High Wind Warning - Montana

By: Weather
By: Weather

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
937 AM MDT MON SEP 26 2011

NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BROWNING...MARIAS PASS
937 AM MDT MON SEP 26 2011

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TUESDAY
NIGHT...

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TUESDAY
NIGHT.

* TIMING AND MAIN IMPACT: STRONG AND GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS ALOFT
WILL CONTINUE TO MIX DOWN TO THE SURFACE ALONG THE ROCKY
MOUNTAIN FRONT TODAY. STRONG WINDS WILL DECREASE SOMEWHAT DURING
THE AFTERNOON HOURS TODAY BUT WILL INCREASE AGAIN TONIGHT AND
CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. WINDS WILL MAINLY AFFECT AREAS
ALONG RIDGE TOPS AND THROUGH MOUNTAIN PASSES.

* WINDS: WEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH ARE
EXPECTED. STRONGER WINDS OF 30 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 80 MPH
ARE POSSIBLE OVER LOGAN PASS.

* ELEVATIONS: STRONG WINDS TODAY WILL MAINLY AFFECT LOCATIONS
ABOVE 5000 FEET BUT MAY MIX DOWN TO LOWER ELEVATIONS TONIGHT
THROUGH TUESDAY.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: BROWNING...MARIAS PASS

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.


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