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  • Wednesday, April 04, 2012

    Springtime Caprice

    THE NORMAL STUFF
    50° F Today - Gone Tomorrow
    fish now

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    .. Here comes the Springtime roller coaster. We're ready and may go "down canyon" just to see how the other half copes with the NWS Warning:


    Winter Storm Watch in effect from:
    Thursday evening through
    Friday evening...

    The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Winter
    Storm Watch... which is in effect from Thursday evening through
    Friday evening.


    * Timing and main impact: light snow is expected to develop over
    the mountains of southwest Montana by Thursday morning then
    spread to the mountains of central Montana later Thursday. Snow
    will increase in intensity Thursday night and develop over the
    lower elevations. The heaviest snow is expected Friday before
    diminishing Friday night. Poor visibilities will hamper travel.

    * Snow accumulations: for the mountains 8 to 16 inches are
    possible. Several inches of snow are expected for the valleys
    and plains though higher amounts are possible.

    * Winds and visibility: southwest to west winds 10 to 20 mph are
    expected over southwest Montana by Friday while northwest winds
    10 to 20 mph are expected over central Montana. Visibilities
    could be below a half-mile over the mountains and at times over
    the plains and valleys.

    * Other impacts: roads could become snow covered and slippery.
    Heavy wet snow could cause damage to trees and possible power
    outages. Young unprotected livestock could become stressed.

    * Locations affected include: West Yellowstone... White Sulphur Springs...
    Battle Ridge Pass... Bozeman... Bozeman Pass... Targhee Pass... Stanford... Lewistown... Lewistown Divide...
    Boulder... Boulder Hill... Elk Park Pass... Homestake pass...
    Whitehall... Big Hole Pass... Chief Joseph Pass... Dillon...
    Monida Pass... Great Falls... Kings Hill Pass... Townsend...
    Ennis... Norris Hill... Raynolds Pass... Twin Bridges.


    Precautionary/preparedness actions...

    A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
    snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
    Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.