Cascade Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

High Wind Watch
Statement as of 2:52 PM MDT on March 27, 2015

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

A high wind watch remains in effect from Saturday morning through
Saturday evening.

* Timing and main impact: westerly winds will increase Saturday
morning associated with the passage of a cold front. Behind the
cold front winds will likely increase further and could become
strong by afternoon. Winds will diminish early Saturday evening.
Travel could become hazardous for those driving high profile
vehicles.

* Winds: westerly winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph are
possible.

* Other impacts: locally poor visibilities in blowing dust could
occur over the plains.

* Locations affected include: Fairfield... White Sulphur
Springs... Stanford... Chinook... Conrad... Shelby... Chester...
Cut Bank... Havre... Great Falls... Kings Hill Pass... Big
Sandy... Fort Benton... Flesher Pass... Helena... Lincoln...
MacDonald Pass... Rogers Pass... Lewistown... Lewistown Divide.

* To see a graphical representation of this hazard please visit
our web Page and click on the detailed hazards tab.

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
forecasts.




Record Report
Statement as of 9:14 PM EDT on March 27, 2015

...Updated Record Warm Maximum Temperatures For Mar 27 In North
Central And Southwest Montana...


Location new record old record year set records began
Boulder 72 72 1986 1891
Bozeman msu 72 69 1986 1892
Belgrade field 74 71 1986 1935
Dillon Airport 74 69 1986 1929
Gold Butte 73 69 1986 1905
Grass Range 74 73 1946 1914
Great Falls 74 73 1986 1886
Helena 76 75 1986 1866
Havre 75 75 1946 1880
Lewistown 73 69 1946 1896
Millegan 70 68 1986 1965
Turner 68 66 1992 1948
Wisdom 65 59 1986 1906

... Record warm minimum temperatures for Mar 27 in north central
   and southwest Montana...

Location new record old record year set records began
Choteau 51 47 1986 1893
Gold Butte 50 43 1946 1905
Grass Range 42 40 1978 1914
Millegan 34 34 2005 1965