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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.




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