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Lake Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
946 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015


MTZ003-281600-
/O.NEW.KMSO.LW.Y.0001.150328T1500Z-150329T0300Z/
FLATHEAD/MISSION VALLEYS-
946 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A LAKE WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: A VIGOROUS COLD FRONT WILL CAUSE A PERIOD OF
  STRONG, GUSTY WINDS ALONG FLATHEAD LAKE, THUS IMPACTING THE
  MACK DAYS FISHING TOURNAMENT, OR ANYONE WITH PLANS TO BE OUT ON
  THE LAKE THROUGHOUT THE DAY SATURDAY.

* WINDS: SUSTAINED WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO 35 MPH POSSIBLE.

* WAVE HEIGHTS: 1 TO 2 FEET BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON, WITH THE
  GREATEST WAVE ACTIVITY EXPECTED ALONG THE EAST SIDE. CHOPPY
  CONDITIONS COULD BEGIN AS EARLY AS 6 AM MDT SATURDAY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...FLATHEAD LAKE...FLATHEAD VALLEY...
   MISSION VALLEY...POLSON

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKE WIND ADVISORY INDICATES THAT WINDS WILL CAUSE ROUGH CHOP
ON AREA LAKES. SMALL BOATS WILL BE ESPECIALLY PRONE TO CAPSIZING.

NOTE...THE EXPERIMENTAL WAVE HEIGHT FORECASTS ARE REPRESENTATIVE
OF THE MID LAKE WATERS AND DOWNWIND SHORES. WAVE HEIGHTS MAY BE
SIGNIFICANTLY LESS ON UPWIND SHORES.

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