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Old 10-02-2013, 11:01 AM
 
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:08 AM
 
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What is Wind Chill?
It is the temperature it "Feels like" outside and is based on the rate of heat loss from exposed skin caused by the effects of wind and cold. As the wind increases, the body is cooled at a faster rate causing the skin temperature to drop. Wind Chill does not impact inanimate objects like car radiators and exposed water pipes, because these objects cannot cool below actual air temperature.

What is Frostbite?
Frostbite is an injury to the body caused by freezing body tissue. The most susceptible parts of the body are the extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, or the tip of the nose. Symptoms include loss of feeling in the extremity and a white or pale appearance. Medical attentions is needed immediately for frostbite. The area should be SLOWLY re-warmed.

What is Hypothermia?
Hypothermia is abnormally low body temperature (below 95 degrees Fahrenheit). Warning signs include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion. Medical attention is needed immediately. If it is not available, begin warming the body SLOWLY.

Tips on how to dress during cold weather.
- Wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing. Trapped air between the layers will insulate you. Outer garments should be tightly woven, water repellent, and hooded.
- Wear a hat, because 40% of your body heat can be lost from your head.
- Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold.
- Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves.
- Try to stay dry and out of the wind.

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Advisory
(Abbrev. ADVY)- Highlights special weather conditions that are less serious than a warning. They are for events that may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.

Watch
A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location, and/or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so that those who need to set their plans in motion can do so.

Warning
A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, is imminent, or has a very high probability of occurring. A warning is used for conditions posing a threat to life or property.

Storm
Any disturbed state of the atmosphere, especially affecting the Earth's surface, and strongly implying destructive and otherwise unpleasant weather. Storms range in scale from tornadoes and thunderstorms to tropical cyclones to synoptic-scale extratropical cyclones.

Blizzard
(abbrev. BLZD)- A blizzard means that the following conditions are expected to prevail for a period of 3 hours or longer:

Sustained wind or frequent gusts to 35 miles an hour or greater; and
Considerable falling and/or blowing snow (i.e., reducing visibility frequently to less than ¼ mile)


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Old 10-02-2013, 11:22 AM
 
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Default Snowstorm Warning, Southern Montana, 10-2-2013

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Old 10-13-2013, 07:22 PM
 
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Default Winter Storm Warning, Red Lodge Foothills-Beartooth Foothills, 10-13-2013

Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
438 PM MDT SUN OCT 13 2013

MTZ056-066-142245-
/O.UPG.KBYZ.WS.A.0009.131014T0600Z-131015T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KBYZ.WS.W.0009.131014T0000Z-131015T0000Z/
RED LODGE FOOTHILLS-BEARTOOTH FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE LOCATIONS OF...RED LODGE...ROBERTS...ROSCOE...
FISHTAIL...MCLEOD...NYE
438 PM MDT SUN OCT 13 2013

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND SNOWPACKED ROADS...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT MONDAY.

* TIMING...RAIN AND SNOW WILL TURN TO ALL SNOW THIS EVENING AND
BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF BY MONDAY
EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...5 TO 10 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL CAUSE DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS.
COLD AND WET CONDITIONS WILL BE HAZARDOUS FOR UNPREPARED HUNTERS.
SOME POWER OUTAGES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF SNOW IS
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL
MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:52 AM
 
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Default Winter Storm Watch, Central Montana, 10-25-2013


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Old 10-25-2013, 08:04 AM
 
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Default Winter Storm Watch, Central Montana, 10-25-2013 data

Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
411 AM MDT FRI OCT 25 2013

MTZ028-029-034-035-038>042-056-057-063>066-WYZ099-261015-
/O.NEW.KBYZ.WS.A.0010.131028T0000Z-131029T1200Z/
SOUTHERN WHEATLAND-MUSSELSHELL-NORTHERN STILLWATER-YELLOWSTONE-
SOUTHERN BIG HORN-EASTERN CARBON-NORTHERN PARK-
NORTHERN SWEET GRASS-GOLDEN VALLEY-RED LODGE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN BIG HORN-JUDITH GAP-PARADISE VALLEY-LIVINGSTON AREA-
BEARTOOTH FOOTHILLS-SHERIDAN FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE LOCATIONS OF...HARLOWTON...TWODOT...SHAWMUT...
ROUNDUP...MELSTONE...MUSSELSHELL...COLUMBUS...ABSA ROKEE...
PARK CITY...REED POINT...RAPELJE...BILLINGS...LAUREL...HUNTLEY...
POMPEYS PILLAR...CUSTER...BROADVIEW...LODGE GRASS...PRYOR...
WYOLA...FORT SMITH...BRIDGER...JOLIET...FROMBERG...BELFRY...
WARREN...CLYDE PARK...WILSALL...BIG TIMBER...MELVILLE...RYEGATE...
LAVINA...RED LODGE...ROBERTS...ROSCOE...HARDIN...CROW AGENCY...
BUSBY...JUDITH GAP...EMIGRANT...LIVINGSTON...SPRINGDALE...
FISHTAIL...MCLEOD...NYE...SHERIDAN...DAYTON...RANC HESTER...
BIG HORN...STORY...CLEARMONT
411 AM MDT FRI OCT 25 2013

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
MONDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
MONDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW SUNDAY EVENING. SNOW...HEAVY
AT TIMES...IS POSSIBLE LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE FOR THE FOOTHILLS
LOCATIONS WITH 4 TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLE ACROSS THE LOWER
ELEVATIONS.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL CAUSE DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS.
SOME AREAS MAY SEE DAMAGE TO TREES THAT STILL CONTAIN
FOLIAGE...AS WELL AS ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES DUE TO FALLEN TREE
LIMBS ON POWER LINES. THE COLD AND WET CONDITIONS WILL BE
HAZARDOUS FOR UNPREPARED HUNTERS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS
POSSIBLE BUT NOT IMMINENT. AT THIS TIME THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR
SIGNIFICANT SNOW. FUTURE DRIVING AND WALKING CONDITIONS MAY
BECOME HAZARDOUS SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:22 PM
 
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Default Winter Weather Alert (Snowfall map) 10-27-2013

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Old 11-15-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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Default Winter Storm Warning, Western Montana, 11-15-2013

Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT
432 AM MST FRI NOV 15 2013

MTZ001-160000-
/O.CON.KMSO.WS.W.0006.131115T1800Z-131117T1800Z/
KOOTENAI/CABINET REGION-
432 AM MST FRI NOV 15 2013

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING
TO 11 AM MST SUNDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING
TO 11 AM MST SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN TO FALL FRIDAY AND INTENSIFY
THROUGH SATURDAY. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL PRODUCE LOW
VISIBILITIES AND SLICK CONDITIONS THAT WILL CREATE DIFFICULT
TRAVEL ESPECIALLY SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 8 TO 12 INCHES IN THE HIGH TERRAIN AND
WEST OF THE CABINET MOUNTAINS...WITH 5 TO 9 INCHES ELSEWHERE
BY SUNDAY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...HIGHWAY 2 KALISPELL TO LIBBY...
HIGHWAY 37 EUREKA TO LIBBY...HIGHWAY 56 BULL LAKE ROAD...
HIGHWAY 93 EUREKA TO WHITEFISH

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:52 PM
 
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Default Winter Weather Advisory, Southern half of Montana, 11-19-2013

Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
923 PM MST TUE NOV 19 2013

MTZ030>041-057-058-064-065-210100-
/O.CON.KBYZ.WW.Y.0028.131120T1300Z-131121T0100Z/
TREASURE-NORTHERN ROSEBUD-CUSTER-FALLON-NORTHERN STILLWATER-
YELLOWSTONE-POWDER RIVER-CARTER-SOUTHERN BIG HORN-EASTERN CARBON-
NORTHERN PARK-NORTHERN SWEET GRASS-NORTHERN BIG HORN-
SOUTHERN ROSEBUD-PARADISE VALLEY-LIVINGSTON AREA-
INCLUDING THE LOCATIONS OF...HYSHAM...BIGHORN...COLSTRIP...
FORSYTH...INGOMAR...ANGELA...MILES CITY...ISMAY...VOLBORG...
BAKER...PLEVNA...WEBSTER...COLUMBUS...ABSAROKEE... PARK CITY...
REED POINT...RAPELJE...BILLINGS...LAUREL...HUNTLEY...
POMPEYS PILLAR...CUSTER...BROADVIEW...BROADUS...BIDDLE...
POWDERVILLE...SONNETTE...EKALAKA...ALZADA...HAMMON D...BELLTOWER...
LODGE GRASS...PRYOR...WYOLA...FORT SMITH...BRIDGER...JOLIET...
FROMBERG...BELFRY...WARREN...CLYDE PARK...WILSALL...BIG TIMBER...
MELVILLE...HARDIN...CROW AGENCY...BUSBY...LAME DEER...ASHLAND...
BIRNEY...EMIGRANT...LIVINGSTON...SPRINGDALE
923 PM MST TUE NOV 19 2013

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM
MST WEDNESDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND ICY ROADS REMAINS IN
EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM MST WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING...AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA EARLY
WEDNESDAY MORNING...BRINGING PERIODS OF SNOW THROUGH MUCH OF
THE DAY.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES.

* IMPACTS...INITIAL SNOWFALL WILL MELT ON AREA ROADS. ROADWAYS
WILL FREEZE OVER BY LATE MORNING AS TEMPERATURES FALL.
TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS WITH ICE UNDER SNOW
COVERED ROADS. THIS WILL AFFECT THE MORNING AND EVENING
COMMUTES ON WEDNESDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...EARLY MORNING READINGS IN THE 20S WILL FALL
INTO THE TEENS BY AFTERNOON...RESULTING IN WIND CHILLS IN THE
SINGLE DIGITS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY CAN BE ISSUED FOR A VARIETY OF WINTER
WEATHER CONDITIONS SUCH AS LIGHT SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...SLEET...
FREEZING RAIN...AND EXTREME WIND CHILLS.
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:54 PM
 
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Default Wind Chill Warning, NorthEastern Montana, 1-5-2014

Wind Chill Warning

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
225 PM MST SUN JAN 5 2014

MTZ011-047-060600-
/O.CON.KTFX.WC.W.0001.000000T0000Z-140106T1200Z/
HILL-BLAINE-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...HAVRE...CHINOOK
225 PM MST SUN JAN 5 2014

...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST MONDAY...

A WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST MONDAY.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: VERY LOW WIND CHILLS WILL CONTINUE
OVERNIGHT.

* WIND CHILLS: WIND CHILLS OF 30 BELOW TO 50 BELOW ZERO.

* OTHER IMPACTS: FROSTBITE CAN OCCUR WITHIN 10 MINUTES ON
EXPOSED SKIN. THOSE HEADING OUTSIDE SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR
DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: CHINOOK...HAVRE.

* TO SEE A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THIS HAZARD PLEASE VISIT
Weather and Hazards Data Viewer

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF
PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
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