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
419 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

DISCUSSION: Snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches above 5500 feet
are expected today across southern Clearwater/Bitterroot, Flint
Creek and Anaconda Ranges. Considering the relatively warm
temperatures during the main snow event, a lot of compaction is
anticipated. Some transport of snow by wind is possible toward
northeast facing slopes, but realistically confined to above 7500
feet.

Another shot of minor accumulations across the Northern Rockies is
possible on Sunday and Monday. Otherwise, temperatures will
continue to warm above freezing each afternoon for most
elevations for the next week.

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Elevations above 4,000 FT:

                      Today        Tonight      Fri
Cloud Cover           85%          90%          60%
Hi/Lo Temps           31 to 45     19 to 29     35 to 49
Winds(mph)            W 10G28      NW  7G25     N  5
Precip Chc            50           50           0
Precip Type           showers      sno/shr      sno/shr
Liquid Amt            0.04         0.03         0.00
Snow Ratio(SLR)       15:1         16:1         15:1
Snow Amt(in)          0-2          0-1          0

Snow Level            4500         4000         5500

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