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
340 AM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

Southwesterly flow continues to be the dominant feature over the
Northern Rockies this weekend into the first part of the week. A
weak front continues to push through western Montana early this
morning. A second feature will move through the Northern Rockies
later today causing an increase in shower activity. The
precipitation will diminish during the overnight hours. A more
robust system will impact the Northern Rockies Monday through
Tuesday bringing several inches to the higher terrain. Some of the higher
peaks along the Montana/Idaho border up into Glacier Park could
receive over a foot of new snow.

&& Elevations above 4,000 FT:

                      Today        Tonight      Mon
Cloud Cover           85%          80%          85%
Hi/Lo Temps           30 to 42     18 to 26     32 to 41
Winds(mph)            SW  9G20     SW 10G23     S  9G23
Precip Chc            50           60           100
Precip Type           sno/shr      sno/shr      snow
Liquid Amt            0.09         0.05         0.14
Snow Ratio(SLR)       15:1         17:1         16:1
Snow Amt(in)          1-2          1            1-3

Snow Level            3500         3500         3000

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