019  
WWUS45 KBYZ 262046  
WSWBYZ  
 
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT  
246 PM MDT WED APR 26 2017  
 
MTZ038-WYZ099-272100-  
/O.EXA.KBYZ.WS.A.0009.170427T1200Z-170429T0600Z/  
SOUTHERN BIG HORN-SHERIDAN FOOTHILLS-  
246 PM MDT WED APR 26 2017  
 
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH  
FRIDAY EVENING...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A WINTER  
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH  
FRIDAY EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...HEAVY, WET SNOW COULD CAUSE DIFFICULT TRAVEL  
CONDITIONS DUE TO POOR VISIBILITY AND SNOW PACKED ROADS. THIS  
WOULD INCLUDE INTERSTATE 90. POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.  
 
* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THURSDAY AND CONTINUE  
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON. HEAVIEST PERIOD OF SNOWFALL WILL BE  
THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.  
 
* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 10 INCHES FOR FOOTHILLS AND AREAS WEST  
OF INTERSTATE 90 WITH 4 TO 6 INCHES FOR EASTERN PLAINS  
LOCATIONS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS  
POSSIBLE BUT NOT IMMINENT. AT THIS TIME THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR  
SIGNIFICANT SNOW. FUTURE DRIVING AND WALKING CONDITIONS MAY  
BECOME HAZARDOUS SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO MONITOR THE LATEST  
FORECASTS.  
 

 
 

 
 
WYZ098-272100-  
/O.CON.KBYZ.WS.A.0009.170427T1200Z-170429T0600Z/  
NORTHEAST BIGHORN MOUNTAINS-  
246 PM MDT WED APR 26 2017  
 
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING  
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...  
 
* IMPACTS...HEAVY, WET SNOW COULD CAUSE DIFFICULT TRAVEL  
CONDITIONS DUE TO POOR VISIBILITY AND SNOW PACKED ROADS. THIS  
WOULD INCLUDE HIGHWAY 14 THROUGH BURGESS JUNCTION. POWER OUTAGES  
ARE POSSIBLE.  
 
 
* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THURSDAY MORNING AND  
CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THE SNOW COULD BE HEAVY  
AT TIMES, ESPECIALLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY  
MORNING. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF FRIDAY EVENING.  
 
* SNOW ACCUMULATION...12 TO 18 INCHES WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS  
POSSIBLE.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS  
POSSIBLE BUT NOT IMMINENT. AT THIS TIME THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR  
SIGNIFICANT SNOW. FUTURE DRIVING AND WALKING CONDITIONS MAY  
BECOME HAZARDOUS SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO MONITOR THE LATEST  
FORECASTS.  
 

 
 

 
 
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