Snow Avalanche Guidance
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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SNOW AVALANCHE GUIDANCE PRODUCT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
323 AM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

.DISCUSSION...Expect snow to continue through the day today with
intensity letting up in most areas later this morning. Winds will
remain strong through the day, but will also gradually taper off
throughout the day. Temperatures will drop as low as 5 below zero
tonight as we head into a period of cool and unsettled weather.

**********SAWTOOTH RECREATION AREA FORECAST**********
...Bald Mtn (9145 ft)...
                         Today...     Tonight...Washingtons Birthday...

Cloud cover                 mcldy          mcldy          mcldy
Precip type                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp               19             -1             12
Max Wind               NW 21 G 30      W 15 G 22     NW 13 G 20
QPF                          0.04           0.01           0.03
Snow amount                   0.6            0.1            0.8
Precip prob (%)                60             35             45
Snow level (ft)              2400            600            200

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             20              6             17
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN              5              5              5
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              5              0              5
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0              0

...Titus Peak (10079 ft)...
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Cloud cover                cloudy          mcldy          mcldy
Precip type                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp               16             -6              7
Max Wind                W 27 G 39      W 15 G 22     NW 12 G 19
QPF                          0.10           0.02           0.03
Snow amount                   1.7            0.4            0.7
Precip prob (%)                80             50             50
Snow level (ft)              2400            600            200

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             50             11             16
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             15              5              5
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              5              0              5
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0              0

Estimated Past 24hr (3am-3am) snowfall: 4.8


...Soldier Mtn (9495 ft)...
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Cloud cover                 mcldy          mcldy          mcldy
Precip type           SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS
Max/Min/Max temp               14              2              6
Max Wind                W 35 G 65      W 25 G 39     NW 18 G 25
QPF                          0.12           0.01           0.02
Snow amount                   2.3            0.4            0.5
Precip prob (%)                65             40             40
Snow level (ft)              2700            700            200

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             49              5             12
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             25              0              5
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN             10              0              5
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              5              0              0

...Sawtooth (7775 ft)...
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Cloud cover                cloudy          mcldy          mcldy
Precip type                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp               22              0             14
Max Wind               SW 15 G 22      W 12 G 19     SW 10 G 14
QPF                          0.12           0.02           0.02
Snow amount                   2.0            0.3            0.6
Precip prob (%)                90             55             45
Snow level (ft)              2300            600            200

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             60              9             11
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             20              5              5
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              5              0              0
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0              0

...Vienna Mine (8960 ft)...
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Cloud cover                cloudy          mcldy          mcldy
Precip type           SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS
Max/Min/Max temp               16             -2              7
Max Wind                W 25 G 34      W 14 G 21      N 14 G 21
QPF                          0.14           0.03           0.04
Snow amount                   3.0            0.5            1.0
Precip prob (%)                75             50             55
Snow level (ft)              2400            600            200

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             59             16             21
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             25              5             10
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN             10              5              5
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              5              0              0

$$
**********SUN VALLEY AREA FORECAST**********
...valleys to 6500 ft...
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Cloud cover                 mcldy          mcldy          mcldy
Precip type                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp         29 to 33        4 to 10       19 to 25
Wind                   NW 13 G 20      W 15 G 22      N 13 G 20
Snow amount                1 to 2          TRACE         1 to 2

...6500 ft to 8000 ft...
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Cloud cover                 mcldy          mcldy          mcldy
Precip type                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp         22 to 30        -2 to 6       13 to 20
Wind                   NW 20 G 29      W 17 G 24     NW 14 G 21
Snow amount              around 2          TRACE         1 to 2

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