Thursday's avalanche forecast: Considerable danger

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From the West Central Montana Avalanche Center: The current avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE in the west central Montana backcountry. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding, and conservative decision-making are essential today. Human triggered avalanches are likely.
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Good morning, this is Travis Craft with the West Central Montana Avalanche Center’s avalanche advisory for March 02, 2017. This danger rating does not apply to operating ski areas, expires at midnight tonight and is the sole responsibility of the U.S. Forest Service.

To see the full advisory, plus photos and video, visit the West Central Montana Avalanche Center's website.

Here's what the National Weather Service's backcountry forecast has to say heading into the weekend:

Scattered snow showers will be limited to northwest Montana Thursday and Friday as a ridge builds into the region and stabilizes the atmosphere to the south. Along with this ridge warmer temperatures back to near normal will occur. Saturday through early next week a more organized weather disturbance and cooler air will impact the region. Expect mountain snow accumulations through the middle of next week. 

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