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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 8:59:31 am MDT

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A springtime storm will affect North-central and Southwestern Montana beginning tonight through Friday. Expect gusty winds area-wide with this system, especially across the North-central Plains. Winds will also be strong across Southwestern Montana. While winds will initially be out of the west with this system, they will shift to the north on Thursday. Strong winds from the north are relatively uncommon and could cause damage to trees and structures not adapted for strong northerly winds.
Significant mountain snow is possible beginning Thursday afternoon into Friday. 3 to 6 inches of accumulation are expected, with up to 12 inches in the mountains. Travel may be difficult, with snow causing poor visibility, especially over the passes and may also pose a threat to backcountry recreation.
A weather system is still expected to bring rain and snow to the region Thursday and Friday. Here is the latest look at forecast liquid equivalent precipitation. The focus for greatest accumulation will be along the Rocky Mountain Front and in the terrain of Central Montana, where snow in excess of 6 inches is possible.


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