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
332 AM MDT WED APR 1 2015

DISCUSSION:

Snow levels will remain low for the next few days as a cold air
mass remains over the northern Rockies. Snow showers will increase
in the afternoons with ridge winds peaking around 30 mph in the
afternoons.

The weather pattern will remain cool and unsettled until next
Sunday into Monday, when a potential is increasing for a
significant spring snow storm.

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Elevations above 4,000 FT:

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU
Cloud Cover           80%          85%          80%
Hi/Lo Temps           30 to 41     18 to 26     30 to 42
Winds(mph)            W 16G32      W 13G32      W  9G20
Precip Chc            70           40           50
Precip Type           showers      showers      showers
Liquid Amt            0.10         0.04         0.08
Snow Ratio(SLR)       14:1         14:1         14:1
Snow Amt(in)          1            0-1          1-2

Snow Level            3000         2500         2500

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