Snow Avalanche Guidance
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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Backcountry Forecast for western Montana and north central Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
230 PM MST Thu Nov 27 2014

Discussion: Not available during early season.

For the latest information on watches, warnings and advisories, go
to weather.gov/missoula.

MTZ001-280930-
Far northwest Montana (Kootenai)-
including...Purcell and Cabinet Mountains

--------------------------- 5000-7000 FT ----------------------------
                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT
Cloud Cover           MCldy        MCldy        MCldy        MCldy
Hi/Lo Temps           31 to 35     36 to 41     4 to 20      7 to 22
Winds(mph)            SW 26        SW 26        SW 27        N 10
Precip Chc            80           100          100          60
Precip Type           sno/rain     sno/rain     snow         snow
Liquid Amt            0.25         0.40         0.54         0.14
Snow Amt(in)          0-4          3-7          8-11         2-3

Snow Level            6000         5000         4000         500

$$
MTZ002-009-280930-
Northwest Montana (Flathead and Glacier Park)-
including...northern Mission and Swan Ranges

--------------------------- 4000-6000 FT ----------------------------
                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT
Cloud Cover           MCldy        MCldy        MCldy        MCldy
Hi/Lo Temps           30 to 35     32 to 40     -12 to 14    -2 to 22
Winds(mph)            SW 25        SW 23        S 19         NE 10
Precip Chc            80           100          100          90
Precip Type           sno/rain     sno/rain     snow         snow
Liquid Amt            0.30         0.51         0.71         0.23
Snow Amt(in)          0-4          5-9          11-14        4-5

--------------------------- 6000-8000 FT ----------------------------
                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT
Cloud Cover           MCldy        MCldy        MCldy        MCldy
Hi/Lo Temps           26 to 32     28 to 35     -14 to 15    -5 to 20
Winds(mph)            SW 31        SW 26        SW 26        N 11
Precip Chc            80           100          100          90
Precip Type           snow         snow         snow         snow
Liquid Amt            0.35         0.59         0.76         0.26
Snow Amt(in)          4-5          7-10         12-15        4-6

Snow Level            5500         4000         2500         0

$$
MTZ004-006-043-280930-
West central Montana-
including...Rattlesnake Wilderness/Seeley Lake zone and
Bitterroots from Lolo Pass to Lost Trail Pass

--------------------------- 4000-6000 FT ----------------------------
                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT
Cloud Cover           MCldy        MCldy        Cloudy       MCldy
Hi/Lo Temps           30 to 35     36 to 45     20 to 31     22 to 34
Winds(mph)            SW 21        SW 23        SW 23        NW 13
Precip Chc            80           90           100          90
Precip Type           rain         sno/rain     sno/rain     snow
Liquid Amt            0.17         0.25         0.48         0.25
Snow Amt(in)          0            0-2          4-9          5-6

--------------------------- 6000-8000 FT ----------------------------
                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT
Cloud Cover           MCldy        MCldy        MCldy        MCldy
Hi/Lo Temps           29 to 34     32 to 38     21 to 29     23 to 30
Winds(mph)            SW 27        SW 24        SW 25        W 16
Precip Chc            70           90           100          100
Precip Type           sno/rain     snow         snow         snow
Liquid Amt            0.18         0.26         0.43         0.32
Snow Amt(in)          1-3          3-4          6-9          6-8

Snow Level            6500         6000         5500         3500

$$
IDZ006-280930-
US Highway 12 in Idaho (Lochsa)-
including...Powell

--------------------------- 2000-4000 FT ----------------------------
                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT
Cloud Cover           MCldy        MCldy        Cloudy       MCldy
Hi/Lo Temps           32 to 35     43 to 46     31 to 35     31 to 36
Winds(mph)            SW 14        SW 17        SW 11        W 11
Precip Chc            80           90           100          100
Precip Type           rain         rain         rain         sno/rain
Liquid Amt            0.15         0.23         0.50         0.28
Snow Amt(in)          0            0            0            3-6

------------------------- 4000 TO 6000 FT ---------------------------
                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT
Cloud Cover           MCldy        Cloudy       Cloudy       MCldy
Hi/Lo Temps           31 to 34     37 to 43     28 to 32     28 to 33
Winds(mph)            SW 20        SW 17        S 18         W 13
Precip Chc            80           90           100          100
Precip Type           rain         rain         sno/rain     snow
Liquid Amt            0.20         0.30         0.57         0.31
Snow Amt(in)          0            0            0-8          6-7

Snow Level            6500         6000         5000         2500

$$


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