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Avalanche Watch

Avalanche Watch issued February 24 at 1:48PM PST by NWS Spokane WA

AVAOTX The following message is transmitted at the request of the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center. BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WATCH IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED 13:00 PST Sat Feb 24 2024 The Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center in Sandpoint has issued a BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WATCH for the following areas: ID 017 (Bonner County)...ID 021 (Boundary County)...ID 055(Kootenai County)...ID 079 (Shoshone County) * WHAT...The avalanche danger for the warning area may rise to high by Sunday evening andthrough Monday. * WHERE...Elevations above 5,000 in the St. Regis/Silver Valley area, Selkirk Range, West and East Cabinets and the Purcell Range of Northwest Montana * WHEN...In effect from Sat 13:00 PST to Sun 13:00 PST. * IMPACTS...Heavy snowfall and strong winds are predicted for Sunday through Sunday night at elevations above 4,000. Slabs of dense snow will form on top of a recently formed crust that will cause dangerous avalanche conditions in steep and mountainous terrain. * PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain is notrecommended. Avalanches may run long distances and can run into mature forests, valley floors, or flat terrain. Consult http://www.idahopanhandleavalanche.org/ 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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Area
Bonner, ID; Boundary, ID; Kootenai, ID; Shoshone, ID

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued February 24 at 2:11PM MST until February 26 at 5:00PM MST by NWS Boise ID

* WHAT...West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected. * WHERE...Portions of south central and southwest Idaho and southeast Oregon. * WHEN...From 8 AM MST /7 AM PST/ to 5 PM MST /4 PM PST/ Monday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

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Area
Southwest Highlands; Western Magic Valley; Owyhee Mountains; Southern Twin Falls County; Harney County; Malheur County

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 24 at 2:06PM MST until February 26 at 5:00PM MST by NWS Boise ID

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches, locally 15 inches on higher mountains. Wind gusts as high as 40 mph. * WHERE...West Central Mountains zone. * WHEN...From 5 AM to 5 PM MST Monday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions and poor visibility in wind-driven snow.

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Area
West Central Mountains

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 24 at 2:06PM MST until February 26 at 5:00PM MST by NWS Boise ID

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches, locally 12 inches, in the mountains, and 3 to 6 inches on the Camas Prairie. Wind gusts as high as 45 mph. * WHERE...Boise Mountains and Camas Prairie zones. * WHEN...From 5 AM to 5 PM MST Monday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions and poor visibility in wind-driven snow.

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Area
Boise Mountains; Camas Prairie

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 24 at 2:06PM MST until February 26 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Boise ID

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches. Wind gusts as high as 55 mph. * WHERE...Southwest Highlands and Southern Twin Falls County zones. * WHEN...From 5 PM to 11 PM MST Monday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions and poor visibility in wind-driven snow.

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Area
Southwest Highlands; Southern Twin Falls County

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued February 24 at 1:46PM MST until February 26 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Pocatello ID

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total accumulations of 2 to 8 inches below 7000 feet, with amounts near 2 feet across the Sawtooths and surrounding ranges. Winds gusting 60 mph or higher at times especially highest elevations and along the cold front. * WHERE...Lost River Range, Frank Church Wilderness, Sawtooth and Stanley Basins, Big Lost Highlands, and Wood River Foothills. This includes Mt Borah, Clayton, Stanley, Banner Summit, Ketchum, Sun Valley, Galena Summit, Copper Basin, Hailey, Bellevue, and Picabo. * WHEN...From 5 PM Sunday to 11 PM MST Monday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. High winds and blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility.

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Area
Lost River Range; Frank Church Wilderness; Sawtooth/Stanley Basin; Sun Valley Region; Big Lost Highlands/Copper Basin; Wood River Foothills

Winter Storm Watch

Winter Storm Watch issued February 24 at 1:46PM MST until February 27 at 5:00AM MST by NWS Pocatello ID

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches below 6500 feet, with 5 to 10 inches in the mountains. The highest elevations of the Big Holes and Bear River Range may see up to 18 inches. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph in the higher elevations and along the cold front. * WHERE...Marsh and Arbon Highlands, Franklin and Eastern Oneida Region, Bear River Range, Bear Lake, Blackfoot Mountains, Caribou Range, Big Hole Mountains, Teton Valley, Centennial Mountains, and Island Park. This includes Inkom, McCammon, Downey, Lava Hot Springs, Malad, Preston, Emigration Summit, Montpelier, Georgetown and Georgetown Summit, Border Summit, Geneva Summit, Soda Springs, Swan Valley, Pine Creek Pass, Victor, Ashton, Ashton Hill, Targhee Pass, and Driggs. * WHEN...From late Sunday night through late Monday night. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Strong winds and blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

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Area
Marsh and Arbon Highlands; Franklin/Eastern Oneida Region; Bear River Range; Bear Lake Valley; Blackfoot Mountains; Caribou Range; Big Hole Mountains; Teton Valley; Centennial Mountains/Island Park

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued February 24 at 1:32PM MST until February 26 at 5:00PM MST by NWS Pocatello ID

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected. Locally higher gusts are possible. * WHERE...Lost River, Challis, and Pahsimeroi Valleys. This includes Howe, Arco, Mackay, Chilly, and Challis. * WHEN...From 11 PM Sunday to 5 PM MST Monday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Unsecured objects may be blown around. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There is the potential along and behind the cold front for both strong winds and snow in the valleys leading to areas of blowing and drifting snow..

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Area
Lost River Valleys; Challis/Pahsimeroi Valleys

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 24 at 1:32PM MST until February 26 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Pocatello ID

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. Locally higher gusts are possible. * WHERE...The Arco Desert, Upper Snake River Plain, Beaverhead and Lemhi Highlands. This includes Mud Lake, INL, Craters of the Moon, Idaho Falls, Rexburg, St. Anthony, Dubois, Monida Pass, and Small. * WHEN...From 5 AM to 11 PM MST Monday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Loose outdoor objects could be blown around. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There is the potential along and behind the cold front for both strong winds and snow leading to blowing and drifting snow, and very low visibility at times.

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Area
Arco/Mud Lake Desert; Upper Snake River Plain; Beaverhead/Lemhi Highlands

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 24 at 1:32PM MST until February 27 at 5:00AM MST by NWS Pocatello ID

* WHAT...West winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. Locally higher gusts are possible. * WHERE...The Shoshone Lava Beds, Lower Snake River Plain, Eastern Magic Valley, South Hills, Albion Mountains, and Raft River Region. This includes Shoshone, Richfield, Carey, Pocatello, Blackfoot, American Falls, Shelley, Fort Hall, Burley, Oakley, City of Rocks, Conner Summit, Malta, Rockland, and Holbrook. * WHEN...From 5 AM Monday to 5 AM MST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Loose outdoor objects will be blown around. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There is the potential along and behind the cold front for both strong winds and snow leading to blowing and drifting snow, and very low visibility at times. Blowing and drifting snow is likely across the higher elevations of the South Hills and Albion Mountains.

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Area
Shoshone/Lava Beds; Lower Snake River Plain; Eastern Magic Valley; Southern Hills/Albion Mountains; Raft River Region

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued February 24 at 12:16PM PST until February 26 at 1:00AM PST by NWS Spokane WA

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph expected. * WHERE...In Idaho, Northern Panhandle and Coeur d'Alene Area. In Washington, Upper Columbia Basin, Spokane Area, Northeast Mountains, Okanogan Highlands and Waterville Plateau. * WHEN...From 1 PM Sunday to 1 AM PST Monday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

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Area
Northern Panhandle; Coeur d'Alene Area; Upper Columbia Basin; Spokane Area; Northeast Mountains; Okanogan Highlands; Waterville Plateau

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued February 24 at 12:16PM PST until February 26 at 7:00AM PST by NWS Spokane WA

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected. * WHERE...In Idaho, Idaho Palouse and Central Panhandle Mountains. In Washington, Lower Garfield and Asotin Counties and Washington Palouse. * WHEN...From 1 PM Sunday to 7 AM PST Monday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

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Area
Idaho Palouse; Central Panhandle Mountains; Lower Garfield and Asotin Counties; Washington Palouse

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued February 24 at 12:06PM PST until February 26 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Spokane WA

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations up to 16 inches above 3000 feet and up to 2 inches below 3000 feet. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. * WHERE...Fourth Of July Pass, Priest River, Dobson Pass, St. Maries, Bonners Ferry, Osburn, Pinehurst, Lookout Pass, Eastport, Wallace, Clark Fork, Sandpoint, Kellogg, Mullan, Schweitzer Mountain Road, Athol, and Fernwood. * WHEN...From 11 AM Sunday to 10 AM PST Monday. * IMPACTS...Expect winter driving conditions in the mountains especially Sunday night into Monday morning. Ridges exposed to a west or southwest wind will experience blowing and drifting snow. Isolated power outages may also occur due to the gusty winds. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snowfall rates up to an inch per hour will be possible in the mountains Sunday night leading to rapid accumulations above 3000 feet. Snow levels will rapidly lower to valley floors Sunday night.

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Area
Northern Panhandle; Central Panhandle Mountains

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued February 24 at 1:06PM MST until February 26 at 11:00AM MST by NWS Missoula MT

* WHAT...Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. Total snow accumulations trace to 3 inches in the valleys and 2 to 6 inches in the higher elevations including Whitebird summit. * WHERE...Lower Hells Canyon/Salmon River Region and Orofino/Grangeville Region. * WHEN...From 1 PM Sunday to 10 AM PST Monday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The strongest winds and heaviest snowfall will be during the overnight hours into the morning.

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Area
Orofino/Grangeville Region; Lower Hells Canyon/Salmon River Region

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 24 at 1:06PM MST until February 26 at 2:00PM MST by NWS Missoula MT

* WHAT...Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. Total snow accumulations 1 to 3 inches in the valleys and up to 12 inches in the mountains. * WHERE...Eastern Lemhi County and Western Lemhi County. * WHEN...From 5 PM Sunday to 2 PM MST Monday. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The strongest winds and heaviest snowfall will be during the morning hours.

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Area
Western Lemhi County; Eastern Lemhi County

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued February 24 at 12:44PM MST until February 26 at 2:00PM MST by NWS Missoula MT

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations 2 to 6 inches in the valleys and 10 to 20 inches in the mountains including Lolo and Lost Trail passes. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph in the valleys and up to 60 mph in the mountains. * WHERE...Pierce, Elk City, Lolo Pass, Highway 93 Sula to Lost Trail Pass, Highway 12 Lowell to Lolo Pass, Dixie, Elk River, and Highway 11 Pierce to Headquarters. * WHEN...From 5 PM MST /4 PM PST/ Sunday to 2 PM MST /1 PM PST/ Monday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the Monday morning and evening commutes. Strong winds could cause extensive damage to trees and power lines. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The strongest winds and heaviest snowfall will be during overnight into the morning hours.

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Area
Northern Clearwater Mountains; Southern Clearwater Mountains; Bitterroot/Sapphire Mountains
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