Avalanche Warning
Issued by NWS Boise, ID

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WARNING
FOREST SERVICE SAWTOOTH AVALANCHE CENTER...KETCHUM ID
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOISE ID
654 AM MST FRI JAN 12 2018

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE FOREST
SERVICE SAWTOOTH AVALANCHE CENTER.

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

* TIMING...IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 AM MST SATURDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...THE SAWTOOTH...SOLDIER...SMOKY...WHITE
  CLOUD...BOULDER...AND PIONEER MOUNTAINS INCLUDING THE MOUNTAINS
  NEAR BANNER SUMMIT...STANLEY...SMILEY CREEK...GALENA
  SUMMIT...KETCHUM...AND FAIRFIELD.

* AVALANCHE DANGER...THE AVALANCHE DANGER FOR THE WARNING AREA IS
  HIGH.

* REASON/IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND WIND ARE COMBINING TO OVERLOAD
  A WEAK SNOWPACK. WIDESPREAD AVALANCHING WILL OCCUR.

PRECAUTION/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS EXIST. TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE
TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED. AVALANCHES MAY RUN LONG DISTANCES...
INTO FLAT AREAS...AND CAN RUN INTO MATURE FORESTS. STAY OFF OF AND
OUT FROM BELOW STEEP SLOPES...SLOPES STEEPER THAN ABOUT 30
DEGREES.

CONSULT WWW.SAWTOOTHAVALANCHE.COM OR WWW.AVALANCHE.ORG FOR MORE
DETAILED INFORMATION.

SIMILAR AVALANCHE DANGER MAY EXIST AT LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE
COVERAGE AREA OF THIS OR ANY AVALANCHE CENTER.


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