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High Wind Warning

Statement as of 3:02 PM MST on December 21, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EST on December 22, 2014


... High Wind Warning in effect until midnight MST tonight...

The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a High Wind
Warning... which is in effect until midnight MST tonight.

* Timing... strong west to northwest winds can be expected late
this afternoon and evening.

* Impacts... dangerous cross winds will impact portions of
Interstate 90 from Columbus and Billings to Sheridan.

* Wind speeds... occasional gusts to 60 mph.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Winds of these magnitudes can cause property damage without extra
precautions. Those planning to travel in high profile vehicles
should be prepared for dangerous cross winds and may want to
consider an alternate Route.





Special Statement

Statement as of 11:35 AM MST on December 21, 2014

Expires 11:30 PM EST on December 21, 2014


Strong west to northwest winds will develop across much of the
area this afternoon and evening. A few gusts as high as 60 mph are
possible... especially along the higher ridges and near shower
activity.

A strong area of low pressure will be over the Dakotas on Monday
resulting in continued gusty northwest winds. Wind gusts of 40 to
50 mph are expected. In addition... areas of snow will impact far
southeast Montana... with 1 to 3 inches of accumulation east of
Miles City and Broadus through Monday night. The combination of
gusty winds... snow and reduced visibility will cause some travel
difficulties in southeast Montana.


517 am MST sun Dec 21 2014

A strong disturbance will move across the area today through
Monday. Very gusty west to northwest winds will develop by this
afternoon across the area. A few gusts around 60 mph will be
possible... especially along the higher ridges. In addition... rain
and snow showers will be possible throughout the day. Some of this
precipitation may be in the form of freezing rain this morning for
areas mainly east of Billings.

A strong area of low pressure will be over the Dakotas on Monday
resulting in continued gusty northwest winds. Wind gusts around 50
mph will be possible. In addition... areas of snow... mainly along
and east of a Hysham to Sheridan line... can be expected.
Accumulations of 1 to 2 inches along with blowing snow and reduced
visibilities will be possible.



Local Storm Report



12/21/2014 0215 PM

9 miles SW of Acton, Yellowstone County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m58.00 mph, reported by trained spotter.





12/21/2014 0451 PM

8 miles SSE of Wyola, Big Horn County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m68.00 mph, reported by dept of highways.






12/21/2014 0226 PM

3 miles NW of Billings, Yellowstone County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m60.00 mph, reported by ASOS.




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