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
401 AM MST Fri Dec 9 2016

DISCUSSION: High elevation temperatures and some of north central
Idaho are starting to moderate ever so slowly and this trend will
continue. After a brief decrease in snow this afternoon the next
weather system will arrive this evening. This one has the
potential for snow bands so snow total and coverage will not be as
consistent as the current system. Snow will decrease on Saturday,
and temperatures will continue to warm. Another arctic intrusion
with more snow appears to arrive a little later so it will not be
here until Monday. Snow will still fall on Sunday, though, with a
passing low.


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Elevations above 4,000 FT:

                      Today        Tonight      Sat
Cloud Cover           90%          95%          85%
Hi/Lo Temps           10 to 26     0 to 19      12 to 26
Winds(mph)            SE  9G21     SW  7G17     SW  8G23
Precip Chc            70           90           80
Precip Type           snow         snow         snow
Liquid Amt            0.06         0.26         0.14
Snow Ratio(SLR)       21:1         19:1         19:1
Snow Amt(in)          1-2          5-7          2-4

Snow Level            0            500          1000

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