Snow Avalanche Guidance
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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SNOW AVALANCHE GUIDANCE PRODUCT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
325 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...A VERY MOIST PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL PLOW INTO THE
SAWTOOTH REGION THIS AFTERNOON AND HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED THIS
EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8 THOUSAND FEET
ARE EXPECTED TO RECEIVE WELL OVER A FOOT OF SNOW WITH STRONG WEST
TO NORTHWEST WINDS EXPECTED ON SUNDAY. IT SHOULD BE A WET SNOW
WITH EVEN AT AROUND 10 THOUSAND FEET TEMPERATURES NEAR FREEZING
EXPECTED. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE FROM 5 THOUSAND FEET SATURDAY TO
AROUND 7500 FEET BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

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

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               24             24             32
WIND                   W AROUND 8    SW AROUND 5   NW AROUND 16
QPF                          0.10           0.38           0.42
SNOW AMOUNT                   1.3            4.1            2.9
PRECIP PROB (%)                99             99             82


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

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               25             24             33
WIND                   W AROUND 7   SW AROUND 14    W AROUND 26
QPF                          0.15           0.61           0.60
SNOW AMOUNT                   1.9            7.9            7.0
PRECIP PROB (%)               100            100            100


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

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               26             25             33
WIND                   W AROUND 6   SW AROUND 12    W AROUND 22
QPF                          0.22           0.70           0.64
SNOW AMOUNT                   2.8            8.9            7.0
PRECIP PROB (%)               100            100            100


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

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               28             27             34
WIND                   S AROUND 5     S AROUND 7     W AROUND 8
QPF                          0.19           0.94           0.77
SNOW AMOUNT                   2.0           12.5            9.4
PRECIP PROB (%)               100            100             98


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

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW      SNOW/RAIN           RAIN
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP         32 TO 38       27 TO 33       42 TO 47
WIND                 NW AROUND 12    SE AROUND 8      W 2 TO 12
SNOW AMOUNT                1 TO 2       AROUND 3       AROUND 1


...6500 FT TO 8000 FT...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      SUNDAY...

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY         CLOUDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP         29 TO 39       24 TO 32       36 TO 46
WIND                    W 3 TO 13      S 4 TO 14    NW 11 TO 21
SNOW AMOUNT              AROUND 2          5-10      AROUND 2 TO 5


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