08.18.18 Fire Weather Message

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT FOR LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 422 AND 476… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN POCATELLO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT. * AFFECTED AREA…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 422. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 476. * THUNDERSTORMS…SCATTERED
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Posted in Current Situation | August 18, 2016 | 7:59 am

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions 08.04.16

DATE: August 4, 2016 CONTACT: Sharla Arledge (IDL)- 208-334-0286, Kelsey Brizendine (BLM)- 208-732-7315, Julie Thomas (Forest)-208-737-3200 Fire Restrictions Expand to New Areas in Southwest and Central Idaho SHOSHONE, ID- Effective August 8, public land managers in southwest and central Idaho will put Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in place. Continuing hot, dry conditions and very high
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Posted in Current Situation | August 4, 2016 | 5:46 pm

Air Quality 08.02.16

Public Health Alert: Air Quality Information As of August 2nd, there are several active wildfires in Idaho. The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) website indicates patchy smoke for some areas of south central Idaho. Mandatory burn bans are in effect for the Wood River / Ketchum area. At 10:00AM, the Air Quality Index (AQI)
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Posted in Current Situation | August 2, 2016 | 2:41 pm



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  • noaa1NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official noaa_marktrailwarnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Working with the Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Alert System, NWR is an all hazards radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information.

    In conjunction with emergency managers and other public officials, NWR broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards including natural events such as earthquakes and avalanches, environmental accidents such as chemical releases or oil spills, and public safety issues such as a child abduction or 911 telephone outage. Please see NWR Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) for Event Codes

    Known as the “Voice of NOAA’s National Weather Service,” NWR is provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, part of the Department of Commerce. NWR numbers 1000 transmitters, covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR requires a special radio receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal.  Broadcasts are found in the VHF public service band at these seven frequencies (MHz) listed below.

    162.400
    162.425
    162.450
    Local Channel
    162.475
    162.500
    162.525
    162.550

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