Avalanche Warning
Issued by NWS Boise, ID

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WARNING
SAWTOOTH NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER...KETCHUM IDAHO
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOISE ID
617 AM MST WED JAN 11 2017

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
SAWTOOTH NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER...KETCHUM IDAHO.

...THE SAWTOOTH NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER IN KETCHUM IDAHO
HAS ISSUED A BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING...

* TIMING...IN EFFECT 7 AM THIS MORNING UNTIL 7 AM THURSDAY.

* LOCATION...IN THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS NEAR FAIRFIELD...GALENA
SUMMIT...AND STANLEY.

* AVALANCHE DANGER...THE AVALANCHE DANGER SCALE IN THE CENTRAL
IDAHO MOUNTAINS INCLUDING THE SAWTOOTH NATIONAL FOREST IS
WIDESPREAD AND HAS BEEN ELEVATED TO HIGH.

* REASON...RECENT HEAVY SNOW AND HIGH WINDS HAVE PRODUCED LARGE
AREAS OF UNSTABLE SNOW...AND AVALANCHES ARE LIKELY ON STEEP SNOW-
COVERED SLOPES AND GULLIES.

PRECAUTION/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

NATURAL AND HUMAN TRIGGERED AVALANCHES ARE LIKELY. AVOID TRAVEL
IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN. BACKCOUNTRY SKIERS...SNOWBOARDERS...
SNOWMOBILERS AND OTHER USERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF SLOPING TERRAIN
AND AVOID AVALANCHE PATH RUNOUT AREAS. USE EXTREME CAUTION.

AVALANCHE CONDITIONS MAY EXIST...BUT NOT BE REPORTED...IN
LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE COVERAGE AREA OF ANY AVALANCHE CENTER.
CHECK WWW.AVALANCHE.ORG FOR YOUR CLOSEST AVALANCHE CENTER AND
CHECK WWW.FSAVALANCHE.ORG TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO IDENTIFY
AVALANCHE PROBLEMS. WATCH FOR CHANGING CONDITIONS INCLUDING
RECENT AVALANCHES...HEAVY SNOWFALL OR RAIN...STRONG WIND OR
RAPIDLY WARMING TEMPERATURES.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...

THIS WARNING DOES NOT APPLY TO CONTROLLED SKI AREAS OR HIGHWAY
OPERATIONS.

ANOTHER STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED AT 7 AM THURSDAY UNLESS
CONDITIONS REQUIRE AN EARLIER UPDATE.

FOR THE FULL AVALANCHE ADVISORY FROM THE SAWTOOTH NATIONAL FOREST
AVALANCHE CENTER CALL 208-622-8027 OR CHECK ON THE WEB AT
WWW.SAWTOOTHAVALANCHE.COM

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