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Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Watch
Issued: 3:37 AM MST Dec. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Tuesday morning through
Wednesday morning above 5000 feet...

* what... heavy snow possible above 5000 feet. Total snow
accumulations 4 to 8 inches possible at Marias Pass and up to
one foot possible at higher elevations. Winds could gust as high
as 75 mph in wind favored areas east of the Rocky Mountain
front.

* Where... northern Rocky Mountain front and southern Rocky
Mountain front above 5000 feet.

* When... from Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning.

* Additional details... travel could be very difficult. Very strong
winds could cause significant blowing and drifting snow with
reduced visibility.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor
the latest forecasts.



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High Wind Watch
Issued: 3:28 AM MST Dec. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High wind watch in effect from late tonight through Wednesday
afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a high
wind watch, which is in effect from late tonight through
Wednesday afternoon.

* Winds... southwest 40 to 50 mph with gusts up to 75 mph.

* Timing... Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning. Strongest
winds are expected Tuesday.

* Impacts... travel will be difficult, especially for high profile
vehicles. Isolated power outages are possible.


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.








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