Sawtooth Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 2:48 PM MDT Oct. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Accumulating snow expected Friday and Friday night across the
central mountains along with blowing snow possible...

An approaching low pressure system and subsequent cold front will
bring accumulating snowfall Friday and Friday night across the
central mountains of Idaho. Snow levels will start at 6,500 to
7,000 feet early Friday morning, but will drop quickly behind the
front, with snow expected to begin by mid morning. Snow accumulations
of 2 to 5 inches are expected above about 5,000 feet including the
mountain passes, with 5 to 8 inches possible above about 7,500
feet, especially near and west of Ketchum and Stanley. In
addition, winds of 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts may result in
areas of blowing snow.

Those planning travel or recreation across the central mountains are
encouraged to prepare for possible snow-covered and slippery
roads, as well as reduced visibility due to blowing snow. Higher-
elevation highways may be slick, including on Galena Summit and
Banner Summit. Slow down and use caution.


Ksmith/dmh


248 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

... Accumulating snow expected Friday and Friday night across the
central mountains along with blowing snow possible...

An approaching low pressure system and subsequent cold front will
bring accumulating snowfall Friday and Friday night across the
central mountains of Idaho. Snow levels will start at 6,500 to
7,000 feet early Friday morning, but will drop quickly behind the
front, with snow expected to begin by mid morning. Snow accumulations
of 2 to 5 inches are expected above about 5,000 feet including the
mountain passes, with 5 to 8 inches possible above about 7,500
feet, especially near and west of Ketchum and Stanley. In
addition, winds of 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts may result in
areas of blowing snow.

Those planning travel or recreation across the central mountains are
encouraged to prepare for possible snow-covered and slippery
roads, as well as reduced visibility due to blowing snow. Higher-
elevation highways may be slick, including on Galena Summit and
Banner Summit. Slow down and use caution.


Ksmith/dmh

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