FWUS45 KMSO 260922
SAGMSO

Backcountry Forecast for western Montana and north central Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
319 AM MDT THU MAR 26 2015

DISCUSSION: Light precipitation across mainly northwest Montana
will gradually decrease this morning as a high pressure ridge
builds into the region. Warming and drying is anticipated with
this building ridge through Friday. Temperatures on Friday will be
as much as 15-20 degrees above normal. On Saturday, a shortwave
feature will cool temperatures and lower snow levels with fairly
widespread precipitation. The accompanying cold front will also be
capable of windy conditions on Saturday, especially at ridge tops.

&&
Elevations above 4,000 FT:

TODAY TONIGHT FRI
Cloud Cover 75% 70% 55%
Hi/Lo Temps 44 to 56 32 to 38 53 to 66
Winds(mph) W 12G28 W 8G21 SW 8G20
Precip Chc 60 0 0
Precip Type showers showers none
Liquid Amt 0.03 0.00 0.00
Snow Ratio(SLR) 10:1 8:1 0
Snow Amt(in) 0 0 0

Snow Level 6500 8000 8000

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 FWUS45 KMSO 260922
SAGMSO

Backcountry Forecast for western Montana and north central Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
319 AM MDT THU MAR 26 2015

DISCUSSION: Light precipitation across mainly northwest Montana
will gradually decrease this morning as a high pressure ridge
builds into the region. Warming and drying is anticipated with
this building ridge through Friday. Temperatures on Friday will be
as much as 15-20 degrees above normal. On Saturday, a shortwave
feature will cool temperatures and lower snow levels with fairly
widespread precipitation. The accompanying cold front will also be
capable of windy conditions on Saturday, especially at ridge tops.

&&
Elevations above 4,000 FT:

TODAY TONIGHT FRI
Cloud Cover 75% 70% 55%
Hi/Lo Temps 44 to 56 32 to 38 53 to 66
Winds(mph) W 12G28 W 8G21 SW 8G20
Precip Chc 60 0 0
Precip Type showers showers none
Liquid Amt 0.03 0.00 0.00
Snow Ratio(SLR) 10:1 8:1 0
Snow Amt(in) 0 0 0

Snow Level 6500 8000 8000

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