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
453 AM MST Wed Feb 21 2018

DISCUSSION:
A weak disturbance continues to move through north central Idaho
this morning then on into southwest Montana by this afternoon.
This feature will bring light snow accumulations, with amounts up
to 3 inches in Idaho county. Also another snow band has developed
over Flathead Lake that will bring some decent accumulations to
the Mission Mountains between Bigfork to Yellow bay. Tonight into
Thursday a second disturbance will swing into the Pacific
Northwest producing another round of light snow to portions of
north central Idaho. Once again, Idaho County will have the best
chance of accumulating snow. A more significant feature causing
widespread snow is still on track for Saturday.

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Elevations above 4,000 FT:

                      Today        Tonight      Thu
Cloud Cover           45%          60%          65%
Hi/Lo Temps           9 to 22      -10 to -1    13 to 23
Winds(mph)            SW  7G17     SW  5G17     NE  5
Precip Chc            0            0            0
Precip Type           none         none         snow
Liquid Amt            0.00         0.00         0.00
Snow Ratio(SLR)       0            0            21:1
Snow Amt(in)          0            0            0

Snow Level            0            0            0

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