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More SEVERE Winter Weather Through The Weekend November 19, 2010

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
358 AM MST FRI NOV 19 2010

MTZ015-055-192230-
/O.EXT.KTFX.WS.W.0015.000000T0000Z-101121T1200Z/
MADISON-GALLATIN-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...ENNIS...NORRIS HILL...
RAYNOLDS PASS...TWIN BRIDGES...BATTLE RIDGE PASS...BOZEMAN...
BOZEMAN PASS...TARGHEE PASS...WEST YELLOWSTONE
358 AM MST FRI NOV 19 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST SUNDAY...

THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST SUNDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AND WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES OVER HIGHER
  TERRAIN.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 FEET ARE
  EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES
  LIKELY IN THE VALLEYS.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY: WINDS WILL BECOME EASTERLY ON FRIDAY AND
  CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. OCCASIONAL GUSTY WINDS WILL CAUSE
  AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW PARTICULARLY WITHIN FAVORED
  CANYONS AND MOUNTAIN PASSES. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO
  LESS THAN ONE HALF OF A MILE AT TIMES...PARTICULARLY DURING
  HEAVIER SNOWFALL.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: BATTLE RIDGE PASS...BOZEMAN...
  BOZEMAN PASS...TARGHEE PASS...WEST YELLOWSTONE...ENNIS...
  NORRIS HILL...RAYNOLDS PASS...TWIN BRIDGES

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND
WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

FOR SPECIFIC ROAD AND TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN MONTANA...DIAL 5 1 1.
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
358 AM MST FRI NOV 19 2010

MTZ011>014-047-050>054-192230-
/O.EXB.KTFX.WW.Y.0039.101120T0700Z-101121T1200Z/
HILL-CASCADE-CHOUTEAU-CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LEWIS AND CLARK-BLAINE-
JUDITH BASIN-FERGUS-JEFFERSON-BROADWATER-MEAGHER-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...HAVRE...GREAT FALLS...
KINGS HILL PASS...BIG SANDY...FORT BENTON...FLESHER PASS...
HELENA...LINCOLN...MACDONALD PASS...ROGERS PASS...CHINOOK...
STANFORD...JUDITH GAP...LEWISTOWN...LEWISTOWN DIVIDE...BOULDER...
BOULDER HILL...ELK PARK PASS...HOMESTAKE PASS...WHITEHALL...
TOWNSEND...WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS
358 AM MST FRI NOV 19 2010

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
5 AM MST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 5 AM MST SUNDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: SNOW WILL DEVELOP FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE
  MOUNTAINS AND BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD OVER THE PLAINS ON
  SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES
  ARE EXPECTED IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...WITH SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
  OF 2 TO 5 INCHES EXPECTED OVER LOWER ELEVATIONS.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY: WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHEAST AND LOCALLY
  GUSTY FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. GUSTY WINDS WILL CAUSE AREAS OF
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...PARTICULARLY IN BROAD OPEN AREAS AND
  MOUNTAIN PASSES. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE
  HALF OF A MILE AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* OTHER IMPACTS: THE COMBINATION OF BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES AND
  WINDS WILL CREATE WIND CHILL VALUES OF 10 TO 20 BELOW ZERO.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: BIG SANDY...FORT BENTON...WHITE
  SULPHUR SPRINGS...STANFORD...JUDITH GAP...LEWISTOWN...
  LEWISTOWN DIVIDE...BOULDER...BOULDER HILL...ELK PARK PASS...
  HOMESTAKE PASS...WHITEHALL...CHINOOK...HAVRE...GREAT FALLS...
   KINGS HILL PASS...TOWNSEND...FLESHER PASS...HELENA...
  LINCOLN...MACDONALD PASS...ROGERS PASS

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

FOR SPECIFIC ROAD AND TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN MONTANA...DIAL 5 1 1.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
358 AM MST FRI NOV 19 2010

MTZ008-192230-
/O.EXT.KTFX.WW.Y.0039.000000T0000Z-101121T1200Z/
BEAVERHEAD-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BIG HOLE PASS...
CHIEF JOSEPH PASS...DILLON...MONIDA PASS
358 AM MST FRI NOV 19 2010

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST SUNDAY...

THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
SUNDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: LIGHT SNOW WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD
  TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT. HEAVIEST
  SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES WILL
  OCCUR IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8
  INCHES IN THE VALLEYS.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY: WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHEAST AND LOCALLY
  GUSTY FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. GUSTY WINDS WILL CAUSE AREAS OF
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW PARTICULARLY THROUGH FAVORED CANYONS
  AND MOUNTAIN PASSES. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN
  ONE HALF OF A MILE AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: BIG HOLE PASS...CHIEF JOSEPH
  PASS...DILLON...MONIDA PASS

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

FOR SPECIFIC ROAD AND TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN MONTANA...DIAL 5 1 1.

&&

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
306 AM MST FRI NOV 19 2010

MTZ006-007-191800-
/O.NEW.KMSO.WW.Y.0115.101120T1800Z-101121T0600Z/
BITTERROOT/SAPPHIRE MOUNTAINS-BUTTE/BLACKFOOT REGION-
306 AM MST FRI NOV 19 2010

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM MST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM MST SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: SNOW WILL BE DEVELOPING SATURDAY MORNING
  BECOMING MODERATE AT TIMES DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
  EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL ALSO BE INCREASING 15 TO 25 MPH
  WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 35 MPH CAUSING BLOWING SNOW...REDUCED
  VISIBILITIES AND BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 5 INCHES BY SATURDAY EVENING.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...HIGHWAY 93 SULA TO LOST TRAIL
  PASS...LOLO PASS...BUTTE...GEORGETOWN LAKE...HIGHWAY 12
  GARRISON TO ELLISTON...HOMESTAKE PASS...MACDONALD PASS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...BLOWING
SNOW...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE
PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE
CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. VERY COLD WIND CHILLS ARE ALSO EXPECTED
WHICH COULD LEAD TO FROST BITE OR HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE
NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT
AND GLOVES.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
306 AM MST FRI NOV 19 2010

MTZ005-191800-
/O.NEW.KMSO.WC.Y.0004.101120T0600Z-101121T1800Z/
MISSOULA/BITTERROOT VALLEYS-
306 AM MST FRI NOV 19 2010

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM
MST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM
MST SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD TEMPERATURES AND
  GUSTY EAST WINDS WILL RESULT IN BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS
  THROUGH HELLGATE CANYON AND INTO THE MISSOULA VALLEY BY EARLY
  SATURDAY MORNING. STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR IN THE UNIVERSITY
  AREA BECOMING 15 TO 25 MPH SUSTAINED WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH BY
  SATURDAY MORNING...THEN CONTINUING INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

* WIND CHILL VALUES: WIND CHILL READINGS OF 10 BELOW TO 20 BELOW
  ZERO CAN BE EXPECTED.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...MISSOULA VALLEY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES.

&&
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