Boise Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 1:58 PM MST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 8 PM MST this
evening...

* what... snow and blowing snow occurring. Plan on slippery Road
conditions. In addition, areas of poor visibility are expected.
Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected with
up to 6 inches possible above 6000 ft.

* Where... Boise Mountains and southwest Highlands.

* When... until 8 PM MST this evening.

* Additional details... winds gusting as high as 40 mph will
cause areas of blowing and drifting snow, particularly on
south and west-facing slopes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means periods
of snow and blowing snow will cause primarily travel
difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited
visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest Road
conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



Avalanche Warning
Issued: 6:12 AM MST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

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 until 730 am MST Sunday February 25th.

* Affected area... for the Soldier Mountains including the
mountains near Fairfield.

* Avalanche danger... the avalanche danger for the warning area is
high.

* Reason/impacts... wind drifting and additional snowfall are
combining to overload a weak snowpack. Widespread avalanching
will occur.

Precaution/preparedness actions...

Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist. Travel in avalanche
terrain is not recommended. Avalanches may run long
distances, into flat areas, and can run into mature forests. Stay
off of, and out from underneath, slopes steeper than about 30
degrees.

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.


612 am MST Sat Feb 24 2018

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 until 730 am MST Sunday February 25th.

* Affected area... for the Soldier Mountains including the
mountains near Fairfield.

* Avalanche danger... the avalanche danger for the warning area is
high.

* Reason/impacts... wind drifting and additional snowfall are
combining to overload a weak snowpack. Widespread avalanching
will occur.

Precaution/preparedness actions...

Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist. Travel in avalanche
terrain is not recommended. Avalanches may run long
distances, into flat areas, and can run into mature forests. Stay
off of, and out from underneath, slopes steeper than about 30
degrees.

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.



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