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High Wind Watch
Issued: 2:23 PM MDT Apr. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High wind watch in effect from Saturday morning through
Saturday evening...

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a high
wind watch, which is in effect from Saturday morning through
Saturday evening.

* Winds: southwest 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Local
gusts up to 80 mph along the Rocky Mountain front.

* Timing: winds will increase along the Rocky Mountain front and
in eastern Glacier County Saturday morning. These winds could
become strong and gusty during the afternoon and into the early
evening hours.

* Impacts: strong winds could break tree branches. Isolated power
outages are possible. Travel will be difficult, especially for
high profile vehicles.

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


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