Snow Avalanche Guidance
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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SNOW AVALANCHE GUIDANCE PRODUCT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
409 AM MST SAT DEC 27 2014

...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW AND WIND RETURN TO ROUND
OUT THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND...

.DISCUSSION...THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING LIGHT SNOW
INITIALLY TO THE MOUNTAINS NEAR STANLEY THIS AFTERNOON AND ACROSS
ALL OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. MOST OF THE SNOW
WILL FALL BETWEEN 5PM TODAY AND MID AFTERNOON TOMORROW. THE
PATTERN FOR THIS EVENT FAVORS THE MOUNTAINS TO NORTH AND WEST OF
SUN VALLEY. LESSER AMOUNTS ARE FORECAST DUE TO DOWNSLOPE EFFECTS
FOR THE REST OF THE AREA. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR FROM MID
EVENING THROUGH LATE MORNING. SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 25 MPH WITH
GUSTS OF 35+MPH ARE POSSIBLE AT RIDGETOP AND ALSO IN FAVORED AREAS
WHEN THE WINDS BECOME NORTHWEST EARLY IN THE MORNING.


**********SAWTOOTH RECREATION AREA FORECAST**********
...BALD MTN (9145 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      SUNDAY...

CLOUD COVER                 MCLDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               18             15             17
WIND                  W AROUND 14   SW AROUND 13   NW AROUND 18
QPF                          0.01           0.11           0.04
SNOW AMOUNT                   0.1            1.9            0.7
PRECIP PROB (%)                74            100             72


...TITUS PEAK (10079 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      SUNDAY...

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               13              4             11
WIND                 NW AROUND 16    W AROUND 17    NW 12 TO 22
QPF                          0.02           0.25           0.10
SNOW AMOUNT                   0.3            5.0            1.8
PRECIP PROB (%)               100            100             88


...SOLDIER MTN (9495 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      SUNDAY...

CLOUD COVER                 MCLDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               16             10             12
WIND                 NW AROUND 16    W AROUND 13   NW AROUND 16
QPF                          0.02           0.30           0.11
SNOW AMOUNT                   0.4            6.6            2.3
PRECIP PROB (%)                87             99             82


...SAWTOOTH (10000 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      SUNDAY...

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               13              5             12
WIND                  W AROUND 10   SW AROUND 14    W AROUND 16
QPF                          0.03           0.30           0.12
SNOW AMOUNT                   0.4            5.1            2.1
PRECIP PROB (%)               100            100             89


$$
**********SUN VALLEY AREA FORECAST**********
...VALLEYS TO 6500 FT...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      SUNDAY...

CLOUD COVER                 MCLDY         CLOUDY          MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP         20 TO 26       14 TO 20       23 TO 29
WIND                   NW 7 TO 17     SW 3 TO 13     NW 5 TO 15
SNOW AMOUNT                 TRACE            1-2       AROUND 1


...6500 FT TO 8000 FT...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      SUNDAY...

CLOUD COVER                 MCLDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP         17 TO 24        9 TO 19       17 TO 25
WIND                    W 7 TO 17     SW 7 TO 17      W 7 TO 17
SNOW AMOUNT                 TRACE            2-5            1-2


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