HIGH WIND WARNINGS are in effect for the majority of western Montana until 9pm tonight.  West winds will consistently blow between 15 and 30 mph.  Occasional wind gusts may approach 50 mph.

High winds have knocked out power for over 2500 Flathead Electric customers. Flathead electric's site also has an outage viewer showing the areas on the main page. If not I can post when I get back to station

At this intensity, damage can occur to trees and people's property.  Truck drivers and those with high profile vehicles are in for a difficult and dangerous day.