Snow Avalanche Guidance
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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SNOW AVALANCHE GUIDANCE PRODUCT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
418 AM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.DISCUSSION...Snow should not be as heavy today but still expect 2
to 4 inches to fall above 7000 feet. Another strong and wet
Pacific system will move into the Sawtooth region Monday. Expect
amounts in the 1 to 2 foot range Monday through Tuesday above 7000
feet. Snow levels may move above 7000 feet Monday night. Could see
an isolated thunderstorm today with the cold frontal passage as
well.

**********SAWTOOTH RECREATION AREA FORECAST**********
...Bald Mtn (9145 ft)...
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Cloud cover                cloudy          mcldy         cloudy
Precip type                 tstms           SNOW           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp               29             21             33
Wind                  SW around 8    S around 14    S around 17
QPF                          0.15           0.07           0.61
Snow amount                   2.1            0.9            8.4
Precip prob (%)                80             90            100
Snow level (ft)              5400           4100           5400

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             63             12             97
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             30              5             90
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN             10              5             65
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              5              0             25

...Titus Peak (10079 ft)...
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Cloud cover                cloudy          mcldy         cloudy
Precip type                 tstms           SNOW           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp               24             17             30
Wind                 SW around 10    S around 17    S around 26
QPF                          0.22           0.09           0.69
Snow amount                   3.3            1.4           10.1
Precip prob (%)                95            100            100
Snow level (ft)              5400           3900           5600

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             87             20             99
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             45             10             95
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN             15              5             70
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              5              5             30

Estimated Past 24hr (3am-3am) snowfall: 7.9


...Soldier Mtn (9495 ft)...
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Cloud cover                cloudy          mcldy         cloudy
Precip type                 tstms           SNOW           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp               23             19             31
Wind                 SW around 18    W around 24    S around 29
QPF                          0.35           0.30           0.95
Snow amount                   4.4            3.9            9.7
Precip prob (%)               100            100            100
Snow level (ft)              5100           4800           5400

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             97             52            100
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             70             40             95
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN             30             25             85
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              5             15             50

...Sawtooth (7775 ft)...
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Cloud cover                cloudy          mcldy         cloudy
Precip type                 tstms           SNOW           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp               32             22             35
Wind                  SE around 8     S around 9    S around 15
QPF                          0.17           0.07           0.54
Snow amount                   2.6            1.1            7.5
Precip prob (%)                85             90            100
Snow level (ft)              5200           3500           5700

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             73             16             97
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             35             10             85
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN             10              5             55
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              5              0             20

...Vienna Mine (8960 ft)...
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Cloud cover                cloudy          mcldy         cloudy
Precip type                 tstms           SNOW           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp               25             18             31
Wind                 SW around 14   SW around 18    S around 21
QPF                          0.30           0.21           0.79
Snow amount                   3.8            2.7            8.9
Precip prob (%)               100            100            100
Snow level (ft)              5100           4700           5800

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             95             48            100
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             65             30             95
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN             25             15             75
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              5             10             35

$$
**********SUN VALLEY AREA FORECAST**********
...valleys to 6500 ft...
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Cloud cover                cloudy          mcldy         cloudy
Precip type                 tstms           SNOW           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp         36 to 39       23 to 28       39 to 44
Wind                   W around 8     S around 9    S around 12
Snow amount                1 to 2         1 to 2            2-4

...6500 ft to 8000 ft...
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Cloud cover                cloudy          mcldy         cloudy
Precip type                 tstms           SNOW           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp         30 to 38       20 to 24       35 to 41
Wind                  SW around 8    S around 13      S 4 to 14
Snow amount                   1-3         1 to 2            7-9

$$



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