Statement as of 10:07 AM MDT on October 22, 2017
Expires 10:00 PM EDT on October 22, 2017
... Lake Wind Advisory remains in effect until 8 PM MDT this
* impacts/timing: gusty winds will peak between 11am and 2pm today.
Increased chop on Flathead Lake will cause difficult conditions
for small water craft.
* Winds: south winds around 15 mph becoming southwesterly 15 to
25 mph with gusts to near 40 mph possible by mid day.
* Wave heights: 1 to 3 feet, locally up to 4 feet on the
northeast side of the lake.
* Locations impacted include: Flathead Lake, Flathead Valley,
Mission Valley, and Polson
A lake Wind Advisory indicates that winds will cause rough chop
on area lakes. Small boats will be especially prone to capsizing.
Note... the experimental wave height forecasts are representative
of the mid lake waters and downwind shores. Wave heights may be
significantly less on upwind shores.