Saturday's avalanche advisory: Considerable danger


From the West Central Montana Avalanche Center: The avalanche warning has expired and the current avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE for the West Central Montana Backcountry. Human triggered avalanches are likely in specific areas, careful evaluation of avalanche conditions are necessary to recreate in the backcountry today.

Good morning, this is Logan King with the West Central Montana Avalanche Center’s avalanche advisory for Saturday, February 11, 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.

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

Here's what the National Weather Service's backcountry forecast has to say about the rest of the weekend:

Cooler temperature have moved into the region which has created unstable atmospheric conditions and snow showers. Increased westerly winds have also developed and look to increase through mid morning before decreasing for the rest of the day. Snow showers are forecast to decrease through the day so accumulations will mainly be limited to this morning. Cold temperatures will settle in at all elevations for Sunday morning with valley inversions set to develop. Warmer air will begin to move into the terrain on Monday.


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