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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 4:07 AM MST on December 21, 2014

Expires 7:00 AM EST on December 22, 2014


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 5 am MST Monday...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow remains in
effect until 5 am MST Monday.

* Timing... through 5 am Monday.

* Main impact... total snowfall of 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.





Avalanche Warning

Statement as of 7:00 AM MST on December 21, 2014

Expires 9:30 AM EST on December 22, 2014


... The Sawtooth National Forest avalanche center... Sun Valley Idaho has
continued a backcountry avalanche warning...

* timing... in effect until 730 am MST Monday.

* Location... for the Soldier... smoky... Boulder... and sawtooth
ranges. This includes the mountains near Fairfield..Ketchum...
Galena Summit... Smiley creek and Stanley.

* Reason... heavy snowfall... rain and strong winds will produce
widespread high avalanche danger. Some avalanches will be large
and destructive and may reach valley floors.

Precaution/preparedness actions...

Natural and human triggered avalanches are likely. Avoid travel
and recreation in or below avalanche terrain. Backcountry
skiers... snowboarders... snowmobilers and other users should be
aware of sloping terrain and avoid avalanche path runout areas.
Use extreme caution.

Additional information...

This warning does not apply to controlled ski areas or Highway operations.

Updates to The Sawtooth avalanche center bulletin may be found at
www.Sawtoothavalanche.Com.

Transmitted at the request of The Sawtooth National Forest
avalanche center... Sun Valley Idaho.




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700 am MST sun Dec 21 2014

... The Sawtooth National Forest avalanche center... Sun Valley Idaho has
continued a backcountry avalanche warning...

* timing... in effect until 730 am MST Monday.

* Location... for the Soldier... smoky... Boulder... and sawtooth
ranges. This includes the mountains near Fairfield..Ketchum...
Galena Summit... Smiley creek and Stanley.

* Reason... heavy snowfall... rain and strong winds will produce
widespread high avalanche danger. Some avalanches will be large
and destructive and may reach valley floors.

Precaution/preparedness actions...

Natural and human triggered avalanches are likely. Avoid travel
and recreation in or below avalanche terrain. Backcountry
skiers... snowboarders... snowmobilers and other users should be
aware of sloping terrain and avoid avalanche path runout areas.
Use extreme caution.

Additional information...

This warning does not apply to controlled ski areas or Highway operations.

Updates to The Sawtooth avalanche center bulletin may be found at
www.Sawtoothavalanche.Com.

Transmitted at the request of The Sawtooth National Forest
avalanche center... Sun Valley Idaho.




Weather information on-line 24-hours a day
(all lower-case letters)

Www.Weather.Gov/Pocatello

Local Storm Report



12/21/2014 0700 am

30 miles NNW of Arco, Custer County.

Snow e4.9 inch, reported by mesonet.


            Hilts creek snotel 8001 msl. 14-hour total.




12/21/2014 0700 am

28 miles NE of Stanley, Custer County.

Snow e5.7 inch, reported by mesonet.


            Mill Creek Summit snotel 8870 msl. 14-hour total.




12/21/2014 0700 am

33 miles WNW of Arco, Custer County.

Snow e2.4 inch, reported by mesonet.


            Bear Canyon snotel 7903 msl. 14-hour total.




12/21/2014 0700 am

17 miles SW of MacKay, Custer County.

Snow e2.9 inch, reported by mesonet.


            Smiley Mountain snotel 9520 msl. 14-hour total.




12/21/2014 0700 am

50 miles NW of Arco, Custer County.

Snow e2.2 inch, reported by mesonet.


            Stickney mill snotel 7431 msl. 14-hour total.


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