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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
751 PM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

.A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL CAUSE STRONG SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS
ACROSS NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

SDZ001-002-012>014-026-031-032-072-073-311000-
/O.CON.KUNR.WI.Y.0037.141031T1800Z-141101T0000Z/
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-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...RAPID CITY...WALL...PHILIP...
STURGIS...UNION CENTER
751 PM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM MDT FRIDAY...

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM MDT FRIDAY.

* TIMING...FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 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.

&&

$$


Winter Storm Watch


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
248 PM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

MTZ008>015-044>046-048>050-052>055-311300-
/O.NEW.KTFX.WS.A.0009.141102T0000Z-141103T0600Z/
BEAVERHEAD-NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-EASTERN GLACIER-HILL-
CASCADE-CHOUTEAU-CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LEWIS AND CLARK-MADISON-
TOOLE-LIBERTY-EASTERN PONDERA-SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
EASTERN TETON-JUDITH BASIN-JEFFERSON-BROADWATER-MEAGHER-GALLATIN-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BIG HOLE PASS...
CHIEF JOSEPH PASS...DILLON...MONIDA PASS...BROWNING...
MARIAS PASS...CUT BANK...HAVRE...GREAT FALLS...KINGS HILL PASS...
BIG SANDY...FORT BENTON...FLESHER PASS...HELENA...LINCOLN...
MACDONALD PASS...ROGERS PASS...ENNIS...NORRIS HILL...
RAYNOLDS PASS...TWIN BRIDGES...SHELBY...CHESTER...CONRAD...
CHOTEAU...FAIRFIELD...STANFORD...BOULDER...BOULDER HILL...
ELK PARK PASS...HOMESTAKE PASS...WHITEHALL...TOWNSEND...
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS...BATTLE RIDGE PASS...BOZEMAN...
BOZEMAN PASS...TARGHEE PASS...WEST YELLOWSTONE
248 PM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: A STRONG FALL STORM SYSTEM WILL AFFECT
  MUCH OF NORTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MONTANA WITH PERIODS OF RAIN
  AND SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
  EVENING. RAIN FALLING AT LOWER ELEVATIONS SATURDAY NIGHT IS
  LIKELY TO CHANGE TO SNOW AT ALL ELEVATIONS EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.
  THE TIMING OF THIS CHANGE FROM RAIN TO SNOW WILL DETERMINE LOWER
  ELEVATION SNOW ACCUMULATION.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: MOUNTAIN AREAS ABOVE 5500 FEET HAVE THE
  POTENTIAL FOR 5 TO 10 INCHES OF STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL...WITH
  ISOLATED AMOUNTS OVER ONE FOOT. LOCATIONS BELOW 5500 FEET COULD
  HAVE 1 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW...DEPENDING ON THE TIMING AT WHICH
  RAIN CHANGES TO SNOW. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS GREATER THAN 4 INCHES
  COULD OCCUR OVER PORTIONS OF THE NORTH-CENTRAL PLAINS IF RAIN
  CHANGES TO SNOW EARLIER SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS AND VISIBILITY: NORTH WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH ARE POSSIBLE
  AT LOWER ELEVATIONS...WHILE 20 TO 30 MPH WINDS ARE POSSIBLE IN
  THE MOUNTAINS. HEAVY WET SNOW COULD REDUCE VISIBILITY TO LESS
  THAN ONE-HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* OTHER IMPACTS: TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT WHILE SNOW ACCUMULATES OVER
  AREA PASSES. BRIDGES MAY BECOME SNOW COVERED AND ICY AT ALL
  ELEVATIONS. HEAVY WET SNOW COULD CAUSE ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES.
  YOUNG LIVESTOCK MAY BE AT RISK OF EXPOSURE TO HYPOTHERMIA.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: CHOTEAU...CHESTER... WHITE SULPHUR
  SPRINGS...BOZEMAN...WEST YELLOWSTONE...STANFORD...BOULDER
  HILL...ELK PARK PASS...WHITEHALL...FORT BENTON... BROWNING...
  MARIAS PASS...HAVRE...CUT BANK...TOWNSEND...GREAT FALLS...KINGS
  HILL PASS...BIG HOLE PASS...DILLON...MONIDA PASS...HELENA...
  MACDONALD PASS...ROGERS PASS...NORRIS HILL...RAYNOLDS PASS.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$


Special Weather Statement


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
1236 PM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

IDZ017>025-031-032-311845-
EASTERN MAGIC VALLEY-SAWTOOTH MOUNTAINS-UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS-
UPPER SNAKE RIVER PLAIN-LOWER SNAKE RIVER PLAIN-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CARIBOU HIGHLANDS-
CACHE VALLEY/IDAHO PORTION-WASATCH MOUNTAINS/IDAHO PORTION-
BIG AND LITTLE WOOD RIVER REGION-LOST RIVER/PAHSIMEROI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BURLEY...RUPERT...SHOSHONE...CAREY...
STANLEY...CLAYTON...DRIGGS...DUBOIS...ISLAND PARK...ST. ANTHONY...
EDIE SCHOOL...IDAHO FALLS...REXBURG...RIGBY...POCATELLO...
BLACKFOOT...FORT HALL...AMERICAN FALLS...MALAD CITY...OAKLEY...
ROCKLAND...DOWNEY...LAVA HOT SPRINGS...SODA SPRINGS...WAYAN...
PRESTON...DAYTON...MONTPELIER...GEORGETOWN...PARIS...HAILEY...
KETCHUM...SUN VALLEY...BELLEVUE...ARCO...CHALLIS...MACKAY
1236 PM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND...

A STRONG PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHWEST THIS
WEEKEND. SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL OVERSPREAD CENTRAL
AND SOUTHEAST IDAHO ON SATURDAY...WITH SNOW ONLY AT THE HIGHEST
ELEVATIONS. SATURDAY NIGHT...SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL DRAMATICALLY
RESULTING IN SNOW FALLING AT THE VALLEY FLOORS INCLUDING THE SNAKE
RIVER PLAIN BY SUNDAY MORNING.

SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE HEAVIEST ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS WITH
4 TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...AND 3 TO 6
INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS AND ALONG THE IDAHO/
MONTANA BORDER SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN
MAY SEE SNOW ACCUMULATE ALONG THE I-86/I-15 CORRIDOR SUNDAY
MORNING WITH AROUND AN INCH POSSIBLE ON THE VALLEY FLOOR AND UP TO
3 INCHES ON THE BENCHES. THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS CAN EXPECT 3 TO 5
INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS AND AROUND AN INCH IN THE VALLEYS.

A SMALL CHANGE IN THE TRACK OF THE STORM SYSTEM COULD EASILY LEAVE
THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN WILL LITTLE PRECIPITATION...WHILE THE
SITUATION FOR THE MOUNTAINS WOULD LIKELY REMAIN UNCHANGED.

STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON THIS STORM SYSTEM. IF TRAVELING INTO THE
MOUNTAINS...ESPECIALLY SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...BE PREPARED FOR
WINTER CONDITIONS.

HEDGES


$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
829 PM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

MTZ028>042-056>058-063>068-WYZ098-099-010230-
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 BIG HORN MOUNTAINS-SHERIDAN FOOTHILLS-
829 PM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER TONIGHT IS LOW.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

STRONG SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER SOUTHEAST MONTANA
FRIDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE IN A CORRIDOR FROM ALZADA TO
BAKER... WHERE WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE. TRAVELERS SHOULD
BE AWARE OF DANGEROUS CROSSWINDS ON AREA ROADS. THESE STRONG WINDS
COULD EASILY BLOW AROUND OBJECTS THAT ARE NOT FIRMLY SECURED.

AFTER ABOVE SEASONAL TEMPERATURES FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...A STORM
SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT AND LINGER THROUGH
EARLY MONDAY. THIS STORM WILL PULL MUCH COOLER AIR INTO THE AREA
AND WILL PRODUCE SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS AND POSSIBLY THE FOOTHILLS.
A RAIN AND SNOW MIX IS POSSIBLE EARLY SUNDAY OVER THE LOWER
ELEVATIONS...THOUGH PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE
SIGNIFICANT.

HUNTERS AND OTHER MOUNTAIN TRAVELERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR
SNOWFALL SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
316 PM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

UTZ001>016-019>021-517-518-WYZ021-311200-
CACHE VALLEY/UTAH PORTION-NORTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
SALT LAKE AND TOOELE VALLEYS-SOUTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
GREAT SALT LAKE DESERT AND MOUNTAINS-WASATCH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH-WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-
WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-WASATCH PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS-
WESTERN UINTA BASIN-CASTLE COUNTRY-SAN RAFAEL SWELL-
SANPETE/SEVIER VALLEYS-WEST CENTRAL UTAH-SOUTHWEST UTAH-
UTAHS DIXIE AND ZION NATIONAL PARK-SOUTH CENTRAL UTAH-
GLEN CANYON RECREATION AREA/LAKE POWELL-CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST WYOMING-
316 PM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE WESTERN TWO THIRDS OF
UTAH AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A MOIST PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO CROSS THE OUTLOOK
AREA DURING THE UPCOMING WEEKEND. GUSTY SOUTH WINDS WILL DEVELOP
OVER MUCH OF THE AREA FRIDAY...BECOMING STRONGER ON SATURDAY. MUCH
COLDER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED AREA WIDE BY SUNDAY AND
ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL IS LIKELY IN THE MOUNTAINS LATE SATURDAY
THROUGH EARLY MONDAY. SNOW MAY MIX WITH THE RAIN AT TIMES DOWN TO
THE VALLEY FLOORS OF WESTERN UTAH SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY
MONDAY WITH LOCAL ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE ABOVE ABOUT 5000 FEET.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/SALTLAKECITY/ (ALL LOWER CASE)

FOR INFORMATION ON POTENTIAL ROAD TRAVEL IMPACTS VISIT...
HTTP://WWW.UDOTTRAFFIC.UTAH.GOV/ROADWEATHERFORECAST.ASPX

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
500 AM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

WYZ001>020-022>030-311200-
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-
500 AM MDT THU OCT 30 2014


THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS EXPECTED ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...A NEW SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE FAR WEST
LATE SATURDAY AND THEN MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA INTO SUNDAY.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE INTO THE
SOUTHWEST SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT. RAIN
SHOWERS WILL TURN TO SNOW WITH RAPIDLY LOWERING SNOW LEVELS ACROSS
THE WEST SATURDAY EVENING. SIGNIFICANT SNOW COULD FALL IN THE
NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY. SOME LIGHTER
ACCUMULATION WILL FALL IN THE WESTERN VALLEYS. SOME LIGHT SNOW MAY
ALSO FALL IN THE BIGHORN MOUNTAINS ON SUNDAY. SNOW SHOWERS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE EAST OF THE DIVIDE SUNDAY NIGHT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY AND TONIGHT.

$$

TEAM RIVERTON

U.S. Dept. of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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