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West-central Montana avalanche danger returns to “high”

Posted at 10:55 AM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 12:55:35-05
Avalanche Danger
The avalanche danger is “high” in west-central Montana (photo credit: Western Central Montana Avalanche Center)

MISSOULA – The avalanche danger across much of Western Montana has once again been raised to “high.”

The current avalanche danger is “high” in the backcountry on wind loaded slopes and travel in those areas — or in runout zones — is not recommended.

All other slopes are seeing “considerable” avalanche danger, according to the West Central Montana Avalanche Center.

The Center’s Travis Craft says in his Monday advisory that the primary concern today is wind slabs and travel in wind drifted terrain should be avoided.

He adds that “the snowpack needs time to adjust to the new snow. Travel and recreate on slopes less than 25 degrees. Do not travel in runout zones.”

Click here to view the latest advisory from the West Central Montana Avalanche Center.