... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
* what... blizzard conditions possible. Total snow accumulations of
2 to 6 inches along and west of an east Glacier to Babb line,
with 6 to 8 inches at Marias Pass, are possible. Winds could
gust as high as 80 mph in wind favored areas.
* Where... northern Rocky Mountain front.
* When... from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning.
* Additional details... travel could be very difficult.
Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.
A Winter Storm Watch for blizzard conditions means there is a
potential for falling and/or blowing snow with strong winds and
extremely poor visibilities. This can lead to whiteout conditions
and make travel very dangerous.
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Winter Storm Watch
Issued: 3:24 AM MST Dec. 10, 2018 – National Weather Service
High Wind Watch
Issued: 2:45 AM MST Dec. 10, 2018 – National Weather Service
... High wind watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a high
wind watch, which is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
* Winds... southwest 35 to 45 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph. Local
wind gusts to 80 mph are possible in wind favored areas along
the Rocky Mountain front.
* Timing... winds will begin to increase along the Rocky Mountain
front and over the immediate eastern plains Tuesday afternoon.
These strong winds are then expected to peak during the evening
hours on Tuesday and into the early morning hours on Wednesday,
before slowly dissipating.
* Impacts... damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines.
Some power outages are possible. Travel will be difficult,
especially for high profile vehicles and light weight trailers.
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