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Avalanche Warning


IDC015-025-039-085-031215-
Banner Summit Area-Sawtooth and Western Smoky Mountains-Soldier
Mountains-
515 AM MST Sat Mar 2 2024

The following message is transmitted at the request of the Forest
Service Sawtooth Avalanche Center.

...The Forest Service Sawtooth Avalanche Center in Ketchum Idaho
has issued a BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING...

* WHAT...The avalanche danger is HIGH. The combination of heavy
snowfall and strong winds are overloading a weak snowpack.

* WHERE...The southern Salmon River Mountains, Sawtooths, White
Clouds, Smokys, Western Smokys, Boulders, Pioneers, and Soldiers
including the mountains above the Wood River Valley and near
Banner Summit, Atlanta, Stanley, Smiley Creek, Ketchum, Hailey,
Bellevue, Carey, Fairfield, Galena Summit, and Trail Creek
Summit.

* WHEN...In effect from Sat 05:00 MST to Sun 05:00 MST.

* IMPACTS...Natural and human-triggered avalanches large enough
to bury people, snap trees, or destroy structures are very
likely. Avalanches may strike roadways, trails, and buildings in
the valley bottom.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist. Travel in avalanche
terrain is not recommended. Stay off and out from below steep
slopes-slopes steeper than about 30 degrees. Avalanches may be
triggered remotely-from flat terrain above, below, and to the
sides of steep slopes.

Consult WWW.SAWTOOTHAVALANCHE.COM or WWW.AVALANCHE.ORG for more
detailed information.

Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the
coverage area of this or any avalanche center.

LAT...LON 4337 11508 4361 11508 4409 11519 4420 11516 4430 11518
          4434 11530 4431 11544 4452 11545 4452 11528 4446 11523
          4431 11517 4416 11503 4386 11499 4381 11471 4360 11468
          4348 11451 4340 11455

$$

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