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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
212 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

.SNOW LEVEL OF 6500 TO 7000 FEET THIS AFTERNOON WILL DROP
OVERNIGHT TO 4500 TO 5000 FEET. MANY MOUNTAIN LOCATIONS HAVE
RECEIVED TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 8 TO 15 INCHES. SNOW WILL
GRADUALLY TAPER OFF WITH AN ADDITIONAL 3 TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE
BEFORE THE STORM ENDS MONDAY.

ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE SOUTHEAST IDAHO MOUNTAINS TODAY AND
TONIGHT CAN EXPECT DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY OVER
MOUNTAIN PASSES.

IDZ018-221200-
/O.CON.KPIH.WS.W.0010.000000T0000Z-141222T1200Z/
SAWTOOTH MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE LOCATIONS OF...STANLEY...CLAYTON...COPPER BASIN...
BANNER CREEK SUMMIT
212 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST MONDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5
AM MST MONDAY.

* TIMING...THROUGH 5 AM MONDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT...TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW WITH
  NEARLY TWO FEET POSSIBLE ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...STANLEY...CLAYTON...BANNER CREEK SUMMIT

* OTHER IMPACTS...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL
MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

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Avalanche Warning

IDC013-037-221430-

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING
SAWTOOTH NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER...SUN VALLEY IDAHO
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
700 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...THE SAWTOOTH NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER...SUN VALLEY IDAHO HAS
CONTINUED A BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING...

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

* LOCATION...FOR THE SOLDIER...SMOKY...BOULDER...AND SAWTOOTH
  RANGES. THIS INCLUDES THE MOUNTAINS NEAR FAIRFIELD..KETCHUM...
  GALENA SUMMIT...SMILEY CREEK AND STANLEY.

* REASON...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
AND RECREATION IN OR BELOW AVALANCHE TERRAIN. BACKCOUNTRY
SKIERS... SNOWBOARDERS...SNOWMOBILERS AND OTHER USERS SHOULD BE
AWARE OF SLOPING TERRAIN AND AVOID AVALANCHE PATH RUNOUT AREAS.
USE EXTREME CAUTION.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...

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

UPDATES TO THE SAWTOOTH AVALANCHE CENTER BULLETIN MAY BE FOUND AT
WWW.SAWTOOTHAVALANCHE.COM.

TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE SAWTOOTH NATIONAL FOREST
AVALANCHE CENTER...SUN VALLEY IDAHO.


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