Winter Weather Expected Overnight!

NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-EASTERN GLACIER-CASCADE-TOOLE-
LIBERTY-EASTERN PONDERA-BLAINE-SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
EASTERN TETON-JUDITH BASIN-FERGUS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...
LOGAN PASS...CUT BANK...GREAT FALLS...KINGS HILL PASS...SHELBY...
CHESTER...CONRAD...CHINOOK...CHOTEAU...FAIRFIELD...STANFORD...
LEWISTOWN...LEWISTOWN DIVIDE
823 PM MDT TUE MAY 4 2010

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT
WEDNESDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT
WEDNESDAY FOR MOST OF NORTH CENTRAL AND CENTRAL MONTANA.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: WIDESPREAD SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL
  CONTINUE ACROSS MOST OF NORTH CENTRAL AND CENTRAL MONTANA
  OVERNIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 5 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ARE
  EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT OVER THE PLAINS...WHILE 6 TO 10
  INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY: WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH
  WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THIS
  EVENING...WHICH WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN ONE MILE
  IN BLOWING SNOW AT TIMES AND CAUSE AREAS OF DRIFTING SNOW. THIS
  WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS...AND WILL LIKELY CAUSE
  LOCALIZED WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE
  FROM THE WEST AFTER MIDNIGHT...FOR SLOWLY IMPROVING CONDITIONS.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: FAIRFIELD...CHOTEAU...STANFORD...
  CHINOOK...CONRAD...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...LOGAN PASS...
  SHELBY...CHESTER...CUT BANK...GREAT FALLS... KINGS HILL
  PASS...LEWISTOWN...LEWISTOWN DIVIDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AREAS.
__________________________________________________________________

HILL-CHOUTEAU-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...HAVRE...BIG SANDY...
FORT BENTON
823 PM MDT TUE MAY 4 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT WEDNESDAY FOR
ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3500 FEET...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT
WEDNESDAY FOR ELEVATIONS BELOW 3500 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3500 FEET FOR HEAVY SNOW AND
BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT WEDNESDAY. A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ELEVATIONS BELOW 3500 FEET REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: WIDESPREAD SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL
  CONTINUE ACROSS HILL AND CHOUTEAU COUNTIES OVERNIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 5 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ARE
  EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT OVER THE PLAINS BELOW 3500 FEET...WHILE
  1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOWFALL ARE POSSIBLE ABOVE 3500 FEET.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY: WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH
  WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THIS
  EVENING...WHICH WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN ONE HALF
  MILE IN BLOWING SNOW AT TIMES AND CAUSE SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING OF
  SNOW. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS...AND WILL LIKELY
  CAUSE LOCALIZED WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY
  DECREASE FROM THE WEST AFTER MIDNIGHT...FOR SLOWLY IMPROVING
  CONDITIONS.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: HAVRE...BIG SANDY...FORT BENTON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW...SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE
ALSO POSSIBLE.  THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR
IMPOSSIBLE.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AREAS.
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
558 PM MDT TUE MAY 4 2010

WEST GLACIER REGION-
558 PM MDT TUE MAY 4 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED BY LATE
  TONIGHT. SOME OF THE HIGHEST PEAKS COULD ACCUMULATE UP TO 14
  INCHES OF SNOW.

* WINDS: BREEZY SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO 35 MPH THROUGH THIS EVENING MAY CREATE REDUCED VISIBILITIES
  FROM BLOWING SNOW. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DECREASE BY THIS
  EVENING.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...BAD ROCK CANYON...ESSEX...HIGHWAY
  83 BIGFORK TO SWAN LAKE...MARIAS PASS...POLEBRIDGE
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One Response to “Winter Weather Expected Overnight!”

  1. Marilyn Says:

    We are under a lake advisory or warning here, depending upon where you live. I am in Indiana, northern part of the state.

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