Saturday, March 18, 2017

Saturday's avalanche advisory: Moderate danger

Posted By on Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 7:24 AM

From the West Central Montana Avalanche Center: The current avalanche danger in the West Central Montana Backcountry is MODERATE. Human triggered avalanches are possible in specific terrain. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully to identify features of concern.
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Good morning, this is Logan King with the West Central Montana Avalanche Center’s avalanche advisory for March 18, 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 photos and video, visit the West Central Montana Avalanche Center's website.

Here's a look at what the National Weather Service's backcountry forecast says about the rest of the weekend:

A warm and wet weather system will continue into tonight with rain totals of 1 to 2 inches common in north central Idaho and northwest Montana. West central Montana will see lesser amounts. A cold front late this afternoon into the evening hours will bring gusty winds, a few thunderstorms, and quickly drop snow levels. Cool and drier weather is anticipated for Sunday.

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