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Avalanche Watch issued for Northwest Montana

Posted at 8:49 AM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 10:49:39-05

HUNGRY HORSE – The Flathead Avalanche Center in Hungry Horse has issued a backcountry avalanche watch for parts of Northwest Montana.

The watch is in effect until 8 p.m. on Saturday for Swan Mountain Range, Whitefish Mountain Range, Flathead Mountain Range and Glacier National Park.

The avalanche danger is expected to rise to high by Friday or Saturday, according to the Center. Continuous snowfall with increasing winds will overload a very fragile snow surface, causing widespread natural avalanche activity.

Very dangerous avalanche conditions are expected to develop into the weekend, according to the Flathead Avalanche Center and tavel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.

Click here to view the latest avalanche conditions for Northwest Montana.