AVALANCHE WARNING ISSUED BY THE FLATHEAD AVALANCHE CENTER
By Moosetrack Megan


THE FLATHEAD AVALANCHE CENTER IN HUNGRY HORSE HAS ISSUED A BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
NWS MISSOULA MT – MTC 029 (FLATHEAD COUNTY)

* TIMING…IN EFFECT FROM THU 06:00 MST TO THU 06:00 MST.

* AFFECTED AREA…THE FLATHEAD RANGE AND GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

* AVALANCHE DANGER…THE AVALANCHE DANGER IS HIGH TODAY

* REASON/IMPACTS…HEAVY SNOWFALL, RAIN, AND STRONG WINDS ARE STRESSING MULTIPLE WEAK LAYERS IN THE SNOWPACK. LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE AVALANCHES ARE LIKELY TO FAIL NATURALLY.

* PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS. TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED. AVALANCHES MAY RUN LONG DISTANCES AND CAN RUN INTO MATURE FORESTS, VALLEY FLOORS, OR FLAT TERRAIN.

CONSULT HTTP://WWW.FLATHEADAVALANCHE.ORG/ OR WWW.AVALANCHE.ORG FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.

SIMILAR AVALANCHE DANGER MAY EXIST AT LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE COVERAGE AREA OF THIS OR ANY AVALANCHE CENTER.

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