Snow Avalanche Guidance
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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Backcountry Forecast for western Montana and north central Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
222 PM MDT Thu Apr 24 2014

.Discussion...Expect a very wet pattern through this weekend. Snow
levels will lower to 5000 feet in Glacier NP to 6000 feet in
Southwest Montana. Some significant snows are possible in Glacier
NP and the Butte/Pintlar mountains this weekend.

High pressure and dry conditions are expected next week.

For the latest information on watches, warnings and advisories, go
to weather.gov/missoula.

MTZ001-250830-
Far northwest Montana (Kootenai)-
including...Purcell and Cabinet Mountains

--------------------------- 5000-7000 FT ----------------------------
             FRI         FRI NIGHT   SAT         SAT NIGHT   SUN
CLOUD COVER  MCLDY       CLOUDY      CLOUDY      CLOUDY      CLOUDY
HI/LO TEMPS  40 to 51    25 to 30    38 to 46    25 to 31    36 to 47
WINDS(MPH)   S  5        NW  6       W 12        SW 12       SW 11
PRECIP CHC   50          60          80          30          70
PRECIP TYPE  showers     SNO/SHR     SNO/SHR     SNO/SHR     SNO/SHR
LIQUID AMT   0.05        0.15        0.17        0.04        0.08
SNOW AMT(IN) 1           2           2-3         0-1         1-2

SNOW LEVEL   5000        4500        4500        4000        4500

$$
MTZ002-009-250830-
Northwest Montana (Flathead and Glacier Park)-
including...Mission and Swan Ranges

--------------------------- 4000-6000 FT ----------------------------
             FRI         FRI NIGHT   SAT         SAT NIGHT   SUN
CLOUD COVER  MCLDY       CLOUDY      CLOUDY      MCLDY       MCLDY
HI/LO TEMPS  43 to 52    26 to 32    39 to 47    25 to 30    38 to 47
WINDS(MPH)   S  6        E  6        W 10        SW  9       W 11
PRECIP CHC   60          90          90          60          60
PRECIP TYPE  showers     showers     showers     showers     showers
LIQUID AMT   0.05        0.21        0.31        0.13        0.04
SNOW AMT(IN) 0-1         1-3         3-5         1-2         0-1

--------------------------- 6000-8000 FT ----------------------------
             FRI         FRI NIGHT   SAT         SAT NIGHT   SUN
CLOUD COVER  MCLDY       CLOUDY      CLOUDY      MCLDY       MCLDY
HI/LO TEMPS  40 to 48    23 to 29    36 to 44    22 to 28    35 to 43
WINDS(MPH)   S  6        E  8        W 11        W 11        W 12
PRECIP CHC   60          100         100         60          60
PRECIP TYPE  SNO/SHR     SNO/SHR     SNO/SHR     SNO/SHR     SNO/SHR
LIQUID AMT   0.07        0.26        0.38        0.18        0.04
SNOW AMT(IN) 1           3-4         4-6         2-3         1

SNOW LEVEL   5000        5500        5000        4500        5000

$$
MTZ004-006-043-250830-
West central Montana-
including...Rattlesnake Wilderness and
Bitterroots from Lookout Pass to Lost Trail Pass

--------------------------- 4000-6000 FT ----------------------------
             FRI         FRI NIGHT   SAT         SAT NIGHT   SUN
CLOUD COVER  CLOUDY      CLOUDY      CLOUDY      CLOUDY      MCLDY
HI/LO TEMPS  40 to 51    24 to 32    37 to 48    24 to 30    36 to 47
WINDS(MPH)   W  5        NW  9       W 11        W  9        W 10
PRECIP CHC   80          70          70          40          70
PRECIP TYPE  showers     showers     showers     SNO/SHR     showers
LIQUID AMT   0.11        0.21        0.14        0.03        0.07
SNOW AMT(IN) 0-1         2-3         2           0           1-2

--------------------------- 6000-8000 FT ----------------------------
             FRI         FRI NIGHT   SAT         SAT NIGHT   SUN
CLOUD COVER  CLOUDY      CLOUDY      CLOUDY      CLOUDY      MCLDY
HI/LO TEMPS  36 to 45    22 to 27    33 to 42    21 to 26    32 to 42
WINDS(MPH)   W  6        NW 10       NW 11       W  8        W 11
PRECIP CHC   90          70          60          40          70
PRECIP TYPE  tstms       SNO/SHR     SNO/SHR     SNO/SHR     SNO/SHR
LIQUID AMT   0.22        0.23        0.16        0.03        0.07
SNOW AMT(IN) 2-3         2-3         2           0-1         1-2

SNOW LEVEL   6000        4500        4500        4500        5000

$$
IDZ006-250830-
US Highway 12 in Idaho (Lochsa)-
including...Powell

--------------------------- 2000-4000 FT ----------------------------
             FRI         FRI NIGHT   SAT         SAT NIGHT   SUN
CLOUD COVER  CLOUDY      CLOUDY      CLOUDY      CLOUDY      MCLDY
HI/LO TEMPS  51 to 53    30 to 36    48 to 52    27 to 32    47 to 51
WINDS(MPH)   W  5        W  7        W 10        SW  6       W  8
PRECIP CHC   100         70          70          40          70
PRECIP TYPE  showers     showers     showers     showers     showers
LIQUID AMT   0.15        0.21        0.13        0.03        0.09
SNOW AMT(IN) 0           0-1         0           0           0

------------------------- 4000 TO 6000 FT ---------------------------
             FRI         FRI NIGHT   SAT         SAT NIGHT   SUN
CLOUD COVER  CLOUDY      CLOUDY      CLOUDY      CLOUDY      CLOUDY
HI/LO TEMPS  41 to 47    21 to 29    39 to 46    23 to 28    37 to 45
WINDS(MPH)   W  5        W  8        W 10        SW  8       W  9
PRECIP CHC   100         70          70          40          80
PRECIP TYPE  showers     SNO/SHR     showers     showers     showers
LIQUID AMT   0.17        0.23        0.14        0.03        0.10
SNOW AMT(IN) 0-2         2-3         2           0           1-3

SNOW LEVEL   5500        4000        4000        4000        5000

$$







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