Big and Little Wood River Region Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 02:12 PM MST on December 21, 2014

...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 5 am MST Monday above 6000 feet...

A Winter Storm Warning above 6000 feet for snow and blowing snow remains in effect until 5 am MST Monday.

* Timing...through 5 am Monday.

* Main impact...6 to 12 inches of snow above 6000 feet with nearly two feet possible above 7000 feet.

* Locations include...Galena Summit...Smiley creek Lodge... Willow Creek Summit.

* Other impacts...blowing and drifting snow possible overnight.

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 07:00 AM MST on December 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

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

Record Report
Statement as of 4:39 PM MST on December 21, 2014

...Record precipitation set at Burley ID...

the Burley Airport reported 0.25 inches of rain today. This beats the previous record of 0.21 inches set in 2002.