We received varied amounts of snow last night across the GNFAC area but it added up to a lot...prompting an Avalanche Warning for Tuesday February 7th, 2017.

According to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center:

(ISSUED ON FEBRUARY 07 2017 AT 04:56 AM)

AVALANCHE WARNING: THE GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER IS ISSUING A BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING FOR THE SOUTHERN MADISON AND SOUTHERN GALLATIN RANGES AND MOUNTAINS AROUND COOKE CITY.

  • HEAVY SNOWFALL OVER THE LAST 72 HOURS ACCOMPANIED BY STRONG WINDS HAS CREATED A HIGH AVALANCHE DANGER ON ALL SLOPES.
  • NATURAL AND HUMAN TRIGGERED AVALANCHES ARE LIKELY TODAY.
  • AVALANCHE TERRAIN AND AVALANCHE RUNOUT ZONES SHOULD BE AVOIDED.
  • THIS WARNING WILL EXPIRE OR BE UPDATED BY 6:00 A.M. ON FEBRUARY 8, 2017.
  • CONTACT THE GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION. MTAVALANCHE.COM OR AVALANCHE HOTLINE: 406-587-6981.
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