Snow Avalanche Guidance
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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SNOW AVALANCHE GUIDANCE PRODUCT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
421 AM MST FRI DEC 2 2016

.DISCUSSION...DRY CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST FOR TODAY ACROSS THE
AVALANCHE FORECAST AREA. THESE DRY CONDITIONS WILL BE SHORT LIVED
HOWEVER...AS LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SATURDAY
MORNING AND CONTINUE AS OCCASIONAL LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE
DAY. SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE IN
STRENGTH AND COVERAGE BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON, WITH LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW
POSSIBLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SNOW SHOULD DIMINISH
SUNDAY NIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES AT MID SLOPE AND
12 INCHES OR MORE AT UPPER SLOPES ARE FORECAST...WITH WEST-FACING
SLOPES FAVORED. IN ADDITION...WINDY CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY
WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH OR GREATER AT MID AND UPPER SLOPES.
SIGNIFICANTLY COLDER AIR WILL THEN FILTER INTO THE REGION SUNDAY
NIGHT WITH THE COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON SO FAR FOR EARLY NEXT
WEEK.

**********SAWTOOTH RECREATION AREA FORECAST**********
...BALD MTN (9145 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...    SATURDAY...

CLOUD COVER                MCLEAR          PCLDY          MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE                  NONE    SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               17             15             25
WIND                 NW AROUND 10    SW AROUND 9    NW AROUND 15
QPF                          NONE           0.00           0.01
SNOW AMOUNT                  NONE            0.0            0.1
PRECIP PROB (%)                15             15             30

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN              0              0              5
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              0              0              5
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0              0

...TITUS PEAK (10079 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...    SATURDAY...

CLOUD COVER                MCLEAR          MCLDY          MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE           SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               16             16             23
WIND                   N AROUND 8   NW AROUND 12   NW AROUND 20
QPF                          0.00           0.03           0.03
SNOW AMOUNT                   0.0            0.5            0.5
PRECIP PROB (%)                20             30             40

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN              0             10             10
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              0              5              5
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              5              5

ESTIMATED PAST 24HR (3AM-3AM) SNOWFALL: 0.9


...SOLDIER MTN (9495 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...    SATURDAY...

CLOUD COVER                MCLEAR          PCLDY          MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE                  NONE    SNOWSHOWERS           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               20             16             25
WIND                   NW AROUND 7    W AROUND 14   NW AROUND 28
QPF                          NONE           0.00           0.02
SNOW AMOUNT                  NONE            0.0            0.2
PRECIP PROB (%)                15             25             30

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN              0              0              5
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              0              0              58
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0              5

...SAWTOOTH (7775 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...    SATURDAY...

CLOUD COVER                MCLEAR          MCLDY          MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE           SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               20             19             29
WIND                   E AROUND 5     W AROUND 8    SW AROUND 12
QPF                          0.00           0.03           0.03
SNOW AMOUNT                   0.0            0.4            0.4
PRECIP PROB (%)                20             30             40

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN              0             10             10
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              0              5              5
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              5              5

...VIENNA MINE (8960 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...    SATURDAY...

CLOUD COVER                MCLEAR          MCLDY          MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE           SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               21             14             25
WIND                   N AROUND 7    NW AROUND 10   NW AROUND 19
QPF                          0.00           0.01           0.01
SNOW AMOUNT                   0.0            0.1            0.2
PRECIP PROB (%)                15             25             40

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN              0              5              5
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              0              5              0
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0              0

$$
**********SUN VALLEY AREA FORECAST**********
...VALLEYS TO 6500 FT...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...    SATURDAY...

CLOUD COVER                 PCLDY          PCLDY          MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE                  NONE           NONE    SNOWSHOWERS
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP         27 TO 33       17 TO 20       34 TO 37
WIND                  N AROUND 14    SW AROUND 9    W AROUND 13
SNOW AMOUNT                  NONE           NONE          TRACE

...6500 FT TO 8000 FT...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...    SATURDAY...

CLOUD COVER                MCLEAR          PCLDY          MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE           SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP         20 TO 30       15 TO 20       28 TO 38
WIND                    N 5 TO 15    W AROUND 12     NW 7 TO 17
SNOW AMOUNT                 TRACE         1 TO 2         1 TO 2

$$



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