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Avalanche Warning

IDC013-037-211300-

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING
SAWTOOTH NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER...SUN VALLEY IDAHO
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
326 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

* TIMING...IN EFFECT FROM 500 AM MST SUNDAY UNTIL 0730 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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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
1125 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

.ABUNDANT PACIFIC MOISTURE WILL MOVE INTO SOUTHEAST IDAHO TODAY
AND HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED AT HIGH ELEVATIONS IN THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS AND EASTERN HIGHLANDS. HIGHEST SNOW AMOUNTS ARE
EXPECTED TO BE ABOVE 7000 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 7000 FEET. ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE SOUTHEAST IDAHO
MOUNTAINS SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT CAN EXPECT
DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY OVER PASSES.

IDZ018-211100-
/O.CON.KPIH.WS.W.0010.141221T0000Z-141222T1200Z/
SAWTOOTH MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE LOCATIONS OF...STANLEY...CLAYTON...COPPER BASIN...
BANNER CREEK SUMMIT
1125 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 5 AM MST MONDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN
EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM MST MONDAY.

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

* MAIN IMPACT...6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW WITH OVER A FOOT
  POSSIBLE ABOVE 7000 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 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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