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
347 AM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

DISCUSSION: A weather disturbance with widespread precip will move
through the region later today through Saturday. The best
potential for accumulating snows will be this evening through
Saturday morning though amounts will be generally light.
Several more similar weather systems (with generally light
amounts) will impact the region off and on through next week.
Expect near normal temperatures the entire period.

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Elevations above 4,000 FT:

                      Today        Tonight      Sat
Cloud Cover           70%          90%          80%
Hi/Lo Temps           32 to 50     21 to 31     32 to 46
Winds(mph)            S 10G29      SW 14G32     SW  9G21
Precip Chc            60           80           60
Precip Type           showers      showers      showers
Liquid Amt            0.05         0.19         0.07
Snow Ratio(SLR)       13:1         14:1         15:1
Snow Amt(in)          0-2          2-4          1

Snow Level            4000         5000         4500

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