Snow Avalanche Guidance
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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SNOW AVALANCHE GUIDANCE PRODUCT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
410 AM MST THU DEC 8 2016

.DISCUSSION...EXPECT EXTENSIVE PACIFIC MOISTURE TO BE TRANSPORTED
INTO IDAHO ON STRONG WESTERLY WINDS WITH HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED INTO
THE WEEKEND. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN EARLY THIS AFTERNOON AND
CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. THERE MAY BE A BREAK VERY LATE TONIGHT
INTO FRIDAY MORNING WITH HEAVY SNOW RETURNING FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
WESTERLY WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO INCREASE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY.
GOOD PATTERN FOR WESTERN SLOPES.

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

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               11             11             24
WIND                   S AROUND 7     W AROUND 18     W AROUND 22
QPF                          0.13           0.18           0.20
SNOW AMOUNT                   2.8            3.9            3.8
PRECIP PROB (%)                90             75             80

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             15             40             35
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              5             15             15
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              5              5

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

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               11             11             23
WIND                  S AROUND 13   SW AROUND 20    W AROUND 29
QPF                          0.17           0.28           0.30
SNOW AMOUNT                   3.1            4.4            4.5
PRECIP PROB (%)               100            100            100

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             20             60             55
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              5             20             15
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              5              5

ESTIMATED PAST 24HR (3AM-3AM) SNOWFALL: 0.0


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

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               18             18             25
WIND                 SE AROUND 12   SW AROUND 24    W AROUND 34
QPF                          0.19           0.34           0.40
SNOW AMOUNT                   4.2            5.1            5.4
PRECIP PROB (%)               100            100             95

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             25             70             70
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              5             30             35
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              5             10

...SAWTOOTH (7775 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      FRIDAY...

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               17             17             30
WIND                  SE AROUND 6    SE AROUND 9    SE AROUND 7
QPF                          0.14           0.36           0.29
SNOW AMOUNT                   2.7            5.6            4.3
PRECIP PROB (%)                90            100             95

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             15             75             50
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              5             35             20
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0             10              5

...VIENNA MINE (8960 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      FRIDAY...

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               16             16             27
WIND                 SE AROUND 12   SW AROUND 16    W AROUND 16
QPF                          0.17           0.33           0.32
SNOW AMOUNT                   3.8            5.2            4.3
PRECIP PROB (%)               100            100            100

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             20             70             60
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              5             30             20
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              5              5

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

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP         19 TO 24       14 TO 18       35 TO 39
WIND                   NE 4 TO 14     NW 2 TO 12   NW AROUND 12
SNOW AMOUNT              AROUND 3       AROUND 3       AROUND 3

...6500 FT TO 8000 FT...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      FRIDAY...

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP         13 TO 23       12 TO 18       29 TO 39
WIND                  S AROUND 13      S 5 TO 15      W 3 TO 13
SNOW AMOUNT              AROUND 3            4-6            3-5

$$



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