High Winds Expected Thursday and Friday

We can expect mild temperatures both Thursday and Friday, but gusty winds will be the reason for our warm readings.  A high wind warning for the RM Front for high-profile vehicles as well.

National Weather Service Weather Story

NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-EASTERN GLACIER-
SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...
CUT BANK...CHOTEAU
311 PM MST WED NOV 9 2011

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 5 AM MST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A HIGH
WIND WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 5 AM
MST SATURDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE ALONG THE ROCKY
  MOUNTAIN FRONT LATE TONIGHT AND THEN SPREAD INTO EASTERN GLACIER
  COUNTY ON THURSDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.
  STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED ON FRIDAY. WINDS COULD DECREASE
  FOR A WHILE THURSDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS: WEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH ARE
  EXPECTED THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH
  ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH FAVORED MOUNTAIN PASSES AND CANYONS.

* OTHER IMPACTS: TRAVELERS WITH HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD USE
  EXTREME CAUTION WHILE TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY ON NORTH-SOUTH
  ORIENTED HIGHWAYS SUCH AS U.S. 89 AND ALONG HIGHWAY 2 FROM CUT
  BANK TO MARIAS PASS. SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE REDUCED
  VISIBILITIES AND SLIPPERY ROADWAYS THURSDAY NIGHT INTO
  FRIDAY...PARTICULARLY THROUGH MOUNTAIN PASSES INCLUDING MARIAS
  PASS.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: CUT BANK...CHOTEAU...BROWNING...
  MARIAS 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.

By this weekend a couple of cold front moves through our area and temperatures cool down sharply. We also have a pretty fair chance of seeing some rain and snow mixed, changing to snow as it cools off at night.

Have a great evening!

Fred

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