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Avalanche warning issued for parts of Western Montana

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Posted at 9:40 AM, Feb 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-28 17:39:26-05

MISSOULA — The West Central Montana Avalanche Center has issued an avalanche warning.

“Very dangerous avalanche conditions are developing throughout the forecast area,” according to the warning. “Heavy snowfall and strong winds are rapidly loading the snowpack.”

Widespread avalanches are very likely and people should avoid all avalanche terrain and stay well away from the base of slopes capable of sliding.

The warning is in effect until 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday for the Rattlesnake, the Bitterroot Mountains. Lolo Pass, the Southern Mission Mountain Range and the Southern Swan Mountain Ranger near Seeley Lake.

The latest avalanche forecast can be found at