Wasatch Mountains/Idaho Portion Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 1:40 PM MST op 25 november 2014

...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until midnight MST tonight above 6500 feet...

A Winter Weather Advisory above 6500 feet for snow and blowing snow remains in effect until midnight MST tonight.

* Timing...through midnight MST tonight.

* Main impact...additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches mainly above 6500 feet. Snow and blowing snow making travel on higher elevation roads hazardous.

* Locations include...Monida Pass...Targhee Pass...Georgetown Summit.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving.

A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means that visibilities will be limited due to strong winds blowing snow around. Use caution when traveling...especially in open areas.

Special Statement
Statement as of 1:30 PM MST op 25 november 2014

...Major winter storm will cross southern Idaho on Thanksgiving weekend...

Present indications are that a major winter storm will move into central Idaho Friday evening and spread across eastern Idaho Friday night...continue on Saturday...and linger at least into Sunday. This storm is coming with warm moist air...which will mean heavy snows in the mountains and passes...while areas in the Snake River Plain will see a sloppy mixture of daytime rain and snow turning to all snow at night.

Snow fall amounts in the central Idaho mountains and in the higher elevations of the Wyoming and Montana border will be measured in terms of feet...although most of the towns in the region should expect snowfall to remain under a foot in accumulation. The storm will be accompanied with strong wind which will cause the snow to drift and reduce visibility in blowing snow. This means successful efforts to keep roads clear will be more difficult to achieve.

Persons planning travel on the Thanksgiving weekend should consider planning wisely. If you have to travel...plan on daytime travel to take advantage of the periods when it will be raining rather than snowing. Plan for longer time to reach your destination. Carry enough Money and emergency supplies such as warm clothing. Choose the Route that stays at lower elevations...even though it may be a longer distance to drive to your destination.