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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
314 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL BUT STRONG STORM WILL BRING BLOWING DUST AND VERY WINDY
CONDITIONS...

.A SPRING STORM WILL ARRIVE IN EASTERN IDAHO ON SATURDAY MORNING.
WHILE IT LACKS IN MOISTURE...IT WILL COME WITH PLENTY OF WIND.
WEST TO SOUTHWEST WIND IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR
50 MPH CAN DAMAGE ROOFS...BRING DOWN POWER LINES...AND GENERATE
DUST THAT REDUCES VISIBILITY SEVERELY. RESIDENTS IN EASTERN IDAHO
SHOULD MAKE AN EFFORT TO SECURE OUTSIDE OBJECTS AND PREPARE FOR
DAMAGING WIND.

IDZ017-020-021-272200-
/O.CON.KPIH.WI.Y.0005.150328T1400Z-150328T2300Z/
EASTERN MAGIC VALLEY-UPPER SNAKE RIVER PLAIN-
LOWER SNAKE RIVER PLAIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BURLEY...RUPERT...SHOSHONE...CAREY...
IDAHO FALLS...REXBURG...RIGBY...POCATELLO...BLACKFOOT
314 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 5 PM MDT
SATURDAY...

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 5 PM MDT SATURDAY.

* TIMING...VERY WINDY CONDITIONS SHOULD DEVELOP AROUND 8 AM...
  PEAK BETWEEN 11 AM AND 3 PM...AND THEN DECREASE TO BREEZY
  CONDITIONS BY 5 PM.

* WINDS...EXPECT PEAK WINDS DURING THE DAY SATURDAY OF SOUTHWEST
  TO WEST WIND OF 30 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...THE EASTERN MAGIC VALLEY TO THE REXBURG
  AREA...WITH STRONGEST WIND EXPECTED IN THE CORRIDOR WHICH
  INCLUDES INTERSTATES 84...86...AND 15. ALSO...STRONG WIND CAN
  BE EXPECTED ALONG U S ROUTE 20 AND IN THE ARCO DESERT.

* IMPACTS...WIND OF THIS STRENGTH CAN DAMAGE ROOFS AND BRING
  DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES. BLOWING DUST FROM IDAHO FALLS TO
  REXBURG HAS OFTEN LED TO EXTREMELY LOW VISIBILITY IN BLOWING
  DUST FROM RECENTLY PLOWED AGRICULTURAL FIELDS DURING THIS TIME
  OF YEAR. IT COULD BE LOW ENOUGH THAT INTERSTATE 15 COULD BE
  CLOSED TEMPORARILY. NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY DUE TO BLOWING DUST
  CAN ALSO OCCUR ANYWHERE IN THE AREA IN A VERY LOCALIZED
  MANNER. THE VERY WINDY CONDITIONS CAN MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO
  CONTROL YOUR VEHICLE WHEN DRIVING AT FREEWAY SPEEDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$


High Wind Watch


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
343 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

MTZ009-010-044-045-048-272200-
/O.CON.KTFX.HW.A.0008.150328T0900Z-150329T0300Z/
NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-EASTERN GLACIER-TOOLE-LIBERTY-
SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...
CUT BANK...SHELBY...CHESTER...CHOTEAU
343 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

A HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT APPROACHING FROM
  THE WEST...SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE FRIDAY NIGHT
  OVER THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT AND ALONG THE HI-LINE EAST TO
  THE SWEET GRASS HILLS. WINDS WILL BECOME EVEN STRONGER OUT OF
  THE WEST SATURDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY WITH
  THE PASSAGE OF THE COLD FRONT. SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO
  SATURDAY EVENING... WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE. TRAVEL
  COULD BECOME HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE DRIVING HIGH PROFILE
  VEHICLES.

* WINDS: WESTERLY WINDS OF MOSTLY 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60
  MPH ARE POSSIBLE...BUT 35 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 75 MPH ARE
  POSSIBLE OVER HIGHER TERRAIN AND THROUGH FAVORED GAPS ALONG
  THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: CHOTEAU...CHESTER...SHELBY...
  BROWNING...MARIAS PASS...CUT BANK

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
343 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

MTZ011-013-047-050-051-272200-
/O.EXA.KTFX.HW.A.0008.150328T0900Z-150329T0300Z/
HILL-CHOUTEAU-BLAINE-JUDITH BASIN-FERGUS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...HAVRE...BIG SANDY...
FORT BENTON...CHINOOK...STANFORD...LEWISTOWN...LEWISTOWN DIVIDE
343 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A HIGH
WIND WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT APPROACHING FROM
  THE WEST...SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE FRIDAY NIGHT OVER
  THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT AND ALONG THE HI-LINE INTO BLAINE
  COUNTY. WINDS WILL BECOME EVEN STRONGER OUT OF THE WEST SATURDAY
  MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE
  COLD FRONT. BY SATURDAY EVENING WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE.
  TRAVEL COULD BECOME HAZARDOUS FOR THOSE DRIVING HIGH PROFILE
  VEHICLES.

* WINDS: WESTERLY WINDS OF MOSTLY 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60
  MPH ARE POSSIBLE...BUT 35 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 75 MPH ARE
  POSSIBLE OVER HIGHER TERRAIN AND THROUGH FAVORED GAPS.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: STANFORD...CHINOOK...LEWISTOWN...
  LEWISTOWN DIVIDE...HAVRE...BIG SANDY...FORT BENTON

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
315 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

MTZ028>030-034-035-038-041-042-057-063-WYZ099-281000-
/O.NEW.KBYZ.HW.A.0001.150328T1800Z-150329T0600Z/
SOUTHERN WHEATLAND-MUSSELSHELL-TREASURE-NORTHERN STILLWATER-
YELLOWSTONE-SOUTHERN BIG HORN-NORTHERN SWEET GRASS-GOLDEN VALLEY-
NORTHERN BIG HORN-JUDITH GAP-SHERIDAN FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARLOWTON...ROUNDUP...HYSHAM...
COLUMBUS...ABSAROKEE...BILLINGS...PRYOR...LODGE GRASS...
BIG TIMBER...RYEGATE...LAVINA...HARDIN...CROW AGENCY...
JUDITH GAP...SHERIDAN
315 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN DANGEROUS TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS FOR LIGHT WEIGHT AND HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. MINOR
  PROPERTY DAMAGE COULD ALSO OCCUR.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS WILL LIKELY OCCUR SATURDAY AFTERNOON
  AND LINGER INTO EARLY SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED WEST WINDS TO 40 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS AROUND 60
  MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

WINDS OF THESE MAGNITUDES CAN CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE WITHOUT EXTRA
PRECAUTIONS. MOTORISTS IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD USE
CAUTION UNTIL THE WINDS SUBSIDE.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/BILLINGS

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
305 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...A STORM SYSTEM AND COLD FRONT WILL GENERATE STRONG NORTHWEST
WINDS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

MTZ060-272200-
/O.NEW.KGGW.HW.A.0003.150328T1800Z-150329T0300Z/
SOUTHWEST PHILLIPS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...ZORTMAN
305 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GLASGOW HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...12 PM NOON UNTIL 9 PM SATURDAY

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40 MPH UP TO 60
  MPH.

* IMPACTS...STRONG CROSS WINDS ON US HIGHWAY 191 FROM SOUTH OF
  MALTA TO THE ZORTMAN AREA COULD BE POSSIBLE...MAKING TRAVEL ON
  HIGHWAY 191 HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

$$


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
325 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
259...262...263...264...297 AND 298...

.WARM AND DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION ON SATURDAY.
HIGHS WILL BE IN THE MID 70S TO AROUND 80...WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES OF 15 TO 20 PERCENT. WEST WINDS WILL BE 20 TO 30
MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL ALSO MOVE
THROUGH THE AREA SATURDAY EVENING. WINDS WILL SHIFT NORTHWEST
BEHIND THE FRONT AND MAY GUST IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THE COMBINATION
OF DRY FUELS...GUSTY WINDS...A FRONTAL PASSAGE...AND DRY RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES MAY RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

SDZ262>264-WYZ259-297-298-272130-
/O.NEW.KUNR.FW.A.0004.150328T1800Z-150329T0300Z/
SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS-SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA-BADLANDS AREA-
SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-
LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CROOK AND WESTON COUNTIES-
325 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND A
FRONTAL PASSAGE FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
259...262...263...264...297 AND 298...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 259 SOUTHERN CAMPBELL...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 262 SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 263
  SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 264 BADLANDS
  AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 297 NORTHERN CAMPBELL AND FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 298 LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CROOK AND WESTON COUNTIES.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.

* IMPACTS...WILDFIRES CAN SPREAD QUICKLY IN THE DEAD WINTER
  FUELS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

JC

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
317 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

MTZ123>133-WYZ274-272315-
/O.NEW.KBYZ.FW.A.0001.150328T1800Z-150329T0300Z/
GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST-WHEATLAND COUNTY/SWEET GRASS COUNTY-
STILLWATER COUNTY-BEARTOOTH RANGER DISTRICT CUSTER NATIONAL FOREST-
GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY/MUSSELSHELL COUNTY-YELLOWSTONE COUNTY-
CROW INDIAN RESERVATION/BIGHORN CANYON REC AREA-
NORTHERN ROSEBUD/NORTHERN TREASURE COUNTIES-
NORTHERN CHEYENNE INDIAN RESERVATION/ASHLAND RANGER DISTRICT
CUSTER NATL FOREST-CUSTER COUNTY-
SIOUX RANGER DISTRICT CUSTER NATIONAL FOREST-SHERIDAN COUNTY-
317 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING BELOW 7000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH BELOW 7000 FEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS: LOW HUMIDITIES...UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES...
  STRONG GUSTY WINDS...AND WIND SHIFT WITH A COLD FRONT WILL
  CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND NEW FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  IN NORTH CENTRAL WY FIRE ZONE....274.
  IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT FIRE ZONES...123...124...125...126...127
                                   128...129.
  IN SOUTHEAST MT FIRE ZONES...130...131...132.
  IN SOUTHEAST MT AND NORTHWEST SD FIRE ZONE....133.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
  IN CENTRAL MT...GOLDEN VALLEY...MUSSELSHELL...WHEATLAND.
  IN NORTH CENTRAL WY...SHERIDAN.
  IN NORTHWEST SD...HARDING.
  IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT...BIG HORN...CARBON...PARK...STILLWATER
                        SWEET GRASS...YELLOWSTONE.
  IN SOUTHEAST MT...CARTER...CUSTER...FALLON...POWDER RIVER
                    ROSEBUD...TREASURE.

* COLD FRONT: A STRONG COLD WILL PUSH ACROSS THE REGION SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING.

* WIND: SOUTHWEST WINDS AHEAD OF THE FRONT WILL SHIFT TO THE
  WEST AND BECOME STRONG. EXPECT SUSTAINED WEST WINDS BEHIND THE
  FRONT 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 60 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 15 TO 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES: WELL ABOVE NORMAL...RANGING FROM THE MID 60S IN
  THE WESTERN DISTRICTS TO UPPER 70S IN THE EAST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED
FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/BILLINGS

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
235 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...WINDY AND DRY CONDITIONS ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL WYOMING ON
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS
WYOMING ON SATURDAY. AHEAD AND WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE COLD
FRONT...A COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WEST WINDS
COMBINED WITH DRY FUELS MAY BRING RED FLAG CONDITIONS SATURDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

WYZ280-281-283-272200-
/O.NEW.KRIW.FW.A.0001.150328T1800Z-150329T0300Z/
NATRONA COUNTY/CASPER BLM-JOHNSON COUNTY/CASPER BLM-
UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN/WIND RIVER BASIN-
235 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 280...281 AND 283...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...281 AND 283.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...CONDITIONS MAY BE FAVORABLE FOR INTENSE FIRES WITH RAPID
  RATES OF SPREAD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RIVERTON


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
334 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

MTZ016>027-059>062-281000-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PHILLIPS-CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VALLEY-
DANIELS-SHERIDAN-WESTERN ROOSEVELT-PETROLEUM-GARFIELD-MCCONE-
RICHLAND-DAWSON-PRAIRIE-WIBAUX-NORTHERN PHILLIPS-
SOUTHWEST PHILLIPS-NORTHERN VALLEY-EASTERN ROOSEVELT-
334 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST
MONTANA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

A FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION ON SATURDAY TO BRING STRONG
WIND AND A CHANCE FOR RAIN SHOWERS. WINDS UP TO 60 MPH MAY BE
POSSIBLE FOR SOUTHWEST PHILLIPS COUNTY. THEREFORE A HIGH WIND
WATCH IS EFFECT THERE FROM NOON TO 9 PM SATURDAY.

THE STRONG WINDS COULD MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS ON
FORT PECK LAKE. DEPENDING ON REMAINING ICE CONDITIONS A LAKE WIND
ADVISORY MAY BE NECESSARY FOR FORT PECK LAKE.

IN ADDITION... CONDITIONS WILL BE VERY WARM...WHICH WITH THE WIND
WILL LEAD TO HEIGHTENED CONCERNS FOR POTENTIAL SIGNIFICANT FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS. WITH MINIMAL RAIN EXPECTED FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 135...136 AND 137...ALONG WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THOSE AREAS FROM NOON UNTIL 9 PM
SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
606 AM PDT THU MAR 26 2015

IDZ002-003-026-027-WAZ031>036-041-044-271315-
COEUR D`ALENE AREA-IDAHO PALOUSE-LEWISTON AREA-
LEWIS AND SOUTHERN NEZ PERCE COUNTIES-NORTHEAST BLUE MOUNTAINS-
LOWER GARFIELD AND ASOTIN COUNTIES-WASHINGTON PALOUSE-
MOSES LAKE AREA-UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN-SPOKANE AREA-WENATCHEE AREA-
WATERVILLE PLATEAU-
606 AM PDT THU MAR 26 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH IDAHO...
NORTH CENTRAL IDAHO...CENTRAL WASHINGTON...EAST CENTRAL
WASHINGTON...NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON...NORTHEAST WASHINGTON AND
SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

VERY WINDY CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE COLUMBIA BASIN ON
SATURDAY AND AGAIN ON TUESDAY AS A SERIES OF SPRING STORM SYSTEMS
CYCLE THROUGH THE REGION. WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH ARE
POSSIBLE OVER MUCH OF THE EXPOSED TERRAIN OF THE BASIN WITH BOTH
OF THESE STORMS...WITH CURRENT MODELS SUGGESTING THE TUESDAY STORM
WILL HAVE THE STRONGEST WINDS OF THE TWO.

$$


Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
446 AM PDT FRI MAR 27 2015

IDZ001-002-WAZ036-037-271500-
NORTHERN PANHANDLE-COEUR D`ALENE AREA-SPOKANE AREA-
NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SANDPOINT...RATHDRUM...BONNERS FERRY...
PRIEST RIVER...EASTPORT...COEUR D`ALENE...POST FALLS...HAYDEN...
WORLEY...SPOKANE...CHENEY...DAVENPORT...ROCKFORD...COLVILLE...
DEER PARK...CHEWELAH...NEWPORT...KETTLE FALLS
446 AM PDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.NOW...
AREAS OF FOG WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO A HALF MILE OR LESS OVER
PORTIONS OF NORTH IDAHO AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON THIS MORNING.
MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR THICK FOG IN PLACES LIKE
COLVILLE...CHEWELAH...DEER PARK...CUSICK...PRIEST LAKE...BONNERS
FERRY...COEUR D`ALENE...AND SPOKANE. THE VISIBILITY SHOULD IMPROVE
BY 9 AM AS FOG LIFTS AND DISPERSES.

$$

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