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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
417 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

MTZ009-010-012>014-044-046-048>051-031200-
/O.CON.KTFX.WW.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-150303T1200Z/
NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-EASTERN GLACIER-CASCADE-CHOUTEAU-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LEWIS AND CLARK-TOOLE-EASTERN PONDERA-
SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-EASTERN TETON-JUDITH BASIN-FERGUS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...
CUT BANK...GREAT FALLS...KINGS HILL PASS...BIG SANDY...
FORT BENTON...FLESHER PASS...HELENA...LINCOLN...MACDONALD PASS...
ROGERS PASS...SHELBY...CONRAD...CHOTEAU...FAIRFIELD...STANFORD...
LEWISTOWN...LEWISTOWN DIVIDE
417 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST
TUESDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST TUESDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: OCCASIONAL LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL
  CONTINUE ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL AND CENTRAL MONTANA THROUGH THIS
  EVENING...DIMINISHING OVERNIGHT. GUSTY NORTH WINDS WITH
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL ALSO CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
  EVENING... DIMINISHING OVERNIGHT. THIS WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS
  TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 2 INCHES OVER THE PLAINS
  AND IN THE VALLEYS OVERNIGHT...WITH ANOTHER 3 TO 5 INCHES IN
  THE MOUNTAINS.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY: GUSTY NORTH WINDS AT 20 TO 25 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 40 MPH WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN ONE MILE
  AT TIMES IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...MAINLY THROUGH THIS
  EVENING.

* TEMPERATURE AND WIND CHILL: TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE
  SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO OVERNIGHT...WITH CONTINUED WINDY
  CONDITIONS...WILL CREATE WIND CHILL VALUES OF 15 BELOW ZERO
  TO 25 BELOW ZERO TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* OTHER IMPACTS: WET ROADS WILL BECOME ICY THIS EVENING...
  CAUSING FURTHER DRIVING HAZARDS ACROSS THE AREA.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: FAIRFIELD...CHOTEAU...STANFORD...
  LEWISTOWN...LEWISTOWN DIVIDE...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...
  SHELBY...BIG SANDY...FORT BENTON...CONRAD...CUT BANK...
  GREAT FALLS...KINGS HILL PASS...FLESHER PASS...HELENA...
  LINCOLN... MACDONALD PASS...ROGERS PASS.

* TO SEE A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THIS HAZARD PLEASE VISIT
  OUR WEB PAGE AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB.

* TO SEE A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THE DEGREE OF STRESS ON
  YOUNG LIVESTOCK PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB PAGE AND CLICK ON THE C
  A N L LINK ON THE LEFT.

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.

FOR SPECIFIC ROAD AND TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN MONTANA...DIAL 5 1 1.

&&

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