Snow Avalanche Guidance
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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SNOW AVALANCHE GUIDANCE PRODUCT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
326 AM MST WED JAN 18 2017

.DISCUSSION...MOISTURE WILL STREAM IN FROM THE PACIFIC LATER THIS
MORNING BRINGING SNOW TO MUCH OF THE SAWTOOTH RANGE. SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS OF 8 TO 10 INCHES ARE LIKELY THROUGH TOMORROW. THE INITIAL
WAVE OF SNOW SHOULD HIT THE AREA LATE THIS MORNING, AND WILL BE
FOLLOWED BY A SECOND WAVE BRINGING SOME HEAVIER SNOWFALL.
PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN TO DWINDLE TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

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

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               24             20             24
WIND                   S AROUND 7     S AROUND 8     S AROUND 7
QPF                          0.16           0.48           0.17
SNOW AMOUNT                   1.6            5.4            1.9
PRECIP PROB (%)                95            100             75

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             60             97             62
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             25             85             40
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              5             50             15
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0             15              5

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

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               24             18             23
WIND                 SW AROUND 14    S AROUND 13    S AROUND 12
QPF                          0.25           0.52           0.19
SNOW AMOUNT                   2.9            5.6            2.1
PRECIP PROB (%)               100            100             80

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             80             99             69
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             45             85             40
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN             15             55             20
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              5             15              5

ESTIMATED PAST 24HR (3AM-3AM) SNOWFALL: 5.8


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

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               27             22             26
WIND                 SW AROUND 17   SW AROUND 15   SW AROUND 13
QPF                          0.36           0.93           0.26
SNOW AMOUNT                   3.2            6.9            2.3
PRECIP PROB (%)               100            100            100

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             95            100             95
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             60             95             60
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN             20             85             20
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              5             45              5

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

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               29             22             28
WIND                   S AROUND 7     S AROUND 8     S AROUND 6
QPF                          0.22           0.38           0.15
SNOW AMOUNT                   2.3            4.0            1.5
PRECIP PROB (%)               100            100             70

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             77             97             58
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             40             75             30
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN             15             35             15
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              5             10              5

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

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               28             22             26
WIND                 SW AROUND 13    S AROUND 14    S AROUND 10
QPF                          0.22           0.53           0.15
SNOW AMOUNT                   1.9            4.1            1.4
PRECIP PROB (%)               100            100             95

QPF PROBABILITIES...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             85             99             77
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             35             90             30
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN             10             55              5
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0             20              0

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

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP         26 TO 28       20 TO 25       28 TO 31
WIND                  NE AROUND 7    SE AROUND 7    SE AROUND 7
SNOW AMOUNT              AROUND 2            4-6       AROUND 3

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

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP         24 TO 28       19 TO 22       25 TO 30
WIND                   S AROUND 9     S AROUND 8     S AROUND 7
SNOW AMOUNT              AROUND 2            4-6       AROUND 2

$$



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