610  
FWUS45 KMSO 230852  
SAGMSO  
 
BACKCOUNTRY FORECAST FOR WESTERN MONTANA AND NORTH CENTRAL IDAHO  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT  
252 AM MDT THU MAR 23 2017  
 
DISCUSSION: A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL DOMINATE THE REGION  
TODAY THROUGH MUCH OF FRIDAY. BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON ANOTHER WEATHER  
DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION IMPACTING THE REGIONWITH  
PRECIPITATION THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. A COUPLE OF INCHES OF SNOW  
ARE EXPECTED WITH SNOW LEVELS LOWERING TO 4000-4500 FEET. SOME  
HIGHER ELEVATIONS MAY RECEIVE UP TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW.  
 

 
ELEVATIONS ABOVE 4,000 FT:  
 
TODAY TONIGHT FRI  
CLOUD COVER 60% 45% 70%  
HI/LO TEMPS 29 TO 45 17 TO 25 34 TO 50  
WINDS(MPH) W 9G21 SW 6 S 10G23  
PRECIP CHC 30 0 50  
PRECIP TYPE SNO/SHR NONE SHOWERS  
LIQUID AMT 0.01 0.00 0.05  
SNOW RATIO(SLR) 16:1 0 14:1  
SNOW AMT(IN) 0 0 0-2  
 
SNOW LEVEL 4000 4000 4000  
 

 
 
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