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Dangerously cold morning already causing problems along Hi-Line

If you can believe it, we actually break subzero today and trend warming through tomorrow afternoon.

Highs will still top out well below average though.

You wouldn’t know it by this morning’s temperatures and wind chill values though.

It has been quite the cold start with Wind Chill Advisories and Wind Chill Warnings in place for most of Central and Eastern Montana.

Frostbite and hypothermia are possible if the right precautions are not taken.

This just means grab some extra layers and cover any exposed skin before heading outdoors.

In areas that experience wind chill values 40-50 degrees below zero, frostbite can occur on exposed skin in as little as 10 min!

Just a quick walk outdoors with the dogs without gloves on could result in frostbite on exposed skin.

Earlier this morning those dangerously low wind chill values were affecting people across the Hi-Line.

A power line was reported down in Havre.

According to Northwest Energy’s website, over 1,000 customers were effected and without power and -more importantly- heat.

Wind Chill Advisories and Wind Chill Warning remain in effect through tomorrow.

Wind Chill Warning
Wind Chill Warning
Wind Chill Advisory
Wind Chill Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
356 AM MST Thu Feb 7 2019

MTZ009>014-044>051-080030-
/O.NEW.KTFX.WW.Y.0009.190208T1200Z-190210T0600Z/
/O.EXT.KTFX.WC.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-190208T2100Z/
Northern Rocky Mountain Front-Eastern Glacier-Hill-Cascade-
Chouteau-Central and Southern Lewis and Clark-Toole-Liberty-
Eastern Pondera-Blaine-Southern Rocky Mountain Front-
Eastern Teton-Judith Basin-Fergus-
Including Logan Pass, Marias Pass, Browning, Heart Butte,
Cut Bank, Havre, Rocky Boy, Rudyard, Great Falls, Cascade, Belt,
Kings Hill Pass, Fort Benton, Carter, Big Sandy, Helena, Lincoln,
MacDonald Pass, Rogers Pass, Shelby, Sunburst, Chester, Whitlash,
Brady, Conrad, Chinook, Harlem, Hays, Bynum, Choteau, Augusta,
Fairfield, Dutton, Raynesford, Stanford, Hobson, Lewistown,
Winifred, Lewistown Divide, and Grass Range
356 AM MST Thu Feb 7 2019

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM MST FRIDAY...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM FRIDAY TO 11 PM
MST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Very cold wind chills occurring. Total
  snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches expected. Wind chills as
  low as 40 below zero occurring.

* WHERE...Portions of central, north central and west central
  Montana.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 5 AM Friday to 11
  PM MST Saturday. For the Wind Chill Advisory, until 2 PM MST
  Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Plan on
  slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could
  significantly reduce visibility. The dangerously cold wind
  chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10
  minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads
and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

To see a graphical representation of the degree of stress on
young livestock please visit our webpage and select Local
Programs then Cold Air Advisory for Newborn Livestock.

Snow is moving during our morning commute tomorrow.

Our ‘warming’ trend comes to an end Friday night as another arctic front moves through and causes temperatures to drop back down below zero.

A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect Friday at 5 AM through Saturday at 11 PM.

Winter Weather Advisory
Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
356 AM MST Thu Feb 7 2019

MTZ009>014-044>051-080030-
/O.NEW.KTFX.WW.Y.0009.190208T1200Z-190210T0600Z/
/O.EXT.KTFX.WC.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-190208T2100Z/
Northern Rocky Mountain Front-Eastern Glacier-Hill-Cascade-
Chouteau-Central and Southern Lewis and Clark-Toole-Liberty-
Eastern Pondera-Blaine-Southern Rocky Mountain Front-
Eastern Teton-Judith Basin-Fergus-
Including Logan Pass, Marias Pass, Browning, Heart Butte,
Cut Bank, Havre, Rocky Boy, Rudyard, Great Falls, Cascade, Belt,
Kings Hill Pass, Fort Benton, Carter, Big Sandy, Helena, Lincoln,
MacDonald Pass, Rogers Pass, Shelby, Sunburst, Chester, Whitlash,
Brady, Conrad, Chinook, Harlem, Hays, Bynum, Choteau, Augusta,
Fairfield, Dutton, Raynesford, Stanford, Hobson, Lewistown,
Winifred, Lewistown Divide, and Grass Range
356 AM MST Thu Feb 7 2019

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM MST FRIDAY...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM FRIDAY TO 11 PM
MST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Very cold wind chills occurring. Total
  snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches expected. Wind chills as
  low as 40 below zero occurring.

* WHERE...Portions of central, north central and west central
  Montana.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 5 AM Friday to 11
  PM MST Saturday. For the Wind Chill Advisory, until 2 PM MST
  Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Plan on
  slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could
  significantly reduce visibility. The dangerously cold wind
  chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10
  minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads
and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

To see a graphical representation of the degree of stress on
young livestock please visit our webpage and select Local
Programs then Cold Air Advisory for Newborn Livestock.
Elizabeth Copeland

Elizabeth Copeland

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