Northern Rocky Mountain Front Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 3:14 AM MST on December 21, 2014

...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 5 am MST Monday for elevations above 5000 feet...

A Winter Weather Advisory for elevations above 5000 feet for snow and blowing snow remains in effect until 5 am MST Monday.

* Timing and main impact: snow will continue through early Monday. Mountain passes will become snow covered and icy on today and early Monday.

* Snow accumulations: 2 to 5 inches of snow are expected over mountain passes with 8 to 16 inches possible above pass level.

* Winds and visibility: wind gusts up to 60 mph will peak early Sunday through favored areas along the Rocky Mountain front. Visibilities could drop below 1/2 mile at times in blowing snow.

* Elevations: for elevations above 5000 feet.

* Locations affected include: Marias Pass...Boulder Hill...Elk Park Pass...Homestake pass...Flesher Pass... MacDonald Pass...Rogers 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 Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means that visibilities will be limited due to a combination of falling and blowing snow. Use caution when traveling...especially in open areas.

For specific Road and travel conditions in Montana...dial 5 1 1.

High Wind Warning
Statement as of 3:20 AM MST on December 21, 2014

...High Wind Warning remains in effect until 5 PM MST this afternoon...

A High Wind Warning remains in effect until 5 PM MST this afternoon.

* Timing and winds: strong west winds will continue through the day. Wind gusts will exceed 65 mph at times.

* Other impacts: strong cross winds will cause difficult driving conditions for high profile vehicles.

* Locations affected include: Choteau...Browning...Marias 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 High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

Local Storm Report

12/21/2014 0627 am

17 miles W of Pendroy, Teton County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m62 mph, reported by mesonet.

62 mph wind gust at the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial ranch.

12/21/2014 0100 am

8 miles se of east Glacier , Glacier County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m70 mph, reported by mesonet.

70 mph wind gust at the Deep Creek RAWS location. Time of event is estimated.

12/21/2014 1222 am

24 miles WSW of Choteau, Teton County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m56 mph, reported by mesonet.

56 mph wind gust.

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