Snow Avalanche Guidance
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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SNOW AVALANCHE GUIDANCE PRODUCT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
343 AM MDT Sun Apr 16 2017

.DISCUSSION...A mild day is expected for Easter Sunday. Storm #1 swings across the
central mountains tonight and early Monday. The storm track is far
enough north and with southwest flow, most of the moisture will
far NORTH AND WEST of Sun Valley/Ketchum. This pattern is also
conducive for higher snow levels between Stanley and Sun Valley
overnight. Instability showers are possible through Monday evening before
the next surge pushes through overnight into Tuesday. It looks like most of
the precipitation will fall well south of the central mountains with this
event. Snow levels remain in the 6500-7500ft range.

NOTE: This is the last SAG forecast we are issuing for the 2016-17
season. For the latest weather information, you can still find
it at http://weather.gov/pocatello.

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

Cloud cover                 pcldy         cloudy          mcldy
Precip type                  NONE    SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS
Max/Min/Max temp               41             29             36
Wind                   W around 5   SE around 10   SW around 15
QPF                          None           0.23           0.05
Snow amount                  None            1.8            0.5
Precip prob (%)                 5             80             35
Snow level (ft)              5900           7600           7000

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN              0             73             21
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN              0             45             15
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              0             20              5
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              5              5

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

Cloud cover                 pcldy         cloudy          mcldy
Precip type                  NONE    SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS
Max/Min/Max temp               38             24             32
Wind                  SW around 5    S around 17   SW around 17
QPF                          None           0.35           0.13
Snow amount                  None            3.2            1.5
Precip prob (%)                 5             95             60
Snow level (ft)              7000           7900           6900

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN              0             92             45
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN              0             70             25
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              0             30             15
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0             10              5

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


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

Cloud cover                 pcldy         cloudy          mcldy
Precip type                  NONE    SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS
Max/Min/Max temp               39             25             32
Wind                  S around 10   SE around 21    W around 29
QPF                          None           0.37           0.08
Snow amount                  None            2.2            0.9
Precip prob (%)                10            100             55
Snow level (ft)              6800           7800           6700

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN              0             97             35
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN              0             75             15
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              0             30             10
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              5              5

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

Cloud cover                 pcldy         cloudy          mcldy
Precip type                  NONE        SHOWERS        SHOWERS
Max/Min/Max temp               48             31             42
Wind                  SE around 3   SE around 10    S around 12
QPF                          None           0.30           0.15
Snow amount                  None          Trace          Trace
Precip prob (%)                 5             85             60
Snow level (ft)              7200           7900           6800

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN              0             82             48
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN              0             60             30
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              0             25             15
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0             10              5

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

Cloud cover                 pcldy         cloudy          mcldy
Precip type                  NONE    SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS
Max/Min/Max temp               40             25             36
Wind                   S around 8   SE around 19   SW around 21
QPF                          None           0.35           0.10
Snow amount                  None            2.2            1.1
Precip prob (%)                10             95             65
Snow level (ft)              6900           7700           6700

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN              0             91             44
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN              0             70             20
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              0             30             10
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0             10              5

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

Cloud cover                 pcldy         cloudy          mcldy
Precip type                  NONE        SHOWERS        SHOWERS
Max/Min/Max temp         49 to 57       35 to 41       47 to 54
Wind                  NW around 9   SE around 10     W around 9
Snow amount                  NONE          TRACE           NONE

...6500 ft to 8000 ft...
                         Today...     Tonight...      Monday...

Cloud cover                 pcldy         cloudy          mcldy
Precip type                  NONE        SHOWERS        SHOWERS
Max/Min/Max temp         42 to 52       30 to 37       39 to 49
Wind                  NW around 8   SE around 10   SW around 12
Snow amount                  NONE          TRACE          TRACE

$$



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