Big and Little Wood River Region
... Winter Storm Warning in effect from noon today to 6 PM MDT
Monday above 7000 feet...
The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a Winter
Storm Warning above 7000 feet for heavy snow and blowing snow... which
is in effect from noon today to 6 PM MDT Monday. The Winter Storm
Watch is no longer in effect.
* Timing... snow will begin to fall this morning increasing this
afternoon and becoming heavy at times tonight and continuing
through the day Monday.
* Main impact... heavy snow and blowing will produce areas of
blowing and drifting snow primarily over mountain passes.
* Locations include... Copper Basin... Smiley creek Lodge...
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel... keep an extra flashlight...
food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
... Rapid run off from rain and melting snow possible in the Hailey
and Ketchum area late today through Monday...
.Moderate to heavy rain below 6500 feet combined with rain on
snow packs may bring rapid melting and run off on small streams
and low lying areas. Run off can be delayed a day or more in some
... Flood Watch in effect from this evening through Monday
The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a
* Flood Watch for a portion of central Idaho... including the
following area... big and little Wood River region. This includes
the cities of haily... Ketchum... Sun Valley... Bellevue and Carey.
* From this evening at 6 PM MDT through Monday afternoon.
* A wet Pacific storm system will bring moderate to heavy rain.
Rain on existing snow pack will compound the flooding problems.
* Flooding on small streams and low lying areas is possible.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.