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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOISE ID
300 PM MST MON JAN 16 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.A STRONG AND VERY MOIST PACIFIC STORM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA
LATE TUESDAY AND BRING HEAVY PRECIPITATION...MOSTLY IN THE FORM OF
SNOW...TO THE REGION. SNOW WILL BEGIN IN SOUTHEAST OREGON TUESDAY
NIGHT AND SPREAD RAPIDLY INTO SOUTHWEST IDAHO. SNOW AMOUNTS WILL
RANGE FROM AROUND AN INCH OVER THE SOUTHERN TWO-THIRDS OF HARNEY
COUNTY...TO 6 TO 10 INCHES IN THE WESTERN MAGIC AND TREASURE
VALLEYS...TO 10 TO 14 INCHES IN NORTHERN MALHEUR COUNTY...TO 1 TO
2 FEET IN THE MOUNTAINS. THIS WILL BE A LONG-LASTING EVENT FOR
MANY FOLKS. HOWEVER...ONE EXCEPTION WILL BE THE WESTERN MAGIC
VALLEY. THERE, SNOW WILL NOT BEGIN UNTIL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, WITH
THE HEAVIEST SNOW NOT OCCURRING UNTIL LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND
THURSDAY MORNING. AS WE GET CLOSER IN TIME, THIS WATCH WILL BE
ALTERED INTO MORE TIME-DEFINITIVE AND LOCATION-SPECIFIC SEGMENTS.
PLEASE STAY AWARE OF CHANGES TO THE FORECAST IN THE COMING DAYS.

IDZ011>016-028>030-033-ORZ061>064-171415-
/O.NEW.KBOI.WS.A.0003.170118T0600Z-170120T0000Z/
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-LOWER TREASURE VALLEY ID-BOISE MOUNTAINS-
UPPER TREASURE VALLEY-SOUTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WESTERN MAGIC VALLEY-
CAMAS PRAIRIE-OWYHEE MOUNTAINS-SOUTHERN TWIN FALLS COUNTY-
UPPER WEISER RIVER-HARNEY COUNTY-BAKER COUNTY-MALHEUR COUNTY-
LOWER TREASURE VALLEY OR-
300 PM MST MON JAN 16 2017 /200 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017/

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BOISE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
AFTERNOON.

* SNOW AMOUNTS...6 TO 10 INCHES IN LOWER ELEVATIONS WITH 1 TO 2
  FEET IN THE MOUNTAINS...EXCEPT AROUND A FOOT IN NORTHERN MALHEUR
  COUNTY.

* SNOW LEVELS...VALLEY FLOORS THROUGH MUCH OF THE STORM...EXCEPT
  IN THE SOUTHERN TWO-THIRDS OF HARNEY COUNTY...WHERE SNOW LEVELS
  WILL GENERALLY BE 5000 TO 6000 FEET WEDNESDAY...FALLING TO 4000
  FEET THURSDAY.

* WINDS...GENERALLY SOUTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN TUESDAY NIGHT AND THEN END TAPER OFF
  RAPIDLY AS IT ENDS FROM WEST TO EAST THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL DUE TO SNOW-COVERED ROADS. ELEVATIONS ABOVE
  4000 FEET MAY SEE BLOWING SNOW AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY ON RIDGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$



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