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High Wind Watch

Statement as of 3:43 AM MDT on March 27, 2015

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on March 28, 2015


... High wind watch in effect from late tonight through Saturday
evening...

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

* Timing and main impact: ahead of a cold front approaching from
the west... southwest winds will increase late Friday night over
the Rocky Mountain front and along the hi-line into Blaine
County. Winds will become even stronger out of the west Saturday
morning and continue through the day with the passage of the
cold front. By Saturday evening winds will gradually decrease.
Travel could become hazardous for those driving high profile
vehicles.

* Winds: westerly winds of mostly 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60
mph are possible... but 35 to 50 mph with gusts to 75 mph are
possible over higher terrain and through favored gaps.

* Locations affected include: Stanford... Chinook... Lewistown...
Lewistown Divide... Havre... Big Sandy... Fort Benton

* 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 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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