DANGEROUS CROSSWINDS.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE IN STRENGTH THIS EVENING AND BECOME
  VERY STRONG LATE TONIGHT. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED LATE
  TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL DECREASE BY MID
  AFTERNOON SATURDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 65
  MPH ARE EXPECTED. STRONG WINDS WILL OCCUR ALONG  THE STILLWATER
  RIVER AND WEST ROSEBUD CREEK VALLEYS. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE
  EXPECTED FROM NYE TO THE STILLWATER MINE SOUTH OF NYE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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WWUS75 KMSO 211035
NPWMSO

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
335 AM MST FRI NOV 21 2014


IDZ007-008-221200-
/O.NEW.KMSO.WI.Y.0024.141122T0200Z-141122T2000Z/
OROFINO/GRANGEVILLE REGION-LOWER HELLS CANYON/SALMON RIVER REGION-
335 AM MST FRI NOV 21 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON PST
SATURDAY 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 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON PST SATURDAY. 

* IMPACTS/TIMING: STRONG GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
  TONIGHT AND COULD AFFECT HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. WINDS ARE
  EXPECTED TO DECREASE SATURDAY MORNING BUT WILL REMAIN BREEZY
  INTO THE AFTERNOON.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 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 220506
NPWTFX

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
1006 PM MST FRI NOV 21 2014

MTZ015-221715-
/O.EXB.KTFX.HW.W.0033.000000T0000Z-141122T2100Z/
MADISON-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...NORRIS HILL
1006 PM MST FRI NOV 21 2014

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM MST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A HIGH
WIND WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM MST SATURDAY. 

* TIMING: PERIODS OF STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL IMPACT LOCATIONS
  NEAR NORRIS HILL THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. 

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH...WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH
  AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS: STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT FOR HIGH
  PROFILE VEHICLES.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: NORRIS HILL

* 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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MTZ009-048-221715-
/O.CON.KTFX.HW.W.0033.000000T0000Z-141123T0500Z/
NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...
CHOTEAU
1006 PM MST FRI NOV 21 2014

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM MST SATURDAY...

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM MST SATURDAY. 

* TIMING: PERIODS OF STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL IMPACT 
  LOCATIONS ALONG THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT THROUGH SATURDAY 
  EVENING. THE STRONGEST AND MOST WIDESPREAD WINDS ARE EXPECTED 
  SATURDAY AFTERNOON. 

* WINDS: WESTERLY WINDS 35 TO 50 MPH...WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH 
  AT TIMES. 

* IMPACTS: STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT FOR HIGH 
  PROFILE VEHICLES...ESPECIALLY ALONG NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED 
  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: CHOTEAU...BROWNING...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 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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MTZ010-221715-
/O.CON.KTFX.HW.A.0023.141122T1500Z-141123T0500Z/
EASTERN GLACIER-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...CUT BANK
1006 PM MST FRI NOV 21 2014

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM MST SATURDAY
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

A HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM MST SATURDAY
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. 

* TIMING: STRONG WINDS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS EASTERN GLACIER 
  COUNTY ON SATURDAY...WITH THE PERIOD OF STRONGEST WINDS ON 
  SATURDAY AFTERNOON. 

* WINDS: WESTERLY WINDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH...WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 
  MPH ARE POSSIBLE. 

* IMPACTS: STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT FOR HIGH 
  PROFILE VEHICLES.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: CUT BANK

* 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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