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
358 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

DISCUSSION: A disturbance today will bring more low density snow
to the mountains of Central Idaho, and western Montana. Changes
over the last forecast include increasing the snow forecast in the
Mission and Swan mountain ranges for today. These locations and
central Idaho will see 10 to 15 inches of new snow by Tuesday
evening. Strong westerly ridge-top winds are expected by Tuesday
night and continue through next weekend. Periods of accumulating
snow through end of the week. Heavier snowfall with slightly higher
snow levels by the weekend.

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Elevations above 4,000 FT:

                      Today        Tonight      Tue
Cloud Cover           95%          90%          85%
Hi/Lo Temps           16 to 29     6 to 17      17 to 29
Winds(mph)            SW  7G17     SW  7G17     W 13G40
Precip Chc            100          90           80
Precip Type           snow         snow         snow
Liquid Amt            0.10         0.13         0.20
Snow Ratio(SLR)       21:1         20:1         20:1
Snow Amt(in)          2-3          2-5          4-8

Snow Level            500          1000         500

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