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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
1217 PM MST WED JAN 28 2015

MTC109-291915-
/O.NEW.KGGW.FA.Y.0003.150128T1917Z-150129T1915Z/
/00000.N.IC.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
WIBAUX-
1217 PM MST WED JAN 28 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GLASGOW HAS ISSUED A

* SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR AN ICE JAM AND SNOW MELT...
  SOUTHEASTERN WIBAUX COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MONTANA...

* UNTIL 1215 PM MST THURSDAY

* AT 1216 PM MST...LEVELS ON THE BEAVER CREEK HAVE RISEN DUE MAINLY
TO SNOWMELT ACCORDINGLY TO WEATHER SPOTTERS. THE LEVELS ARE EXPECTED
TO GRADUALLY FALL OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS AS COOLER AIR WILL
DIMINISH MELTING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER ON COUNTRY ROADS AND
FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

&&

LAT...LON 4693 10412 4664 10413 4664 10430 4708 10425
      4722 10405 4708 10404

$$

TFJ
WEATHER.GOV/GLASGOW

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
742 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015

MTC021-290000-
/O.EXT.KGGW.FA.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-150129T0000Z/
/00000.N.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
DAWSON-
742 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GLASGOW HAS EXTENDED THE

* SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR RAIN AND MELTING SNOW IN...
  CENTRAL DAWSON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MONTANA...

* UNTIL 500 PM MST WEDNESDAY

* AT 740 AM MST...A WEATHER SPOTTER IN THE AREA REPORTED THAT THE
SEVEN MILE CREEK CONTINUES TO RUN HIGH. THIS IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
INTO THIS AFTERNOON AS WHAT LITTLE SNOW LEFT WILL MELT AND KEEP
CREEK LEVELS HIGH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH CAN BE
HAZARDOUS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS CREEK. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL
ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW
INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

&&

LAT...LON 4720 10511 4710 10475 4703 10481 4713 10513

$$

TFJ
WEATHER.GOV/GLASGOW


Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
945 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015

.A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA TODAY...BRINGING GUSTY
NORTHWEST WINDS. THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH THIS EVENING.

SDZ001-002-012>014-025-026-031-032-072-073-290100-
/O.EXT.KUNR.WI.Y.0005.150128T1800Z-150129T0600Z/
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...WALL...
PHILIP...STURGIS...UNION CENTER
945 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...VERY WINDY CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.
  THE WIND WILL DECREASE THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS...SUDDEN WIND GUSTS CAN CAUSE DRIVERS TO LOSE
  CONTROL... ESPECIALLY IN LIGHTWEIGHT OR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
  STRONG WINDS CAN CAUSE BLOWING DUST...REDUCED VISIBILITY...AND
  FLYING DEBRIS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS 30 MPH WINDS...OR GUSTS OVER 45 MPH...ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.

&&

$$

JC


Air Quality Alert


IDZ010-291630-

AIR QUALITY ALERT MESSAGE
IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IDAHO FALLS ID
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
930 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015

...AN AIR QUALITY ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY...

DUE TO INVERSIONS...THE AIR QUALITY HAS BECOME UNHEALTHY FOR
SENSITIVE GROUPS IN LEMHI COUNTY OF IDAHO INCLUDING THE CITIES OF
SALMON. THIS ADVISORY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL AIR QUALITY HAS
SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED.

THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE SENSITIVE TO INCREASED PARTICULATE OR SMOKE
LEVELS ARE ENCOURAGED TO LIMIT PROLONGED OR STRENUOUS OUTDOOR
ACTIVITY. AN INCREASE IN SYMPTOMS OF ASTHMA AND OTHER RESPIRATORY
AILMENTS ARE LIKELY. YOUR COOPERATION IS APPRECIATED.

ANOTHER STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED ABOUT 9 AM MST THURSDAY UNLESS
CONDITIONS IMPROVE AND THE ADVISORY IS NO LONGER NEEDED.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE ACCESS THE DEPARTMENTS
WEBSITE AT.../USE ALL LOWER CASE/...
HTTP://WWW.DEQ.IDAHO.GOV/AIR-QUALITY.ASPX

THIS STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE DEQ AIR QUALITY ANALYST...AIR QUALITY
DIVISION...IDAHO FALLS IDAHO. CONTACT AT 208 528 2650.



$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1243 PM CST WED JAN 28 2015

NDZ001>005-009>013-017>023-025-031>037-040>048-050-051-291845-
DIVIDE-BURKE-RENVILLE-BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-WILLIAMS-MOUNTRAIL-WARD-
MCHENRY-PIERCE-MCKENZIE-DUNN-MERCER-OLIVER-MCLEAN-SHERIDAN-WELLS-
FOSTER-GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-STARK-MORTON-BURLEIGH-KIDDER-
STUTSMAN-SLOPE-HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-SIOUX-EMMONS-LOGAN-
LA MOURE-MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
1243 PM CST WED JAN 28 2015 /1143 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA...NORTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA...SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH
DAKOTA...SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA AND SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

BREEZY NORTHWEST WINDS WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH WILL CREATE DIFFICULT
TRAVEL CONDITIONS TODAY...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
WINDS WILL BE HIGHEST ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

MUCH COLDER AIR WILL RETURN TO THE REGION SATURDAY THROUGH
TUESDAY. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL ACCOMPANY THE COLD AIR
SATURDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...MAINLY OVER THE WESTERN HALF OF
NORTH DAKOTA. WIND CHILLS TO 25 BELOW WILL BE POSSIBLE DURING THE
EARLY MORNING HOURS OF SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...ACROSS NORTH
CENTRAL AND INTO THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

&&

MORE WEATHER...HYDROLOGICAL AND CLIMATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND
AT WEATHER.GOV/BIS.

$$

MM

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
528 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015

MTZ028>042-056>058-063>068-WYZ098-099-291230-
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-
528 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER TODAY AND
TONIGHT IS LOW.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

AFTER A PROLONGED PERIOD OF WARM TEMPERATURES...A COLD FRONT IS
EXPECTED TO BRING TEMPERATURES IN THE 20S AND THE THREAT OF
ACCUMULATING SNOW TO THE AREA SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND ADDITIONAL CHANCES FOR SNOW MAY CONTINUE THROUGH
MUCH OF NEXT WEEK AS WELL. KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST FORECAST FOR
DETAILS ON THIS EXPECTED RETURN TO WINTER CONDITIONS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
525 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015

WYZ001>020-022>030-291300-
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-CASPER MOUNTAIN-CODY FOOTHILLS-
EAST SWEETWATER COUNTY-FLAMING GORGE-
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-JACKSON HOLE-LANDER FOOTHILLS-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-NORTH BIG HORN BASIN-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS-
ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHEAST BIG HORN BASIN-
SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHWEST BIG HORN BASIN-STAR VALLEY-
TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN-
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN FOOTHILLS-UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN-
WIND RIVER BASIN-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-
525 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 AM FOR THE TETON
AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS IN FAR WEST WYOMING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE SNOW WILL OCCUR IN THE WEST UNTIL LATE
MORNING...ENDING EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. EAST OF THE DIVIDE...AREAS
OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL OCCUR...ENDING FROM NORTH TO SOUTH BY
EVENING. PATCHY LIGHT FREEZING RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH 9 AM
ACROSS THE EASTERN BIG HORN BASIN...WHERE TEMPERATURES ARE HOVERING
AROUND FREEZING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THURSDAY...PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING...WITH VISIBILITIES AT A FEW
LOCATIONS DECREASING TO BELOW A HALF MILE...WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE
LOWER ELEVATIONS EAST OF THE DIVIDE AS WELL A IN THE JACKSON AND STAR
VALLEYS WEST.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS...OR ANY ICE
ACCUMULATION.

$$

TEAM RIVERTON

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
304 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015

SDZ001-002-012>014-024>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-WYZ054>058-
071-291400-
BENNETT-BUTTE-CENTRAL BLACK HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-HAAKON-
HARDING-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-JACKSON-MELLETTE-NORTHEASTERN CROOK-
NORTHERN BLACK HILLS-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-
NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-PERKINS-RAPID CITY-
SHANNON-SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS-SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-TODD-TRIPP-
WESTERN CROOK-WESTON-WYOMING BLACK HILLS-ZIEBACH-
304 AM MST (404 AM CST) WED JAN 28 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA AND
NORTHEASTERN WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER WILL REACH THE HIGH TO VERY HIGH
CATEGORIES ON THE WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS TODAY.

A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA TODAY BRINGING GUSTY NORTHWEST
WINDS. EXPECT NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO 50
MPH. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE ACROSS NORTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA AND
THE PLAINS EAST OF THE BLACK HILLS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

&&

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES...
OR CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/RAPIDCITY

$$


Hydrologic Outlook


HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
MTC003-009-011-017-025-037-065-067-075-087-095-097-103-107-111-
WYC033-301200-

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
453 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015

RECORD WARM TEMPERATURES OVER THE PAST WEEK HAVE MELTED OUT LOWER
ELEVATION SNOWPACK...AND HAS BEGUN TO MELT SNOWPACK OVER AREA
FOOTHILLS BELOW 7000 FEET. THIS HAS RESULTED IN INCREASING FLOWS
ON AREA STREAMS AND RIVERS...WITH INDICATIONS OF ICE JAM FORMATION
IN SOME AREAS INCLUDING ALONG THE MUSSELSHELL AND TONGUE RIVERS.
AS WATER CONTINUES TO WORK INTO AREA WATERWAYS OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS THE THREAT OF ICE JAM FORMATION AND LOCALIZED FLOODING WILL
INCREASE. THOSE WITH INTERESTS NEAR WATERWAYS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR
ICE JAM FLOODING AND TAKE PRECAUTIONS NOW TO MOVE LIVESTOCK AND
EQUIPMENT TO HIGHER GROUND.

$$

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NDZ017>021-031>036-040>047-050-282115-

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
310 PM CST TUE JAN 27 2015 /210 PM MST TUE JAN 27 2015/

...ABNORMAL RUNOFF FROM RECENT RAINFALL...

RELATIVELY LIGHT RAINS...BETWEEN A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH TO
NEAR ONE-HALF INCH FELL ACROSS THE SOUTHWESTERN QUARTER OF THE
STATE THIS PAST WEEKEND. THIS MODEST RAINFALL HAS PRODUCED
UNUSUALLY HIGH AMOUNTS OF RUNOFF. SOME STREAMS REMAIN AT LEVELS
WELL ABOVE NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. THE AFFECTED STREAMS
INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...THE KNIFE RIVER...HEART RIVER...
CANNONBALL RIVER...BEAVER CREEK NEAR LINTON...AND THE LITTLE
MISSOURI RIVER. WHILE NO REPORTS OF SIGNIFICANT FLOODING HAVE BEEN
RECEIVED...SEVERAL REPORTS OF MINOR ICE JAMS INDICATE THAT ICE IS
MOVING AT SOME LOCATIONS AND IT IS LIKELY THIS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL
LATE IN THE WEEK.

NOT ONLY ARE SMALL RIVERS AND STREAMS RUNNING HIGH...BUT SEVERAL
RESERVOIRS ARE RISING IN RESPONSE TO INCREASED INFLOW. SHORELINE
CONDITIONS AS RESERVOIR AND RIVER LEVELS RISE DETERIORATE AND CAN
POSE A SIGNIFICANT HAZARD FOR ACCESS. ANGLERS ARE URGED TO
CAREFULLY CHECK THE ICE BEFORE VENTURING OUT WITH A VEHICLE.

$$
AJS


Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
1017 AM PST WED JAN 28 2015

WAZ036-282130-
SPOKANE AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPOKANE...CHENEY...DAVENPORT...ROCKFORD
1017 AM PST WED JAN 28 2015

.NOW...
AREAS OF DENSE FOG EXIST THIS MORNING ON THE HIGHER BENCHES
AROUND THE SPOKANE AREA INCLUDING THE WEST PLAINS AND SOUTH HILL.
TRAVELERS TRANSITING THESE AREAS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR
DRAMATICALLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES. FOG WILL BEGIN TO THIN BY EARLY
AFTERNOON BUT PATCHY DENSE FOG WILL CONTINUE FOR MUCH OF THE DAY.

$$

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