Avalanche Warning for Western Montana

This alert expired on Feb 18, 2014 7:30 PM MST ·
This alert has been updated.
Alert area: Flathead; Mineral; Missoula; Ravalli
Posted Feb 18, 2014 7:16 AM MST

The West Central and Flathead Avalanche centers have issued backcountry Avalanche Warnings for the mountains of West Central and Northwest Montana. For the complete backcountry Avalanche Warnings detailing specific time and location. In West Central Montana: www.missoulaavalanche.org Or call 406-549-4488. In northwest Montana: www.flatheadavalanche.org Or call 406-257-8402. Recreationalists should use extra caution when venturing into the backcountry until conditions improve.

This information has been transmitted by the National Weather Service at the request of the West Central and Flathead Avalanche centers.

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What is an Avalanche Warning?

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A warning of current or imminent avalanche activity when avalanche danger is considered high or extreme. Authorized officials may recommend or order protective actions according to state law or local ordinance when natural or human-triggered avalanches are likely to affect roadways, structures, or backcountry activities. Each forecast area has different criteria for issuing warnings (e.g., a warning may be issued if the avalanche hazard is rated high or extreme in all areas above 1500 meters.)