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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.

&&

$$

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.

IDZ031-032-211100-
/O.CON.KPIH.WS.W.0010.141221T0000Z-141222T1200Z/
BIG AND LITTLE WOOD RIVER REGION-LOST RIVER/PAHSIMEROI-
INCLUDING THE LOCATIONS OF...SUN VALLEY...GALENA SUMMIT...
SMILEY CREEK LODGE...ARCO...WILLOW 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 ABOVE 6000 FEET...

A WINTER STORM WARNING ABOVE 6000 FEET 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 10 INCHES OF SNOW ABOVE 6000 FEET WITH
  AROUND A FOOT POSSIBLE ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...GALENA SUMMIT...SMILEY CREEK LODGE...
  WILLOWCREEK SUMMIT.

* OTHER IMPACTS...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH LOW
  VISIBILITIES POSSIBLE 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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/POCATELLO

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.

IDZ019-023-025-211100-
/O.UPG.KPIH.WS.A.0009.141221T0000Z-141222T1200Z/
/O.EXA.KPIH.WS.W.0010.141221T0000Z-141222T1200Z/
UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS-CARIBOU HIGHLANDS-
WASATCH MOUNTAINS/IDAHO PORTION-
1125 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
5 AM MST MONDAY ABOVE 7500 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN POCATELLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING ABOVE 7500 FEET FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW
...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM MST
MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

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

* MAIN IMPACT...6 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW ABOVE 6000 FEET WITH AROUND
  A FOOT POSSIBLE ABOVE 7500 FEET.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...DRIGGS...ISLAND PARK...MONIDA PASS...
  ASHTON HILL...TARGHEE PASS...PINE CREEK PASS...FISH CREEK
  SUMMIT... GEORGETOWN SUMMIT.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
400 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

MTZ067-211100-
/O.UPG.KBYZ.WS.A.0010.141221T0100Z-141222T1500Z/
/O.NEW.KBYZ.WS.W.0015.141221T0100Z-141222T1900Z/
ABSAROKA/BEARTOOTH MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE LOCATIONS OF...COOKE CITY
400 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
MST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO NOON MST MONDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING. PERIODS OF HEAVY
  SNOWFALL WILL IMPACT THE WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES OF THE
  BEARTOOTH AND ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.
  THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED DURING THE DAY SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...RECREATION IN THE HIGH COUNTRY WILL BE IMPACTED BY
  ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL AND GUSTY WINDS. AVALANCHE DANGER MAY
  ALSO INCREASE DUE TO THE HEAVY SNOWFALL.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...12 TO 18 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* WINDS...GUSTS TO 50 MPH ON THE EXPOSED SLOPES AND RIDGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/BILLINGS

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