504  
FWUS45 KMSO 240947  
SAGMSO  
 
BACKCOUNTRY FORECAST FOR WESTERN MONTANA AND NORTH CENTRAL IDAHO  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MISSOULA MT  
347 AM MDT FRI MAR 24 2017  
 
DISCUSSION: A WEATHER DISTURBANCE WITH WIDESPREAD PRECIP WILL MOVE  
THROUGH THE REGION LATER TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY. THE BEST  
POTENTIAL FOR ACCUMULATING SNOWS WILL BE THIS EVENING THROUGH  
SATURDAY MORNING THOUGH AMOUNTS WILL BE GENERALLY LIGHT.  
SEVERAL MORE SIMILAR WEATHER SYSTEMS (WITH GENERALLY LIGHT  
AMOUNTS) WILL IMPACT THE REGION OFF AND ON THROUGH NEXT WEEK.  
EXPECT NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES THE ENTIRE PERIOD.  
 

 
ELEVATIONS ABOVE 4,000 FT:  
 
TODAY TONIGHT SAT  
CLOUD COVER 70% 90% 80%  
HI/LO TEMPS 32 TO 50 21 TO 31 32 TO 46  
WINDS(MPH) S 10G29 SW 14G32 SW 9G21  
PRECIP CHC 60 80 60  
PRECIP TYPE SHOWERS SHOWERS SHOWERS  
LIQUID AMT 0.05 0.19 0.07  
SNOW RATIO(SLR) 13:1 14:1 15:1  
SNOW AMT(IN) 0-2 2-4 1  
 
SNOW LEVEL 4000 5000 4500  
 

 
 
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