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
344 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

DISCUSSION: A cold front moving through the region will cause
showers today. Not much new moisture is expected with this system
compared to recent systems, but it will be MUCH windier. Many
isolated mountain locations will see extended periods with west
winds this afternoon near 30 mph, and gusts near 50 mph.
Conditions will calm down tonight and remain breezy for the next
few days.

Tuesday night into Wednesday a broad trough sets up over the area
bringing below average temperatures and showers across the
region.

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Elevations above 4,000 FT:

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN
Cloud Cover           90%          60%          75%
Hi/Lo Temps           40 to 51     27 to 34     42 to 55
Winds(mph)            W 22G48      W 13G39      SW 14
Precip Chc            80           0            0
Precip Type           tstms        showers      showers
Liquid Amt            0.25         0.00         0.00
Snow Ratio(SLR)       17:1         16:1         14:1
Snow Amt(in)          0-4          0            0

Snow Level            5500         5500         5000

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