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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
453 AM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

.ABUNDANT PACIFIC MOISTURE WILL MOVE INTO SOUTHEAST IDAHO SATURDAY
AND HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED AT HIGH ELEVATIONS IN THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS AND EASTERN HIGHLANDS. HIGHEST SNOW AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED
TO BE ABOVE 7500 FEET AS THIS WILL BE A WARM SYSTEM. 2 TO 6 INCHES
ARE EXPECTED AT 5 TO 6 THOUSAND FEET WITH OVER 6 INCHES POSSIBLE
ABOVE 6 THOUSAND FEET AND OVER A FOOT MAY FALL ABOVE 7500 FEET.
ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE SOUTHEAST IDAHO MOUNTAINS SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT CAN EXPECT DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS
ESPECIALLY OVER PASSES.

IDZ018-192200-
/O.NEW.KPIH.WS.A.0009.141221T0000Z-141222T1200Z/
SAWTOOTH MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE LOCATIONS OF...STANLEY...CLAYTON...COPPER BASIN...
BANNER CREEK SUMMIT
453 AM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN POCATELLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING...5 PM SATURDAY THROUGH 5 AM MONDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT...6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW WITH OVER A FOOT POSSIBLE
  ABOVE 7500 FEET.

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

* OTHER IMPACTS...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND LOW VISIBILITIES
  ON SUNDAY.

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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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
559 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

IDZ017>025-031-032-191300-
EASTERN MAGIC VALLEY-SAWTOOTH MOUNTAINS-UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS-
UPPER SNAKE RIVER PLAIN-LOWER SNAKE RIVER PLAIN-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CARIBOU HIGHLANDS-
CACHE VALLEY/IDAHO PORTION-WASATCH MOUNTAINS/IDAHO PORTION-
BIG AND LITTLE WOOD RIVER REGION-LOST RIVER/PAHSIMEROI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BURLEY...RUPERT...SHOSHONE...CAREY...
STANLEY...CLAYTON...DRIGGS...DUBOIS...ISLAND PARK...ST. ANTHONY...
EDIE SCHOOL...IDAHO FALLS...REXBURG...RIGBY...POCATELLO...
BLACKFOOT...FORT HALL...AMERICAN FALLS...MALAD CITY...OAKLEY...
ROCKLAND...DOWNEY...LAVA HOT SPRINGS...SODA SPRINGS...WAYAN...
PRESTON...DAYTON...MONTPELIER...GEORGETOWN...PARIS...HAILEY...
KETCHUM...SUN VALLEY...BELLEVUE...ARCO...CHALLIS...MACKAY
559 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

...HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHEAST IDAHO
SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

A PATTERN OF RATHER MOIST WESTERLY WINDS OFF THE PACIFIC IS
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS SOUTHEAST IDAHO THIS WEEKEND AND MAY
BRING SOME HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATION TO THE MOUNTAIN AREAS. THERE
IS ALSO POTENTIAL FOR SOME STRONG WINDS OVER THE MOUNTAINS TOPS TO
DEVELOP BY SUNDAY THAT COULD CREATE SOME HAZARDOUS BLOWING AND
DRIFTING CONDITIONS. THIS IS A DEVELOPING SITUATION AND
IMPLICATIONS FOR THE LOWER VALLEYS AND INTERSTATES IS UNCERTAIN AT
THIS TIME ALTHOUGH RAIN IS MAINLY EXPECTED IN THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN.
IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON TRAVEL THAT WILL INCLUDE MOUNTAIN PASSES
THIS WEEKEND...STAY INFORMED ON THE LATEST WEATHER FORECASTS.


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