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Avalanche Warning

IDZ072-141300-

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING
FOREST SERVICE SAWTOOTH AVALANCHE CENTER KETCHUM ID
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
1234 PM MST THU DEC 12 2019

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE FOREST
SERVICE SAWTOOTH AVALANCHE CENTER.

THE FOREST SERVICE SAWTOOTH AVALANCHE CENTER IN KETCHUM HAS
ISSUED A BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING.

* TIMING...IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY NOON MST UNTIL SATURDAY 6 AM
  MST.

* AFFECTED AREA...THE SAWTOOTH, WESTERN SMOKY, AND SOUTHERN SALMON
  RIVER MOUNTAINS INCLUDING THE MOUNTAINS SURROUNDING BANNER
  SUMMIT AND THOSE NEAR STANLEY AND SMILEY CREEK.

* AVALANCHE DANGER...THE AVALANCHE DANGER FOR THE WARNING AREA IS
  HIGH.

* REASON/IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND WIND ARE COMBINING TO OVERLOAD A
  WEAK SNOWPACK. WIDESPREAD AVALANCHING WILL OCCUR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS EXIST. TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE
TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED. STAY OFF OF AND OUT FROM BELOW STEEP
SLOPES - SLOPES STEEPER TAN ABOUT 30 DEGREES.

CONSULT WWW.SAWTOOTHAVALANCHE.COM FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.

SIMILAR AVALANCHE DANGER MAY EXIST AT LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE
COVERAGE AREA OF THIS OR ANY AVALANCHE CENTER.

$$



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