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
340 AM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

DISCUSSION:
Southwesterly flow continues to be the dominant feature over the
Northern Rockies this weekend into the first part of the week. A
weak front continues to push through western Montana early this
morning. A second feature will move through the Northern Rockies
later today causing an increase in shower activity. The
precipitation will diminish during the overnight hours. A more
robust system will impact the Northern Rockies Monday through
Tuesday bringing several inches to the higher terrain. Some of the higher
peaks along the Montana/Idaho border up into Glacier Park could
receive over a foot of new snow.


&& Elevations above 4,000 FT:

                      Today        Tonight      Mon
Cloud Cover           85%          80%          85%
Hi/Lo Temps           30 to 42     18 to 26     32 to 41
Winds(mph)            SW  9G20     SW 10G23     S  9G23
Precip Chc            50           60           100
Precip Type           sno/shr      sno/shr      snow
Liquid Amt            0.09         0.05         0.14
Snow Ratio(SLR)       15:1         17:1         16:1
Snow Amt(in)          1-2          1            1-3

Snow Level            3500         3500         3000

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