Snow Avalanche Guidance
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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SNOW AVALANCHE GUIDANCE PRODUCT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
357 AM MST Sat Feb 24 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL TO 6 AM MST
SUNDAY...

.DISCUSSION...Approaching snow and blowing snow is expected for
both days this weekend. Peak intensity of snow and blowing snow
is forecast from late this morning through the afternoon with
varying amounts of snow accumulations on the mountains. Tomorrow
will bring another round of snow and blowing snow; though this
system is looking to bring even stronger winds than today`s
system.

**********SAWTOOTH RECREATION AREA FORECAST**********
...Bald Mtn (9145 ft)...
                         Today...     Tonight...      Sunday...

Cloud cover                 mcldy          pcldy          mcldy
Precip type                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp               12              3             15
Max Wind               NW 25 G 45      W 20 G 29      W 25 G 34
QPF                          0.14           0.02           0.06
Snow amount                   3.5            0.4            1.2
Precip prob (%)                90             35             85
Snow level (ft)               400            600            600

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             67             12             30
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             20              5             10
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              5              5              5
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0              0

...Titus Peak (10079 ft)...
                         Today...     Tonight...      Sunday...

Cloud cover                 mcldy          mcldy         cloudy
Precip type                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp               10              0             17
Max Wind                W 21 G 30      W 22 G 31      W 28 G 40
QPF                          0.21           0.04           0.16
Snow amount                   4.3            0.7            3.3
Precip prob (%)               100             80             95
Snow level (ft)               500            700            700

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             85             20             69
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             40              5             30
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN             10              0             10
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0              0

Estimated Past 24hr (3am-3am) snowfall: 0.0


...Soldier Mtn (9495 ft)...
                         Today...     Tonight...      Sunday...

Cloud cover                cloudy          pcldy         cloudy
Precip type                  SNOW    SNOWSHOWERS           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp                9              0             13
Max Wind               NW 30 G 60     NW 34 G 46      W 35 G 50
QPF                          0.30           0.09           0.18
Snow amount                   7.2            1.4            4.0
Precip prob (%)               100             45            100
Snow level (ft)               600            700            800

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             95             21             74
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             60             10             20
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN             20              5              5
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              5              0              0

...Sawtooth (7775 ft)...
                         Today...     Tonight...      Sunday...

Cloud cover                 mcldy          mcldy         cloudy
Precip type                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp               18              6             20
Max Wind               SW 19 G 28     NW 21 G 30     SW 23 G 32
QPF                          0.23           0.05           0.25
Snow amount                   6.0            0.8            5.1
Precip prob (%)               100             65             90
Snow level (ft)               700            700            700

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             89             25             84
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             45             10             50
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN             10              5             20
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0              5

...Vienna Mine (8960 ft)...
                         Today...     Tonight...      Sunday...

Cloud cover                cloudy          mcldy         cloudy
Precip type                  SNOW    SNOWSHOWERS           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp               12              1             15
Max Wind                W 18 G 25     NW 22 G 31      W 20 G 29
QPF                          0.19           0.04           0.14
Snow amount                   4.6            1.0            3.2
Precip prob (%)               100             50             95
Snow level (ft)               700            700            900

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             83             21             70
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             35             10             20
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN             10              5              5
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0              0

$$
**********SUN VALLEY AREA FORECAST**********
...valleys to 6500 ft...
                         Today...     Tonight...      Sunday...

Cloud cover                 mcldy          pcldy          mcldy
Precip type                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp         25 to 29        4 to 10       29 to 33
Wind                   NW 15 G 25     SW 19 G 28     NW 18 G 25
Snow amount              around 2       around 1         2 to 3

...6500 ft to 8000 ft...
                         Today...     Tonight...      Sunday...

Cloud cover                 mcldy          pcldy          mcldy
Precip type                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp         17 to 27         0 to 6       20 to 30
Wind                   NW 15 G 30      W 20 G 29  NW 15-25 G 35
Snow amount                1 to 2         1 to 2         2 to 4
$$



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