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Avalanche danger “considerable” in west-central Montana

Posted at 10:13 AM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 12:14:43-05
Avalanche Danger
The avalanche danger is “considerable” in west-central Montana (photo credit: Western Central Montana Avalanche Center)

MISSOULA – The latest advisory for the West Central Montana Avalanche Center shows “considerable” danger of snow slides in the backcountry.

Human triggered avalanches are likely in specific areas across the region, according to the Center’s Logan King.

King says the main concern continues to be persistent weak layers and that persistent slabs are the main concern on Thursday.

He warns that the “conditions are complex and the consequences are high if you make a mistake. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security.”

Click here to view the latest avalanche advisory.