Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Pocatello ID
230 AM MDT Sat Oct 21 2017

IDZ018-031-212200-
Sawtooth Mountains-Big and Little Wood River Region-
Including the cities of Stanley, Clayton, Hailey, Ketchum,
and Bellevue
230 AM MDT Sat Oct 21 2017

...Another round of accumulating snow to create hazardous winter
conditions for travelers from this evening through Sunday...

New accumulation of snow is expected for those with any outdoor
activities planned across the Salmon-Challis NF or Sawtooth NF in
the Central Mountains, as well as those expected to travel on
highway 75, highway 21, Galena Summit and Banner Summit today.
Snow levels will initially start around 5000 ft and rise to 6500
ft this evening with further increases overnight. As a result, the
bulk of the snowfall is expected this afternoon and evening with
snow continuing mainly above 8000 ft overnight and into Sunday
morning. Snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are forecast below
6500 ft today with upwards of 10 inches forecast above 8000 ft
through Sunday. Those in Ketchum southward are not expected to
see accumulating snow. Be prepared for reduced visibility if
traveling and slow down.

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IDZ019-212200-
Upper Snake Highlands-
Including the cities of St. Anthony, Ashton, Island Park, Driggs,
and Victor
230 AM MDT Sat Oct 21 2017

...Another round of accumulating snow to create hazardous winter
conditions for travelers and outdoor enthusiasts this evening
through Sunday...

New accumulation of snow is expected for those with any outdoor
activities planned this evening through Sunday or for those
traveling across Pine Creek Pass, Raynolds Pass and Targhee Pass.
Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected in these areas.
Upwards of 6 inches can be expected above 7500 ft. Be prepared for
reduced visibility if traveling and slow down.

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