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
436 AM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

DISCUSSION: Wednesday evening through Thursday is a period to
watch, as snow accumulations up to 8 inches appear plausible
above 5000 feet in the southern Clearwater, southern Bitterroot,
and Flint Creek (Pintler) Ranges. It appears that winds will not
be particularly strong during this event, with a low likelihood of
wind transport and loading. Otherwise, weather conditions will
resemble a familiar pattern, with daytime temperatures
consistently warming above freezing and "36 hours of snow showers
followed by 24 hours of dry conditions".

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Elevations above 4,000 FT:

                      Today        Tonight      Wed
Cloud Cover           65%          85%          90%
Hi/Lo Temps           30 to 45     22 to 32     35 to 48
Winds(mph)            W  9G21      SW 10G25     SW 13G29
Precip Chc            30           40           60
Precip Type           sno/shr      sno/shr      sno/rain
Liquid Amt            0.02         0.04         0.19
Snow Ratio(SLR)       16:1         14:1         13:1
Snow Amt(in)          0            0-1          1-4

Snow Level            4000         4500         4500

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