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
409 AM MST WED DEC 17 2014

DISCUSSION: A series weak disturbances will move through the
region the rest of the week causing light snow accumulations. This
weekend the weather pattern is anticipated to become very active
as a warm and moist jet streak moves into the region. Snow levels
will rise during this event, but the higher terrain could receive
significant snow amounts even with low snow ratios. Also strong
westerly winds will impact the region during this event.


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Elevations above 4,000 FT:

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU
Cloud Cover           75%          70%          75%
Hi/Lo Temps           27 to 35     20 to 27     28 to 36
Winds(mph)            SW  6        SW  6G18     SW  9G23
Precip Chc            0            30           40
Precip Type           snow         snow         snow
Liquid Amt            0.00         0.01         0.03
Snow Ratio(SLR)       16:1         16:1         16:1
Snow Amt(in)          0            0            0-1

Snow Level            2500         3000         3000

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