Winter Storm Watch
Statement as of 12:29 PM MST on March 08, 2014
... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Sunday morning through
Monday afternoon above 7000 feet...
The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a Winter
Storm Watch above 7000 feet... which is in effect from Sunday
morning through Monday afternoon.
* Timing... 600 am MDT Sunday through 600 PM MDT Monday.
* Main impact... heavy snow and blowing and drifting snow.
* Locations include... Copper Basin... Smiley creek Lodge... Galena
A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
Statement as of 3:51 PM MST on March 07, 2014
... Pacific storm system and heavy rain expected in the Idaho central
mountains Sunday and Monday...
Another round of moist tropical air is taking shape in the Pacific
and expected to reach the Idaho central mountains beginning
Sunday. Snow levels are expected to rise to 8000 to 8500 feet of
elevation Sunday afternoon allowing warm rain to fall on mountain
snow packs around Sun Valley... Ketchum... Hailey and Stanley. Cold
air following a surface front Monday afternoon will bring snow
levels back down to about 5500 feet of elevation. Total rain fall
over the two days may reach one half to one inch. Rain falling on
mountain snow packs can bring rapid snow melt and run off... with
the threat of rising streams and potential mud or debris flows on
old wildfire burn scars. This is a developing storm
system... getting the latest weather forecast information over the
weekend is recommended.
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