Snow Avalanche Guidance
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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SNOW AVALANCHE GUIDANCE PRODUCT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
356 AM MST SUN DEC 28 2014

...SNOW CONTINUES WITH COLDER AIR ARRIVING TO START OUT THE
WORKWEEK...

.DISCUSSION...SNOW CONTINUES ACROSS THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS
TODAY...BUT WILL GRADUALLY DWINDLE LATER TODAY BEFORE SOMEWHAT OF
A RESURGENCE LATE IN THE AFTERNOON IN THE MOUNTAINS. WE WILL ALSO
BE WATCHING FOR POCKETS OF SNOW REMAINING THROUGH MONDAY.
ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL...ALTHOUGH LIKELY LIGHT...MAY COME FROM BANDS
OF SNOW PUSHING DOWN THE SNAKE PLAIN AND WRAPPING UP INTO THE WOOD
RIVER VALLEY. WINDS WILL BE STRONGEST THROUGH LATE MORNING...WITH
RIDGETOP WINDS UP TO 25 MPH SUSTAINED AND GUSTS IN THE 30S ARE
POSSIBLE IN SOME SPOTS. SIMILAR SPEEDS WILL BE POSSIBLE IN FAVORED
AREAS AS THE WINDS TURN NORTHWESTERLY. FOR TONIGHT AND
MONDAY...RIDGETOP WINDS ACTUALLY TURN NORTHEASTERLY BUT SHOULD NOT
BE STRONG. COLDER AIR WILL KEEP FILTERING IN FOR THE FIRST PART OF
THE WEEK. TEMPERATURES BY TUESDAY MORNING WILL BE IN THE SINGLE
DIGITS ABOVE ZERO TO 10 BELOW IN MANY AREAS...WITH TEMPERATURES IN
THE STANLEY AND COPPER BASINS -15 TO -25 NOT INCLUDING ANY WIND
CHILL. HIGHS ON TUESDAY WILL RANGE FROM ZERO TO 15 ABOVE.

**********SAWTOOTH RECREATION AREA FORECAST**********
...BALD MTN (9145 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      MONDAY...

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY          MCLDY          MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               17              9             10
WIND                 NW AROUND 18    NW AROUND 8    NE AROUND 5
QPF                          0.12           0.06           0.08
SNOW AMOUNT                   1.8            1.1            1.6
PRECIP PROB (%)                73             48             45


...TITUS PEAK (10079 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      MONDAY...

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY          MCLDY          MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               14              3              8
WIND                 NW AROUND 22   NW AROUND 13    NE AROUND 3
QPF                          0.18           0.08           0.08
SNOW AMOUNT                   3.6            1.8            2.0
PRECIP PROB (%)                93             57             50


...SOLDIER MTN (9495 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      MONDAY...

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY          MCLDY         CLOUDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               15              7             10
WIND                 NW AROUND 23   NW AROUND 17     E AROUND 7
QPF                          0.15           0.03           0.07
SNOW AMOUNT                   2.8            0.9            1.7
PRECIP PROB (%)                87             48             49


...SAWTOOTH (10000 FT)...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      MONDAY...

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY          MCLDY          MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP               14              6              8
WIND                  W AROUND 16    W AROUND 10     E AROUND 7
QPF                          0.24           0.11           0.08
SNOW AMOUNT                   3.8            2.0            1.5
PRECIP PROB (%)                92             55             43


$$
**********SUN VALLEY AREA FORECAST**********
...VALLEYS TO 6500 FT...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      MONDAY...

CLOUD COVER                 MCLDY          MCLDY          MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP         20 TO 28        8 TO 17       18 TO 23
WIND                  W AROUND 15    W AROUND 12     N AROUND 8
SNOW AMOUNT                1 TO 2       AROUND 1       AROUND 1


...6500 FT TO 8000 FT...
                         TODAY...     TONIGHT...      MONDAY...

CLOUD COVER                CLOUDY          MCLDY          MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE                  SNOW           SNOW           SNOW
MAX/MIN/MAX TEMP         16 TO 26        0 TO 12       12 TO 22
WIND                 NW AROUND 17   NW AROUND 10      N 0 TO 10
SNOW AMOUNT                   1-3         1 TO 2       AROUND 1


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