Snow Avalanche Guidance
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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SNOW AVALANCHE GUIDANCE PRODUCT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
323 AM MST SAT DEC 3 2016

.DISCUSSION...A POTENT WINTER STORM IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE
SAWTOOTH MOUNTAINS STARTING SUNDAY MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL
WILL OCCUR THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON SUNDAY AND TAPER OFF SUNDAY
NIGHT. STRONG RIDGETOP WINDS WILL LIKELY SETTLE INTO THE AREA
SUNDAY NIGHT AS WELL WHICH WILL CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW.

**********SAWTOOTH RECREATION AREA FORECAST**********
...BALD MTN (9145 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      SUNDAY...

CLOUD COVER                 MCLDY          MCLDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               25             17             23
WIND                  NW AROUND 9    NW AROUND 9    W AROUND 10
QPF                          0.00           0.01           0.25
SNOW AMOUNT                   0.0            0.1            3.3
PRECIP PROB (%)                25             65             80

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN              0              0             45
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              0              0             20
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0             10

...TITUS PEAK (10079 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      SUNDAY...

CLOUD COVER                 MCLDY          MCLDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               22             16             22
WIND                 NW AROUND 15    W AROUND 14    W AROUND 17
QPF                          0.02           0.02           0.41
SNOW AMOUNT                   0.2            0.2            5.7
PRECIP PROB (%)                35             90            100

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN              5              0             70
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              5              0             35
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0             10

ESTIMATED PAST 24HR (3AM-3AM) SNOWFALL: 0.0


...SOLDIER MTN (9495 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      SUNDAY...

CLOUD COVER                 MCLDY          MCLDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               22             18             24
WIND                 NW AROUND 28   NW AROUND 23    W AROUND 25
QPF                          0.02           0.02           0.42
SNOW AMOUNT                   0.3            0.3            5.7
PRECIP PROB (%)                25             70            100

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN              5              5             75
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              5              5             30
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0              5

...SAWTOOTH (7775 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      SUNDAY...

CLOUD COVER                 MCLDY          MCLDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               28             21             29
WIND                  SW AROUND 7     W AROUND 7    SW AROUND 8
QPF                          0.03           0.04           0.43
SNOW AMOUNT                   0.3            0.4            4.4
PRECIP PROB (%)                35             90             95

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             10              5             75
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              5              5             40
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0             15

...VIENNA MINE (8960 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      SUNDAY...

CLOUD COVER                 MCLDY          MCLDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               23             15             24
WIND                 NW AROUND 16   NW AROUND 13    W AROUND 17
QPF                          0.02           0.03           0.39
SNOW AMOUNT                   0.3            0.4            5.6
PRECIP PROB (%)                35             95            100

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN              5              5             70
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              5              0             30
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0              5

$$
**********SUN VALLEY AREA FORECAST**********
...VALLEYS TO 6500 FT...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      SUNDAY...

CLOUD COVER                 MCLDY          MCLDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP         33 TO 37       19 TO 23       33 TO 38
WIND                   W AROUND 7     W AROUND 9     W AROUND 8
SNOW AMOUNT                 TRACE          TRACE       AROUND 2

...6500 FT TO 8000 FT...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      SUNDAY...

CLOUD COVER                 MCLDY          MCLDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP         27 TO 36       16 TO 21       26 TO 36
WIND                 NW AROUND 10    W AROUND 12    W AROUND 10
SNOW AMOUNT                 TRACE          TRACE            4-6

$$



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