Upper Treasure Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

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.