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
424 AM MST Wed Jan 17 2018

DISCUSSION: Starting tonight, warm southwesterly flow will bring
rising temperatures and snow levels to the region. Precipitation
is expected to begin over northwest Montana Thursday morning and
into west-central Montana and central Idaho Thursday evening and
into southwest Montana Thursday night. Winds will be breezy on
Thursday, especially across northwest Montana. Snow levels are
expected to rise to around 6000 feet on Thursday and will
quickly decrease Thursday evening as the cold front pushes

Looking out to next week, it is still looking like an active
weather pattern with weather systems moving in each day. Although
it is expected to be an active week for mountain snow, most of the
storms are expected to be light to moderate in intensity.

Elevations above 4,000 FT:

                      Today        Tonight      Thu
Cloud Cover           65%          75%          90%
Hi/Lo Temps           32 to 39     25 to 32     33 to 40
Winds(mph)            SW 14G30     SW 18G30     SW 21G49
Precip Chc            0            40           100
Precip Type           flurries     sno/rain     sno/rain
Liquid Amt            0.00         0.06         0.39
Snow Ratio(SLR)       12:1         10:1         13:1
Snow Amt(in)          0            0-2          4-6

Snow Level            3000         5000         6000

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