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
430 AM MST SAT JAN 31 2015

DISCUSSION: AN ARCTIC AIR MASS WILL RESIDE EAST OF THE CONTINENTAL
DIVIDE TODAY PROVIDING LIGHT SNOW AT TIMES ACROSS GLACIER NATIONAL
PARK. WEATHER SYSTEMS WILL TRACK THROUGH THE REGION SUNDAY
AFTERNOON AND ALSO ON MONDAY AFTERNOON BRINGING SNOW TO THE
MOUNTAINS. SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY BEFORE A VERY
WARM AND MOIST SYSTEM WITH HIGHER SNOW LEVELS ARRIVES BY NEXT
WEEKEND.

FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON WATCHES, WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES,
GO TO WEATHER.GOV/MISSOULA.

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ELEVATIONS ABOVE 4,000 FT:

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN
CLOUD COVER           70%          65%          90%
HI/LO TEMPS           24 TO 38     10 TO 23     27 TO 37
WINDS(MPH)            NW  6        E  6         S  7G18
PRECIP CHC            50           0            70
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW         SNOW         SNOW
LIQUID AMT            0.04         0.00         0.08
SNOW RATIO(SLR)       19:1         20:1         17:1
SNOW AMT(IN)          1            0            1-2

SNOW LEVEL            2500         2000         2000

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