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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
517 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

MTZ029>039-057-058-WYZ099-220430-
MUSSELSHELL-TREASURE-NORTHERN ROSEBUD-CUSTER-FALLON-
NORTHERN STILLWATER-YELLOWSTONE-POWDER RIVER-CARTER-
SOUTHERN BIG HORN-EASTERN CARBON-NORTHERN BIG HORN-
SOUTHERN ROSEBUD-SHERIDAN FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROUNDUP...HYSHAM...COLSTRIP...FORSYTH...
MILES CITY...BAKER...COLUMBUS...ABSAROKEE...BILLINGS...BROADUS...
EKALAKA...PRYOR...LODGE GRASS...BRIDGER...JOLIET...HARDIN...
CROW AGENCY...LAME DEER...SHERIDAN
517 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

A STRONG DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA TODAY THROUGH
MONDAY. VERY GUSTY WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP BY THIS
AFTERNOON ACROSS THE AREA. A FEW GUSTS AROUND 60 MPH WILL BE
POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE HIGHER RIDGES. IN ADDITION...RAIN
AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. SOME OF THIS
PRECIPITATION MAY BE IN THE FORM OF FREEZING RAIN THIS MORNING FOR
AREAS MAINLY EAST OF BILLINGS.

A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL BE OVER THE DAKOTAS ON MONDAY
RESULTING IN CONTINUED GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS. WIND GUSTS AROUND 50
MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE. IN ADDITION...AREAS OF SNOW...MAINLY ALONG
AND EAST OF A HYSHAM TO SHERIDAN LINE...CAN BE EXPECTED.
ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ALONG WITH BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED
VISIBILITIES WILL BE POSSIBLE.


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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
412 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

MTZ028>042-056>058-063>068-WYZ098-099-221115-
SOUTHERN WHEATLAND-MUSSELSHELL-TREASURE-NORTHERN ROSEBUD-CUSTER-
FALLON-NORTHERN STILLWATER-YELLOWSTONE-POWDER RIVER-CARTER-
SOUTHERN BIG HORN-EASTERN CARBON-NORTHERN PARK-
NORTHERN SWEET GRASS-GOLDEN VALLEY-RED LODGE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN BIG HORN-SOUTHERN ROSEBUD-JUDITH GAP-PARADISE VALLEY-
LIVINGSTON AREA-BEARTOOTH FOOTHILLS-ABSAROKA/BEARTOOTH MOUNTAINS-
CRAZY MOUNTAINS-NORTHEAST BIGHORN MOUNTAINS-SHERIDAN FOOTHILLS-
412 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
MONTANA...SOUTH CENTRAL MONTANA...SOUTHEAST MONTANA AND NORTH
CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE LIVINGSTON...NYE
AND BIG TIMBER AREAS THROUGH TONIGHT. IN ADDITION...STRONG WEST TO
NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS ALL OF THE LOWER ELEVATIONS
THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT WHERE GUSTS TO 50 MPH WILL BE
POSSIBLE. HOWEVER...THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED FROM
HARLOWTON TO JUDITH GAP. SOME LIGHT FREEZING RAIN WILL ALSO BE
POSSIBLE THIS MORNING FROM TREASURE COUNTY EASTWARD.
ELSEWHERE...PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL IMPACT THE BEARTOOTH
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS THROUGH TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE LIVINGSTON...NYE
AND BIG TIMBER AREAS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. IN ADDITION...STRONG
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS ALL OF THE LOWER
ELEVATIONS DURING THE DAY MONDAY WHERE GUSTS TO 50 MPH WILL BE
POSSIBLE. HOWEVER...THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED FROM
HARLOWTON TO JUDITH GAP MONDAY MORNING. ELSEWHERE...PERIODS OF
HEAVY SNOW WILL IMPACT THE BEARTOOTH ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING. SOME SNOW WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE ACROSS EASTERN
MONTANA ON MONDAY WHERE 1 TO 2 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE.

ANOTHER ROUND OF STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY FOR AREAS AROUND LIVINGSTON AND NYE.

A STORM SYSTEM MAY IMPACT THE REGION OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY.
TIMING IS UNCERTAIN WITH A PERIOD OF SNOWFALL POSSIBLE FROM NOON
WEDNESDAY THROUGH CHRISTMAS DAY. IT IS TOO EARLY TO PIN POINT SNOW
AMOUNTS BUT PEOPLE PLANNING TO TRAVEL ANY TIME FROM WEDNESDAY
THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND SHOULD CHECK THE LATEST FORECAST BEFORE
SETTING OUT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

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