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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
255 PM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

IDZ006-009-010-MTZ002-006-007-043-312100-
/O.NEW.KMSO.WS.A.0007.141101T1800Z-141103T0000Z/
SOUTHERN CLEARWATER MOUNTAINS-WESTERN LEMHI COUNTY-
EASTERN LEMHI COUNTY-WEST GLACIER REGION-
BITTERROOT/SAPPHIRE MOUNTAINS-BUTTE/BLACKFOOT REGION-
POTOMAC/SEELEY LAKE REGION-
255 PM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL MAKE FOR DIFFICULT TRAVEL
  OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES. HIGH ELEVATION VALLEYS IN SOUTHWEST
  MONTANA WILL ALSO RECEIVE ACCUMULATING SNOW IMPACTING TRAVEL. TIMING
  FOR THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS IS LATE SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4-8 INCHES ABOVE 4500 FEET, LOCALLY MORE IN
  THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...DIXIE...HIGHWAY 12 LOWELL TO LOLO
  PASS...BANNOCK PASS...HIGHWAY 93 LOST TRAIL PASS TO
  GIBBONSVILLE...ESSEX...HIGHWAY 83 BIGFORK TO SWAN LAKE...MARIAS
  PASS...HIGHWAY 93 SULA TO LOST TRAIL PASS...LOLO
  PASS...BUTTE...GEORGETOWN LAKE...MACDONALD PASS...HIGHWAY 83
  SEELEY LAKE TO CONDON...I-90 DRUMMOND TO DEERLODGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$




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