ID WFO BOISE Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO BOISE Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Saturday, March 3, 2018

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AVALANCHE WARNING

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 SATURDAY MARCH 3RD.

* AFFECTED AREA…FOR THE SOLDIER…SMOKY…PIONEER…BOULDER…

WHITE CLOUD…AND SAWTOOTH MOUNTAINS INCLUDING THE MOUNTAINS NEAR

FAIRFIELD…HAILEY…KETCHUM…GALENA SUMMIT…SMILEY CREEK…AND

STANLEY.

* AVALANCHE DANGER…THE AVALANCHE DANGER FOR THE WARNING AREA IS

HIGH.

* REASON/IMPACTS…HEAVY SNOWFALL AND WIND 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. VERY LARGE AVALANCHES CAPABLE OF

SNAPPING TREES ARE LIKELY. SLIDES MAY RUN LONG DISTANCES, IN TO

FLAT AREAS, AND INTO MATURE FORESTS. STAY OFF OF AND OUT FROM

BELOW STEEP 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.

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 SATURDAY MARCH 3RD.

* AFFECTED AREA…FOR THE SOLDIER…SMOKY…PIONEER…BOULDER…

WHITE CLOUD…AND SAWTOOTH MOUNTAINS INCLUDING THE MOUNTAINS NEAR

FAIRFIELD…HAILEY…KETCHUM…GALENA SUMMIT…SMILEY CREEK…AND

STANLEY.

* AVALANCHE DANGER…THE AVALANCHE DANGER FOR THE WARNING AREA IS

HIGH.

* REASON/IMPACTS…HEAVY SNOWFALL AND WIND 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. VERY LARGE AVALANCHES CAPABLE OF

SNAPPING TREES ARE LIKELY. SLIDES MAY RUN LONG DISTANCES, IN TO

FLAT AREAS, AND INTO MATURE FORESTS. STAY OFF OF AND OUT FROM

BELOW STEEP 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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