Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Flathead Avalanche Center Issues Special Avalanche Advisory

The Flathead Avalanche Center is issuing a Backcountry Avalanche Warning for the entire advisory area (this includes Glacier National Park, and the Flathead and Kootenai National Forests). Heavy snowfall, strong winds, and expected continued heavy snow have created highly unstable conditions. Natural and human triggered avalanches are likely.The avalanche danger is rated HIGH on all slopes within the advisory area. Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended and avalanche runout zones should be avoided.

This warning will either be terminated or updated by 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 19.

Natural and human triggered avalanche activity has been observed over the past 72 hours. Additional heavy snowfall and wind loading occurred Monday and Monday night continuing unstable conditions.

For additional information, please visit the Flathead Avalanche Center website. For updated weather forecasts and conditions, please click here.

Hiking in Glacier National Park

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