With up to 1-2 feet coming this weekend, this will be a rapid change to the upper snowpack which is low density. The incoming snow will be much warmer than that of this week and will therefore be heavy on light. This will take a few days for the lighter snow to accept the heavier snow.
|0600 temperature:||29 deg. F.|
|Max. temperature in the last 24 hours:||32 deg. F.|
|Average wind direction during the last 24 hours:||240|
|Average wind speed during the last 24 hours:||10 mph|
|Maximum wind gust in the last 24 hours:||25 mph|
|New snowfall in the last 24 hours:||6 inches|
|Total snow depth:||120 inches|
Expect continuous snow with up to 2 feet through the weekend. Temperatures above freezing today, continually getting cooler through the weekend with night temperatures in the low 20's. Winds SW 10-15 G25.
This avalanche advisory is provided through a partnership between the Idaho Panhandle National Forest and Friends of IPAC. This advisory covers the Bitteroot Mountains in the Idaho Panhandle. This advisory applies only to backcountry areas outside established ski area boundaries. This advisory describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur. This advisory expires 24 hours after the posted time unless otherwise noted. The information in this advisory is provided by the USDA Forest Service who is solely responsible for its content.
For a recorded version of the Avalanche Advisory call (530) 587-3558 x258