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A Number Of Hazards Expected Today

A number of hazards are expected across the U.S. today. Severe thunderstorms are expected in the Upper Mississippi Valley and from Missouri to the Carolinas. Widespread critical fire weather conditions are likely from the Southwest to south-central High Plains. Flood watches are in effect for parts of Hawaii and Alaska. Finally, record heat persists in the Southern U.S. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Thu, May. 19, 2022 at 9:51:04 am MDT

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Winds will increase Wednesday through Thursday across the Northern Rockies, ahead of a cold storm system from the northwest. Peak wind gusts will increase from the 30-40 mph range on Wednesday, to the 40-50 mph range on Thursday. Wind impacts will include: choppy waves on Flathead Lake, displaced loose objects, and dangerous highway crosswinds.
A cold and windy storm system will move along the Continental Divide from the northwest Wednesday night through Friday. Locations along the Continental Divide of western Montana, including Glacier National Park, will be impacted by a combination wind gusts in the 40 to 50 mph range, accumulating snow (mainly above 5000 feet), periodic low visibility, and snow-covered backcountry roads.
A cold and wet storm system will bring snow showers, well-below normal temperatures, and gusty winds to the Northern Rockies Wednesday night through Friday. Anticipate periodic wind-driven snow showers, winter travel conditions on area mountain passes, and cold, wet conditions in the valleys.


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