Avalanche Warning
Issued by NWS Boise, ID

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AVALANCHE WARNING
SAWTOOTH NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER...KETCHUM IDAHO
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOISE ID
705 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

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 UNTIL 730 AM MST MONDAY.

* LOCATION...SOLDIER...SMOKY...BOULDER...SAWTOOTH
  RANGES...INCLUDING THE MOUNTAINS NEAR FAIRFIELD...GALENA
  SUMMIT...KETCHUM...SMILEY CREEK...AND STANLEY. HEAVY
  SNOWFALL...RAIN...AND STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE WIDESPREAD HIGH
  AVALANCHE DANGER. SOME AVALANCHES WILL BE LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE
  AND MAY REACH VALLEY FLOORS.

* AVALANCHE DANGER...HEAVY SNOWFALL...RAIN...AND STRONG WINDS WILL
  PRODUCE WIDESPREAD HIGH AVALANCHE DANGER. SOME AVALANCHES WILL
  BE LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE AND MAY REACH VALLEY FLOORS.

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 630 AM MST MONDAY 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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