Snow Avalanche Guidance
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT
FWUS45 KMSO 240947
Backcountry Forecast for western Montana and north central Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
347 AM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017
DISCUSSION: A weather disturbance with widespread precip will move
through the region later today through Saturday. The best
potential for accumulating snows will be this evening through
Saturday morning though amounts will be generally light.
Several more similar weather systems (with generally light
amounts) will impact the region off and on through next week.
Expect near normal temperatures the entire period.
Elevations above 4,000 FT:
Today Tonight Sat
Cloud Cover 70% 90% 80%
Hi/Lo Temps 32 to 50 21 to 31 32 to 46
Winds(mph) S 10G29 SW 14G32 SW 9G21
Precip Chc 60 80 60
Precip Type showers showers showers
Liquid Amt 0.05 0.19 0.07
Snow Ratio(SLR) 13:1 14:1 15:1
Snow Amt(in) 0-2 2-4 1
Snow Level 4000 5000 4500