Winter Weather Alerts (Billings, Miles City, Livingston: living, dangerous, safe)
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...winter storm watch in effect from saturday morning through late saturday night...
The national weather service in billings has issued a winter storm watch...which is in effect from saturday morning through late saturday night.
A powerful arctic front will blast across the forecast area saturday morning bringing dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills during the afternoon. The bitterly cold conditions will continue through saturday night. Snow will be likely along and behind the front saturday and saturday night. Accumulations will be likely...but at this time...exact amounts remain uncertain.
The front will usher in strong northwest winds causing blowing and drifting snow and much reduced visibilities. In addition...dangerous wind chills of -20f to -40f degrees will be likely across the plains. Anyone planning travel this weekend and into early next week should be prepared for bitterly cold temperatures and hazardous traveling conditions. Ranchers should take actions to protect vulnerable livestock.
A winter storm watch is issued when severe winter weather is possible but not imminent. At this time there is the potential for significant snow accumulations. Conditions can deteriorate rapidly in winter weather situations. Slow down and allow extra time when travelling. Keep your fuel tank full. Practice your winter safety rules. Keep blankets...an extra flashlight...food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
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Sorry Kristy, posted this in the forum before I saw you created this thread...
Urgent - winter weather message
national weather service missoula mt
354 am mst fri dec 12 2008
.a strong winter storm will impact the northern rockies over the
weekend. Initially...snow will develop over the mountains of
northwest montana this afternoon as a cold front approaches from the
west. This front will push through idaho and western montana
providing increased precipitation...followed by cooler post-
frontal air friday night. At the same time...arctic air poised
over the canadian rockies will begin its push southward into
northwest montana. Blizzard conditions are expected to develop in
glacier national park and portions of the flathead valley by late
By saturday...a major surge of arctic air will punch into western
montana. This frigid air mass will be ushered in by strong
northeast winds causing blowing and drifting of snow resulting in
local whiteout conditions...plus bitterly cold wind chills. The
bulk of the accumulating snow may be confined to the idaho
panhandle where moisture will continue to be forced over a colder
dome of air to the east.
A strong easterly surface pressure gradient will maintain the
influx of arctic air over western montana and portions of north
central idaho through tuesday with very cold temperatures and
dangerous wind chills highlighting the forecast
Here is the updated version of the Winter Storm Watch 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- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARLOWTON...ROUNDUP... HYSHAM... COLSTRIP...FORSYTH...MILES CITY...BAKER...COLUMBUS...ABSAROKEE... BILLINGS...BROADUS...EKALAKA...PRYOR... LODGE GRASS...BRIDGER... JOLIET... CLYDE PARK...WILSALL...BIG TIMBER... RYEGATE...LAVINA... RED LODGE... HARDIN...CROW AGENCY...LAME DEER... JUDITH GAP... EMIGRANT...LIVINGSTON... FISHTAIL...MCLEOD...COOKE CITY... BURGESS JCT...SHERIDAN 345 AM MST FRI DEC 12 2008
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...
A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.
A POWERFUL ARCTIC FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA SATURDAY BRINGING DANGEROUSLY COLD TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILLS DURING THE AFTERNOON. THE BITTERLY COLD CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. SNOW WILL DEVELOP ALONG AND BEHIND THE FRONT SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT WITH ACCUMULATIONS 0F 4 TO 7 INCHES POSSIBLE ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA.
THE FRONT WILL USHER IN STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH. THESE STRONG WINDS WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ALONG WITH AREAS OF NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION... DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS OF 20 BELOW TO 40 BELOW ZERO WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS THE PLAINS BY SATURDAY NIGHT. ANYONE PLANNING TRAVEL THIS WEEKEND SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES AND VERY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. RANCHERS SHOULD TAKE ACTIONS TO PROTECT VULNERABLE LIVESTOCK.
A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS POSSIBLE BUT NOT IMMINENT. AT THIS TIME THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. CONDITIONS CAN DETERIORATE RAPIDLY IN WINTER WEATHER SITUATIONS. SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME WHEN TRAVELING. KEEP YOUR FUEL TANK FULL. PRACTICE YOUR WINTER SAFETY RULES. KEEP BLANKETS...AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SATURDAY TO 8 AM MST SUNDAY
UNTIL 5:15AM MST
Urgent - Winter Weather Message National Weather Service Billings MT 348 PM MST Fri Dec 12 2008
Treasure-Northern Rosebud-Custer-Fallon-Powder River-Carter- Southern Big Horn-Northern Big Horn-Southern Rosebud- Northeast Big Horn Mountains-Sheridan Foothills- Including The Cities Of... Hysham... Colstrip... Forsyth... Miles City... Baker... Broadus... Ekalaka... Pryor... Lodge Grass... Hardin... Crow Agency... Lame Deer... Burgess Jct... Sheridan
... Winter Storm Warning In Effect From 6 AM Saturday To 8 AM MST Sunday...
The National Weather Service In Billings Has Issued A Winter Storm Warning For Snow... Blowing Snow... And Bitterly Cold Conditions... Which Is In Effect From 6 AM Saturday To 8 AM MST Sunday.
Snow... Blowing Snow... Falling Temperatures And Dangerously Cold Wind Chills Will Occur Over The Area Saturday Through Saturday Evening. Snow Will Overspread The Area Late Saturday Morning And Early Saturday Afternoon... And Will Taper Off Early Sunday Morning. Total Snow Accumulations Through Early Sunday Morning Will Be 4 To 6 Inches. The Heaviest Snow Will Occur From Saturday Afternoon Through Saturday Evening.
Winds Will Become Strong From The North At 15 To 30 Mph With Gusts To 40 Mph Saturday Afternoon And Will Continue Through Late Saturday Evening. The Strong Winds Will Combine With The Falling Snow And Snow On The Ground To Create Occasional Whiteout Conditions With Near Zero Visibility Through Saturday Night. In Addition... Temperatures Will Fall Into The Single Digits And Teens Saturday Afternoon And Will Drop Below Zero Saturday Night. These Temperatures Will Combine With The Gusty Winds To Create Wind Chills Of 30 To 40 Degrees Below Zero Saturday Night.
A Winter Storm Warning Means Significant Amounts Of Snow Are Expected. Strong Winds... Blowing Snow... And Bitterly Cold Conditions Will Occur As Well. This Will Make Travel Very Hazardous Or Impossible. Those With Vulnerable Livestock Should Take Precautions To Protect Them From The Bitter Cold.
Guess we'll be getting it after you guys-stay safe and warm all!!!
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