Saturday, March 3, 2012

Avalanche warning issued for Glacier National Park

Another backcountry avalanche warning has been issued for Glacier National Park, and the Flathead and Kootenai National Forests.

According to U.S. Forest Service avalanche specialist Tony Willits, the avalanche danger is considered high between 5,000 and 7,500 feet on all steep, open slopes and gullies,
especially in areas with significant amounts of newly precipitated or wind deposited snow. The report states that natural avalanches are possible, and human triggered avalanches are likely.

According to the report, these conditions will trend higher Saturday through Monday with the arrival of moderate to strong winds through the weekend. 10-12 inches of new snow is expected from Friday night through Sunday. Rising temperatures will result in a more dense snowfall. Winds are expected to be moderate to strong out of the West.

You can read the full report by clicking here.

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