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Special Weather Statement

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WWUS85 KBYZ 222331
SPSBYZ

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
531 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2014
 
MTZ028-042-063-068-230015-
SOUTHERN WHEATLAND MT-CRAZY MOUNTAINS MT-GOLDEN VALLEY MT-
JUDITH GAP MT-
531 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHERN SWEET GRASS...WHEATLAND
AND SOUTHWESTERN GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTIES UNTIL 615 PM MDT...

AT 529 PM MDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 10
MILES SOUTHWEST OF HARLOWTON...MOVING NORTH AT 50 MPH.

WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM ALONG WITH 
OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
HARLOWTON...JUDITH GAP AND TWODOT. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

OCCASIONAL 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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A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM MDT
TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTH CENTRAL MONTANA.

LAT...LON 4669 10982 4669 10946 4621 10956 4628 11028
      4669 11025 4673 11020 4672 11012 4675 11010
      4675 10996
TIME...MOT...LOC 2329Z 180DEG 45KT 4638 11004 

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RICHMOND


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WWUS85 KMSO 222037
SPSMSO

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
237 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

MTZ007-222130-
BUTTE/BLACKFOOT REGION-
237 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EASTERN GRANITE...SILVER BOW AND
DEER LODGE COUNTIES UNTIL 330 PM MDT...

AT 236 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM 18 MILES SOUTHWEST OF DIVIDE...OR 27 MILES
NORTHWEST OF DILLON...MOVING NORTH AT 50 MPH.

HAIL UP TO ONE-HALF INCH IN DIAMETER AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE
EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM...ALONG WITH FREQUENT DANGEROUS LIGHTNING.

LOCATIONS NEAR THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE...BUTTE...ANACONDA...
DIVIDE...SILVER BOW...GREGSON HOT SPRINGS...WALKERVILLE...WEST
VALLEY...WARM SPRINGS...GALEN...MELROSE...DEWEY...FISHTRAP...
JANNEY...NEWCOMB...RAMSAY...NISSLER...CRACKERVILLE...OPPORTUNITY...
LOST CREEK AND GEORGETOWN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES YOUR AREA...GO INDOORS AND STAY
AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE...MOVE TO A WELL
PROTECTED AREA.

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LAT...LON 4575 11250 4567 11255 4562 11270 4575 11278
      4580 11300 4588 11312 4587 11320 4581 11330
      4626 11328 4625 11258 4619 11257 4619 11251
      4613 11251 4603 11243 4585 11241 4575 11219
TIME...MOT...LOC 2037Z 185DEG 42KT 4555 11294

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ZUMPFE





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WWUS85 KTFX 222228
SPSTFX

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
428 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

MTZ012-014-053-054-222315-
BROADWATER MT-CASCADE MT-CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LEWIS AND CLARK
MT-MEAGHER MT-
428 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR EASTERN LEWIS AND CLARK...WESTERN
MEAGHER...CENTRAL CASCADE AND NORTHEASTERN BROADWATER COUNTIES UNTIL
515 PM MDT...

AT 425 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 15 MILES NORTHEAST
OF EAST HELENA TO 20 MILES WEST OF WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS TO 14 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS...AND MOVING NORTH AT 45 MPH.

WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS...ALONG WITH 
HEAVY RAIN AND FREQUENT DANGEROUS LIGHTNING. HAIL UP TO PEA SIZE IS 
ALSO POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
   CASCADE...

IF THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES YOUR AREA...TAKE SHELTER IN A
STURDY BUILDING.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM MDT
TUESDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHWEST MONTANA.

LAT...LON 4744 11188 4728 11133 4699 11084 4623 11099
      4656 11131 4673 11185
TIME...MOT...LOC 2228Z 178DEG 40KT 4680 11173 4667 11131
          4641 11107

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COULSTON







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