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Avalanche warning issued for west-central Montana backcountry

Mountain Snow
Posted at 9:35 AM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 11:35:46-05

MISSOULA — An avalanche warning has been issued for parts of western Montana.

The West Central Montana Avalanche Center reports the backcountry avalanche danger is listed as "high" in the southern Mission, southern Swan, Rattlesnake, and southern and central Bitterroot mountains.

The Center cautioned that the avalanche hazard is increasing with elevated temperatures, wind, and precipitation.

Human-triggered avalanches are certain, natural avalanches are likely. Very large, destructive avalanches are possible. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.

The avalanche warning is in effect until 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Click here to view the latest advisory from the West Central Montana Avalanche Center.