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Avalanche danger high for the Northern Gallatin Range

By KTVM Staff
Published On: Jan 01 2014 07:12:41 AM MST
Updated On: Jan 01 2014 07:13:07 AM MST

The following is an avalanche warning issued on January 1 2014 AT 05:15 am:

"The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center is issuing a Backcountry Avalanche Warning for the northern Gallatin Range.  Rain and snow has fallen in the northern Gallatin Range with about 7 inches of snow. More importantly the equivalent amount of water is nearly an inch of liquid precipitation. This precipitation was accompanied by very strong winds. This snow has fallen on a weak and unstable snowpack which was producing avalanches prior to this storm. The avalanche danger is rated HIGH on all slopes in the northern Gallatin Range.  Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist.  Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended and avalanche runout zones should be avoided."