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
435 AM MST SUN FEB 14 2016

DISCUSSION: The next push of atmospheric moisture will make its
way across the Northern Rockies later this evening and persist
through Monday night. The warm, above normal temperatures with
this system will help drive the snow level steadily upward tonight
to reside above 6000ft on Monday. This will result in heavy, wet
snow falling across the terrain. Meanwhile gusty winds will help
produce blowing and drifting of snow which will significantly
impact visibility in open or exposed locations. All things
considered, avalanche danger will be increasing these next few
days to please use caution when adventuring in the higher terrain.

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Elevations above 4,000 FT:

                      Today        Tonight      MON
Cloud Cover           90%          95%          95%
Hi/Lo Temps           31 to 43     27 to 34     36 to 45
Winds(mph)            W 15G33      W 15G37      W 19G43
Precip Chc            80           100          100
Precip Type           snow         sno/rain     showers
Liquid Amt            0.12         0.31         0.51
Snow Ratio(SLR)       14:1         13:1         12:1
Snow Amt(in)          1-3          2-7          2-10

Snow Level            4000         5000         6000

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