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
431 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

DISCUSSION: Scattered snow showers accompanied by gusty east
winds will continue into Friday mainly across northwest Montana
with only a few snow showers over central Idaho. Much colder air
is expected to settle across the region this weekend and remain
through the middle of next week. Gusty easterly winds will
accompany the surges of cold air on Friday night and again Monday
night leading to dangerously low wind chills. Occasional light
snow will also be possible mainly from Monday afternoon into
Tuesday with a couple inches of dry, fluffy snow possible.

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Elevations above 4,000 FT:

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI
Cloud Cover           65%          60%          85%
Hi/Lo Temps           22 to 35     6 to 20      19 to 34
Winds(mph)            E  6         SE  4        NE  7G21
Precip Chc            20           0            30
Precip Type           sno/shr      sno/shr      sno/shr
Liquid Amt            0.01         0.00         0.02
Snow Ratio(SLR)       20:1         20:1         19:1
Snow Amt(in)          0-1          0-1          0-1

Snow Level            1000         1500         1000

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