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High Wind Watch

Statement as of 2:52 PM MDT on March 26, 2015

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on March 28, 2015


... High wind watch remains in effect from late Friday night
through Saturday evening...

A high wind watch remains in effect from late Friday night
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 east to the Sweet
Grass hills. Winds will become even stronger out of the west
Saturday morning and continue through the day with the passage
of the cold front. Saturday afternoon into 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 along the
Rocky Mountain front.

* Locations affected include: Cut Bank... Choteau... Browning...
Marias Pass... Chester... Shelby.

* 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.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 9:20 PM MDT on March 26, 2015


... Highest sustained wind speed and wind gusts /mph/ for the past 24
hrs with local time of occurrence...

breezy conditions across the area today produced gusts mostly in the
35 to 40 mph range. The highest gust was 74 mph at Deep Creek RAWS
in Glacier County.

... Beaverhead County...
                        sust time pkgst time
Dillon Airport 23 03/26 10:53 36 03/26 14:53

... Blaine County...
                        sust time pkgst time
ft Belknap RAWS Harlem 4s 15 03/26 03:18 21 03/26 14:18
MDT Hays 16 03/26 14:29 21 03/26 14:29

... Broadwater County...
                        sust time pkgst time
Townsend - Elkhorn RAWS 23 03/26 16:54 36 03/26 16:54
Winston 0.9sw wu 25 03/26 16:05 36 03/26 16:45

... Cascade County...
                        sust time pkgst time
Great Falls ASOS 29 03/26 14:53 40 03/26 15:53
MDT Monarch 28 03/26 19:50 40 03/26 16:41

... Chouteau County...
                        sust time pkgst time
Fort Benton circleview 29 03/26 11:11 39 03/26 02:31

... Fergus County...
                        sust time pkgst time
Hilger Judith Peak 25 03/26 07:52 41 03/26 04:52
Lewistown Airport 25 03/26 15:54 37 03/26 16:54
Lewistown 1se 28 03/26 16:04 39 03/26 16:04

... Gallatin County...
                        sust time pkgst time
MDT Bozeman Pass 32 03/26 14:58 39 03/26 18:20

... Glacier County...
                        sust time pkgst time
Browning wind 24 03/25 21:10 41 03/26 18:40
Cut Bank Airport 31 03/26 13:56 41 03/26 15:56
Deep Creek RAWS 50 03/26 11:21 74 03/26 13:21
Logan Pass USGS 25 03/26 14:00 45 03/26 13:00

... Hill County...
                        sust time pkgst time
Havre Airport 20 03/26 16:53 31 03/26 17:53
MDT Inverness 26 03/26 16:20 34 03/26 17:05

... Jefferson County...
                        sust time pkgst time
Galena RAWS 17 03/26 15:47 35 03/26 00:47
MDT Homestake pass whiteh 17 03/26 17:12 35 03/26 17:12

... Judith Basin County...
                        sust time pkgst time
MDT Geyser 34 03/26 17:14 43 03/26 16:54

... Lewis And Clark County...
                        sust time pkgst time
MDT Bowmans corner Wolf c 28 03/26 15:41 38 03/26 12:06
Helena Airport 25 03/26 10:53 39 03/26 15:53
MDT MacDonald Pass ellist 34 03/26 09:41 43 03/26 16:13
MDT Rogers Pass Lincoln 23 03/26 16:29 42 03/26 16:49

... Liberty County...
                        sust time pkgst time
    Chester
Chester wu 26 03/26 17:25 37 03/26 17:05

... Madison County...
                        sust time pkgst time
MDT Norris Hill Norris 21 03/26 11:08 29 03/26 13:08
MDT Raynolds Pass west ye 24 03/26 12:11 27 03/26 14:21

... Meagher County...
                        sust time pkgst time
MDT Deep Creek white sulp 30 03/26 20:14 38 03/26 19:19
Martinsdale dnet 23 03/25 22:32 32 03/26 02:32

... Pondera County...
                        sust time pkgst time
Conrad scan 37 03/26 17:00 37 03/26 17:00
Heart Butte RAWS 30 03/26 17:00 44 03/26 17:00

... Teton County...
                        sust time pkgst time
Gleason RAWS 22 03/25 22:09 48 03/25 22:09
MDT Pendroy 29 03/26 01:33 39 03/26 02:11
Pendroy trmr 17wnw dnet 31 03/25 21:12 45 03/26 19:52

... Toole County...
                 sust time pkgst time
Shelby 1n wu 30 03/26 16:44 35 03/26 16:44
MDT Sunburst 30 03/26 18:01 39 03/26 18:01
MDT Sweetgrass 31 03/26 15:08 39 03/26 14:28
Whitlash Fred George 8.4w 33 03/26 15:33 39 03/26 19:53





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