Snow Avalanche Guidance
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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SNOW AVALANCHE GUIDANCE PRODUCT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
355 AM MDT THU APR 17 2014

.DISCUSSION...CLOUDS SPREADING INLAND OVER THE IDAHO PAN HANDLE
TODAY AND SHOULD REACH SOUTHWARD TO ABOUT GALENA SUMMIT. SURFACE
COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE SAWTOOTH RECREATION AREA ABOUT 3 AM
FRIDAY MORNING. SNOW LEVELS AHEAD OF THE FRONT WILL BE NEAR 8500
FEET...LOWERING TO NEAR 6800 FEET FRIDAY AFTERNOON. SNOW
ACCUMULATION FROM MIDNIGHT THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON
WILL BE LIMITED TO AROUND AN INCH IN THE AREAS FROM GALENA SUMMIT
TO STANLEY. MOUNTAIN TOP WINDS WILL GUST UP TO 40 MPH FRIDAY
MORNING...BY NOONTIME THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE SHIFTING
SOUTHWARD BETWEEN SOLDIER MOUNTAIN AND BURLEY.

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

CLOUD COVER                 PCLDY          MCLDY          MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE                  NONE        SHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               44             31             40
WIND                  NW AROUND 7     S AROUND 8    W AROUND 15
QPF                          NONE           0.05           0.02
SNOW AMOUNT                  NONE            0.3            0.1
PRECIP PROB (%)                 6             29             48


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

CLOUD COVER                 MCLDY          MCLDY          MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE                  NONE    SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               44             25             36
WIND                   W AROUND 6    S AROUND 12    W AROUND 18
QPF                          NONE           0.08           0.02
SNOW AMOUNT                  NONE            0.9            0.2
PRECIP PROB (%)                14             42             56


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

CLOUD COVER                 MCLDY         CLOUDY          MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE                  NONE        SHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               50             30             39
WIND                  W AROUND 15   SE AROUND 17   NW AROUND 36
QPF                          NONE           0.03           0.01
SNOW AMOUNT                  NONE            0.0            0.1
PRECIP PROB (%)                10             42             46


...SAWTOOTH (10000 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      FRIDAY...

CLOUD COVER                 MCLDY          MCLDY          MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE                  NONE        SHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               48             29             41
WIND                  SW AROUND 3     S AROUND 8    W AROUND 14
QPF                          NONE           0.15           0.02
SNOW AMOUNT                  NONE            1.0            0.1
PRECIP PROB (%)                13             52             57


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

CLOUD COVER                 PCLDY          MCLDY          MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE                  NONE        SHOWERS        SHOWERS
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP         54 TO 64       33 TO 43       52 TO 62
WIND                  NW AROUND 8    S AROUND 10    W AROUND 15
SNOW AMOUNT                  NONE          TRACE          TRACE


...6500 FT TO 8000 FT...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      FRIDAY...

CLOUD COVER                 PCLDY          MCLDY          MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE                  NONE        SHOWERS        SHOWERS
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP         50 TO 60       28 TO 38       47 TO 57
WIND                  NW AROUND 8    S AROUND 12    W AROUND 18
SNOW AMOUNT                  NONE         1 TO 2          TRACE


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