Snow Avalanche Guidance
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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SNOW AVALANCHE GUIDANCE PRODUCT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
429 AM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

.DISCUSSION...Snow showers will gradually expand in areal coverage
this morning, with widespread snow showers expected by late
afternoon. The heaviest snow is expected to fall this evening.
Generally 5 to 9 inches is expected, with locally higher amounts
for west and southwest slopes. In addition, southwest winds will
gradually increase today, strongest this afternoon and evening.
Snow showers will become less numerous and weaker towards sunrise
Monday morning, with lighter more scattered activity through the
day Monday with little additional snow accumulation. Another
round of snow showers and wind is expected Tuesday, with generally
1 to 4 inches, locally higher for north facing slopes as winds are
expected to shift to the northwest on Tuesday.

**********SAWTOOTH RECREATION AREA FORECAST**********
...Bald Mtn (9145 ft)...
                         Today...     Tonight...      Monday...

Cloud cover                cloudy         cloudy          mcldy
Precip type           SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS
Max/Min/Max temp               17              7             19
Wind                   W around 8    SW around 16     W around 13
QPF                          0.07           0.11           0.09
Snow amount                   1.3            2.1            1.7
Precip prob (%)                75             75             65
Snow level (ft)               800           1600           1300

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             30             54             42
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             10             20             20
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              5             10              5
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0              5

...Titus Peak (10079 ft)...
                         Today...     Tonight...      Monday...

Cloud cover                cloudy         cloudy         cloudy
Precip type           SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS
Max/Min/Max temp               14              4             14
Wind                  W around 22    SW around 21    W around 16
QPF                          0.11           0.16           0.14
Snow amount                   2.1            3.0            2.5
Precip prob (%)                90             90             80
Snow level (ft)              1100           1600           1300

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             44             74             60
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             15             30             25
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              5             10             10
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0              5

Estimated Past 24hr (3am-3am) snowfall: 0.0


...Soldier Mtn (9495 ft)...
                         Today...     Tonight...      Monday...

Cloud cover                cloudy         cloudy         cloudy
Precip type           SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp               12              6             13
Wind                  W around 28   SW around 26    W around 29
QPF                          0.07           0.15           0.10
Snow amount                   1.8            3.6            2.4
Precip prob (%)                90             90             70
Snow level (ft)               800           1000           1100

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             26             72             47
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             10             30             20
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              5             10              5
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0              0

...Sawtooth (7775 ft)...
                         Today...     Tonight...      Monday...

Cloud cover                cloudy         cloudy         cloudy
Precip type           SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS
Max/Min/Max temp               22              9             22
Wind                   S around 12    S around 18     S around 7
QPF                          0.08           0.12           0.11
Snow amount                   1.6            2.2            2.0
Precip prob (%)                75             75             70
Snow level (ft)              1300           1500           1300

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             34             56             49
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             15             25             20
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              5             10             10
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              5              5

...Vienna Mine (8960 ft)...
                         Today...     Tonight...      Monday...

Cloud cover                cloudy         cloudy         cloudy
Precip type           SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS           SNOW
Max/Min/Max temp               13              4             15
Wind                   W around 7    S around 18     W around 13
QPF                          0.07           0.12           0.08
Snow amount                   1.8            2.8            1.9
Precip prob (%)                90             90             80
Snow level (ft)               700            900            900

QPF Probabilities...
PROB (%) > 0.10 IN             30             63             40
PROB (%) > 0.25 IN             10             20             10
PROB (%) > 0.50 IN              5              5              5
PROB (%) > 1.00 IN              0              0              0

$$
**********SUN VALLEY AREA FORECAST**********
...valleys to 6500 ft...
                         Today...     Tonight...      Monday...

Cloud cover                cloudy         cloudy          mcldy
Precip type           SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS
Max/Min/Max temp         25 to 30        8 to 13       26 to 30
Wind                 NW around 12    S around 16   NW around 14
Snow amount                1 to 2       around 2         1 to 2

...6500 ft to 8000 ft...
                         Today...     Tonight...      Monday...

Cloud cover                cloudy         cloudy          mcldy
Precip type           SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS    SNOWSHOWERS
Max/Min/Max temp         20 to 30        5 to 10       21 to 31
Wind                  W around 14    S around 16    W around 10
Snow amount              around 2       around 3       around 2

$$



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