The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a High Wind Warning for part of western Montana:
227 PM MDT WED JUL 9 2008
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 12 PM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT
MDT THURSDAY NIGHT ABOVE 6000 FEET...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WARNING ABOVE 6000 FEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 12 PM THURSDAY
TO MIDNIGHT MDT THURSDAY NIGHT.
STRONG SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH CAN BE
EXPECTED THURSDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET. THE HIGHEST GUSTS WILL BE
EXPERIENCED NEAR MCDONALD PASS AND ALONG THE MONTANA HIGHWAY 1
CORRIDOR FROM GEORGETOWN LAKE TO ANACONDA. OTHER LOCATIONS LIKE
PHILIPSBURG AND DEER LODGE CAN EXPECT TO SEE GUSTY WINDS BETWEEN
40 AND 50 MPH.
A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. VERY STRONG WINDS CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.
A rather quiet pattern will exist for the next few days. Ridge in place, moisture gone. Sunday looks interesting though, as an incoming trough will help to advect some moisture into the area. Lift, associated with the trough, will also make things interesting.