High winds create hazardous driving! Peak gusts:

A high wind warning continues until tonight and winds have really been howling, especially along the Rocky Mountain Front. Here are some wind gusts reports the past 24 hours from the National Weather Service as well as the high wind warning statement:

1240 PM MST THU JAN 20 2011

GUSTS IN MPH AND TIME IN LOCAL TIME
STATION NAME              TYPE GUST DIR  TIME   DATE SUST  TIME   DATE
DEEP CREEK BFA  TFX09     RAWS   98 240 10:15 110120   78 10:15 110120
ABERDEEN HILL   BYZ38     MDOT   93 360 22:15 110119   17 11:30 110120
WATERTON GATE P AB       CAUTO   77 230 09:15 110120   46 09:00 110120
TWO MEDICINE    TFX09     MDOT   74 260 11:15 110120   48 10:45 110120
PINCHER CREEK   AB        CMTR   72 260 09:00 110120   60 09:00 110120
LIVINGSTON      BYZ65     ASOS   68 230 11:07 110120   40 12:00 110120
BROWNING        TFX09     RAWS   67 260 10:00 110120   33 10:40 110120
BLOOD TRIBE     AB       CAUTO   66 280 10:32 110120   11 17:00 110119
CUT BANK        TFX10     ASOS   64 260 10:03 110120   47 10:00 110120
BIGHORN MOUNTN  BYZ38     RAWS   60 260 10:15 110120   46 09:15 110120
PENDROY         TFX09     MDOT   59 290 10:45 110120   48 10:45 110120
GLEASON         TFX48     RAWS   57 290 09:15 110120   30 09:15 110120
LETHBRIDGE      AB        CMTR   56 240 10:00 110120   43 10:00 110120
BROWNING BFA    TFX09     RAWS   56 280 11:15 110120   36 11:15 110120
EAST LIVINGSTON BYZ67     MDOT   52 220 11:15 110120   28 11:00 110120
BROWNING_DESALL TFX09     MISC   51 260 10:40 110120   39 11:00 110120
BYNUM 14W       TFX48     MISC   51 270 09:00 110120   42 09:00 110120
ROGERS PASS     TFX48     MDOT   48 360 09:45 110120   29 06:45 110120
MONARCH CANYON  TFX12     MDOT   48 210 09:30 110120   35 09:00 110120
GREAT FALLS     TFX12     ASOS   48 210 09:18 110120   33 10:00 110120
CARDSTON        AB       CAUTO   47 270 11:44 110120   28 12:00 110120
ST. MARY        TFX09     RAWS   47 200 10:15 110120   19 10:15 110120
CROWSNEST       AB       CAUTO   46 290 08:06 110120   24 09:00 110120
MALMSTROM AFB   TFX12     ASOS   46 210 10:38 110120   34 11:00 110120
FINCASTLE       AB       CAUTO   45 240 11:51 110120    8 17:00 110119
CODY            RIW03     ASOS   45 230 08:40 110120   28 12:00 110120
BYNUM 1E        TFX49     MISC   45 270 11:40 110120   30 11:40 110120
BOW ISLAND      AB       CAUTO   44 290 11:56 110120   33 12:00 110120
LIVINGSTON WND  BYZ67     MDOT   44 200 12:15 110120   35 12:15 110120
HARLOWTON       BYZ28     AGRI   43 290 10:00 110120   23 10:00 110120
RAYMOND         AB       CAUTO   43 250 07:43 110120    4 17:00 110119
MCDONALD PASS   TFX14     MDOT   43 280 10:15 110120   32 07:45 110120
GOLF            TFX14     RAWS   43 190 11:45 110120   29 10:45 110120
BLACKFEET       TFX10     AGRI   43 270 10:00 110120   21 10:00 110120
SWEET GRASS     TFX44     MDOT   41 290 11:45 110120   36 11:45 110120
NORRIS HILL     TFX15     MDOT   41 200 11:30 110120   38 11:30 110120
MCDONLDS        GGW20     MDOT   41 350 21:45 110119   38 14:30 110119
RATTLESNAKE MTN RIW02     RAWS   40 230 10:45 110120   26 09:45 110120
GRASSY LAKE     AB       CAUTO   39 260 10:46 110120    7 17:00 110119
BZN_FEELGOOD    TFX55     MISC   39 290 04:00 110120   24 02:00 110120
DEER MTN CARBON BYZ39     RAWS   38 140 10:45 110120   25 11:45 110120
NYE_CATHEDRAL   BYZ34     MISC   38 220 10:00 110120   27 10:00 110120
DEARBORN        TFX12     MDOT   38 170 11:45 110120   28 08:30 110120
COMERTOWN       GGW19     MDOT   38 360 17:15 110119   36 17:15 110119
LOMA HILL       TFX13     MDOT   37 220 11:00 110120   26 11:15 110120
BOWMANS CORNER  TFX09     MDOT   37 220 11:15 110120   30 06:45 110120
FORT BENTON     TFX13     AWOS   37 210 12:20 110120   25 12:20 110120
ROCKGLEN        SK       CAUTO   36 310 14:00 110119   25 15:00 110119
FARMINGTON      TFX49     AGRI   36 260 09:00 110120   17 09:00 110120
EAGLE           RIW02     RAWS   36 320 09:15 110120   23 09:15 110120
BELT NEIL CK    TFX12     MSCN   36 200 11:00 110120   23 11:00 110120
REEDPOINT       BYZ66     MDOT   35 280 11:45 110120   24 11:45 110120
BOZEMAN HILL    TFX15     MDOT   35 250 02:45 110120   26 02:45 110120
PENDROY_5E      TFX49     MISC   35 260 12:20 110120   28 12:20 110120
MAPLECREEK      SK       CAUTO   34 180 10:05 110120   28 10:00 110120
ASSINIBOIA      SK       CAUTO   34 290 13:27 110119   26 14:00 110119
EAST END CYP    SK       CAUTO   34 330 14:43 110119   26 14:00 110119
ROCKY BOYS      TFX11     RAWS   34 210 11:15 110120   19 10:15 110120
HILLSBORO       BYZ39     RAWS   34 190 09:45 110120   16 08:45 110120
BOYD RIDGE      BYZ_WY98  RAWS   34 290 10:15 110120   20 09:15 110120
WEYBURN         SK       CAUTO   33 330 20:52 110119   20 17:00 110119
MILK RIVER      AB       CAUTO   33 260 11:42 110120   26 12:00 110120
SHF1-PORTABLE   RIW02     RAWS   33 240 08:15 110120   22 08:15 110120
MONIDA PASS     TFX08     MDOT   33 150 11:45 110120   30 11:45 110120
HAVRE 13SE_BULL TFX11     MSCN   33 230 12:00 110120   23 12:00 110120
GALENA          TFX52     RAWS   33 220 11:45 110120   21 11:45 110120
CHESTER_17N     TFX45     MISC   33 250 12:00 110120   27 11:00 110120
BUFFALO         UNR01     ASOS   33 320 01:51 110120   25 02:00 110120
JUDITH GAP      TFX50     MDOT   32 240 09:30 110120   24 08:30 110120
ENNIS           TFX15     AWOS   32 120 12:20 110120   26 12:20 110120
DILLON          TFX08     ASOS   32 220 11:47 110120   24 12:00 110120
YELLOW MULE     TFX55     RAWS   31 210 11:15 110120   23 11:15 110120
MALTA SOUTH     GGW16     MDOT   31 340 17:15 110119   25 16:45 110119
HAVRE           TFX11     ASOS   31 230 11:30 110120   12 11:00 110120
HELENA          TFX14     ASOS   31 280 14:53 110119   24 15:00 110119
DERBY MOUNTAIN  BYZ67     RAWS   31 240 10:15 110120   13 10:15 110120
DEARBORN        TFX14     RAWS   31 210 11:45 110120   16 11:45 110120
CRANDALL        RIW02     RAWS   31 270 10:15 110120   21 08:15 110120
VAL MARIE       SK       CAUTO   30 150 10:40 110120   20 18:00 110119
ALPHA           TFX13     RAWS   30 280 15:15 110119   18 16:15 110119
SIOUX PASS      GGW24     MDOT   30 100 15:45 110119   25 00:15 110120
MULLAN PASS     OTX04     ASOS   30 290 11:34 110120   15 11:00 110120
GLASGOW         GGW17     ASOS   30 120 11:33 110120    5 17:00 110119
SCOBEY          GGW18     AWOS   30 130 12:00 110120   24 11:00 110120
WHITE SLPHR SPG TFX54     RAWS   29 190 11:45 110120   21 10:45 110120
WICKED CREEK    BYZ67     RAWS   29 190 10:15 110120   18 09:15 110120
STEAMBOAT       BYZ35     RAWS   29 280 06:45 110120   14 06:45 110120
SF JUDITH       TFX50     RAWS   29 220 10:45 110120   16 09:45 110120
KING COULEE     GGW17     RAWS   29 310 17:45 110119   25 16:45 110119
WILLISTON       BIS09     ASOS   29 320 20:00 110119   20 20:00 110119
GINGER          TFX53     RAWS   29 300 18:15 110119   20 09:15 110120
CUSTER 1 PORT   BYZ67     RAWS   28 290 15:15 110119   17 15:15 110119
SIDNEY          GGW24     AWOS   28 280 17:00 110119   21 17:00 110119
ROAD CREEK      ID_Z32    RAWS   28 330 18:45 110119   22 17:45 110119
SIEBEN FLAT     TFX14     MDOT   28 300 15:00 110119   25 15:00 110119
ANTELOPE        TFX08     RAWS   28 300 14:15 110119   23 17:45 110119
GAS CAVES       ID_Z19    RAWS   28 330 16:45 110119   20 16:45 110119
NAVAJO          GGW20     MISC   28 320 18:40 110119   24 17:00 110119
FISHTAIL        BYZ66     RAWS   28 300 16:15 110119   17 15:15 110119
ELKHORN         TFX53     RAWS   28 310 17:45 110119   15 14:15 110119
ZORTMAN MINE    GGW60     RAWS   28 230 09:45 110120   11 10:45 110120
WHITEHALL       TFX52     RAWS   27 170 10:15 110120   15 09:15 110120
MAIN BOULDER    BYZ28     RAWS   27 140 11:15 110120    9 11:15 110120
LITTLE ROCK CK  MSO05     RAWS   27 280 15:15 110119   19 15:15 110119
FAIRFIELD       TFX48     AGRI   27 250 09:00 110120   13 09:00 110120
BURGESS         BYZ_WY98  RAWS   27 250 09:15 110120   19 08:15 110120
WILD HORSE      BYZ39     RAWS   27 250 11:45 110120   14 11:45 110120
3 MILE          ID_Z19    RAWS   26 330 17:15 110119   11 02:15 110120
MOCCASIN        TFX50     AGRI   26 300 15:00 110119   17 16:00 110119
BIG HOLE PASS   TFX08     MDOT   26 310 19:00 110119   21 13:15 110119
JEFF VLY/WHITH  TFX52     AGRI   26 240 09:00 110120   16 10:00 110120
INDIAN BUTTE    UNR12     RAWS   26 300 03:56 110120   19 03:56 110120
BRENNER         TFX08     RAWS   26 220 15:45 110119   18 15:45 110119
EUREKA          MSO02     AWOS   26 130 12:20 110120   21 12:20 110120
ONEFOUR         AB       CAUTO   25 310 14:46 110119   17 17:00 110119
US2 STATE LINE  GGW20     MDOT   25 230 00:15 110120   22 00:15 110120
US2 SACO        GGW16     MDOT   25 100 10:45 110120   21 11:15 110120
RAYNOLDS PASS   TFX15     MDOT   25 290 07:30 110120   22 08:00 110120
LINDSAY DIVIDE  GGW25     MDOT   25 270 16:30 110119   21 16:15 110119
AVON NEVADA CK  MSO43     MDOT   25 290 06:30 110120   18 21:00 110119
LEADORE CREEK   MSO_ID10  RAWS   25 340 14:45 110119   14 14:45 110119
KEVIN           TFX44     MISC   25 270 12:20 110120   21 12:20 110120
HELENA          TFX14     RAWS   25 260 19:45 110119   17 16:45 110119
LAUREL          BYZ38     AWOS   25 220 12:20 110120   16 12:00 110120
HAMILTON        MSO05     AWOS   25 170 10:20 110120   22 09:40 110120
ZONOLITE        MSO01     RAWS   24 250 20:15 110119   12 18:15 110119
CRANBROOK       BC        CMTR   24 210 08:00 110120   15 08:00 110120
W YELLOWSTONEA  TFX55     AWOS   24 230 12:20 110120    9 12:20 110120
CYPRESS HILLS   SK       CAUTO   24 310 13:05 110119   15 13:00 110119
SKULL GULCH     MSO_ID09  RAWS   24 270 17:45 110119   14 16:45 110119
RED ROCK        TFX08     RAWS   24 300 14:15 110119   19 14:15 110119
BOW ISLAND IRR  AB       CAUTO   24 250 10:50 110120    4 17:00 110119
MEDICINE LAKE   GGW19     RAWS   24 330 19:45 110119   19 19:45 110119
INVERNESS       TFX11     MDOT   24 230 10:15 110120   21 10:15 110120
INGOMAR         BYZ31     MDOT   24 340 18:15 110119   20 18:15 110119
DENTON          TFX51     MDOT   24 310 15:45 110119   20 15:15 110119
BEAVER HILL     GGW27     MDOT   24 190 16:00 110119   22 16:00 110119
BOULDER HILL    TFX14     MDOT   24 200 11:15 110120   18 11:45 110120
LEWISTOWN HAM   TFX51     MISC   24 300 17:40 110119   20 17:20 110119
LINCOLN         TFX14     RAWS   24 230 10:15 110120    8 15:15 110119
HELENA          TFX14     AGRI   24 290 16:00 110119   14 16:00 110119
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NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-EASTERN GLACIER-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LEWIS AND CLARK-TOOLE-EASTERN PONDERA-
SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...
LOGAN PASS...CUT BANK...FLESHER PASS...ROGERS PASS...SHELBY...
CONRAD...CHOTEAU
716 AM MST THU JAN 20 2011

...HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS EVENING...

THE HIGH WIND WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS
EVENING.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: STRONG AND GUSTY WEST WINDS ARE
  EXPECTED ALONG THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT AND OVER EASTERN
  GLACIER COUNTY THIS MORNING THROUGH LATE EVENING.

* WINDS: WEST WINDS OF 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH ARE
  EXPECTED. GUSTS COULD REACH 80 MPH THROUGH FAVORED MOUNTAIN
  PASSES AND CANYONS.

* OTHER IMPACTS: STRONG WINDS WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS
  FOR THOSE DRIVING HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES OR TOWING TRAILERS.
  WINDS MAY ALSO CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WITH VISIBILITIES
  REDUCED TO ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: CHOTEAU...CONRAD...BROWNING...
  MARIAS PASS...LOGAN PASS...SHELBY...CUT BANK... FLESHER
  PASS...ROGERS PASS

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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