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
252 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

DISCUSSION: A ridge of high pressure will dominate the region
today through much of Friday. By Friday afternoon another weather
disturbance will move through the region impacting the regionwith
precipitation through Saturday morning. A couple of inches of snow
are expected with snow levels lowering to 4000-4500 feet. Some
higher elevations may receive up to 6 inches of snow.



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Elevations above 4,000 FT:

                      Today        Tonight      Fri
Cloud Cover           60%          45%          70%
Hi/Lo Temps           29 to 45     17 to 25     34 to 50
Winds(mph)            W  9G21      SW  6        S 10G23
Precip Chc            30           0            50
Precip Type           sno/shr      none         showers
Liquid Amt            0.01         0.00         0.05
Snow Ratio(SLR)       16:1         0            14:1
Snow Amt(in)          0            0            0-2

Snow Level            4000         4000         4000

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