Snow Avalanche Guidance
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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SNOW AVALANCHE GUIDANCE PRODUCT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
319 AM MST WED DEC 7 2016

.DISCUSSION...DRY AND STABLE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TODAY WITH
BROAD NORTHERLY OR NORTHWESTERLY WINDS. A PUSH OF PACIFIC
MOISTURE WILL REACH THE AREA AROUND MID-DAY THURSDAY. THIS WILL
BRING WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL WITH AROUND 3 TO 5
INCHES FALLING THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING WELL INTO THE
WEEKEND. WITH THE ONSET OF SNOW...THE WINDS WILL SHIFT MORE
SOUTHERLY WITH WIND SPEEDS APPROACHING 15 MPH. TEMPERATURES WILL
REMAIN FRIGID TODAY AND TONIGHT...THEN WARM AS THE SNOWFALL
INTENSIFIES OVER THE AREA.

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

CLOUD COVER                MCLEAR          PCLDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  NONE           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP                6             -4             14
WIND                   N AROUND 9    SW AROUND 3     S AROUND 6
QPF                          NONE           0.00           0.13
SNOW AMOUNT                  NONE            0.1            2.7
PRECIP PROB (%)                 5             40             85

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN              0              0             20
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              0              0              5
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0              0

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

CLOUD COVER                MCLEAR          PCLDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  NONE           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP                3             -8             14
WIND                   N AROUND 8    SW AROUND 3     S AROUND 9
QPF                          NONE           0.01           0.20
SNOW AMOUNT                  NONE            0.1            3.5
PRECIP PROB (%)                 5             50             95

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

ESTIMATED PAST 24HR (3AM-3AM) SNOWFALL: 5.3


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

CLOUD COVER                MCLEAR          PCLDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  NONE           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP                5              0             18
WIND                  NW AROUND 9    SW AROUND 5    S AROUND 13
QPF                          NONE           0.00           0.24
SNOW AMOUNT                  NONE            0.1            5.2
PRECIP PROB (%)                10             50             95

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

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

CLOUD COVER                MCLEAR          PCLDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  NONE           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP                8             -8             19
WIND                   E AROUND 2     S AROUND 2    SE AROUND 6
QPF                          NONE           0.00           0.19
SNOW AMOUNT                  NONE            0.1            3.4
PRECIP PROB (%)                 5             45             90

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN              0              0             30
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              0              0             10
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0              0

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

CLOUD COVER                MCLEAR          PCLDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  NONE           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP                3             -5             16
WIND                   N AROUND 7    SW AROUND 3     S AROUND 9
QPF                          NONE           0.01           0.21
SNOW AMOUNT                  NONE            0.2            5.1
PRECIP PROB (%)                10             50             95

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

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

CLOUD COVER                 PCLDY          PCLDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  NONE           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP         12 TO 18        -5 TO 4       18 TO 22
WIND                  NW AROUND 8     E AROUND 5    NE AROUND 9
SNOW AMOUNT                  NONE          TRACE       AROUND 3

...6500 FT TO 8000 FT...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...    THURSDAY...

CLOUD COVER                MCLEAR          PCLDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  NONE           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP          7 TO 14        -8 TO 2       14 TO 20
WIND                  NW AROUND 9     S AROUND 5    SE AROUND 8
SNOW AMOUNT                  NONE          TRACE            3-5

$$



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