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Avalanche warnings are in effect across western Montana

The West Central Montana Avalanche Center forecast for Feb. 28, 2022 through March 1, 2022 shows avalanche danger as "Considerable" at lower elevations, and "High" at middle and upper elevations throughout their forecast area.
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The West Central Montana Avalanche Center forecast for Feb. 28, 2022 through March 1, 2022 shows avalanche danger as "Considerable" at lower elevations, and "High" at middle and upper elevations throughout their forecast area.

Avalanche warnings are in place for much western Montana.

The Flathead Avalanche Center says avalanche danger is high in Glacier National Park and the Whitefish, Swan and Flathead ranges. The center says snow, blowing snow and rain on snow can overload snow surfaces and weak layers that typically cause unstable snow and avalanches. The avalanche center says to avoid slopes steeper than 30 degrees.

The West Central Montana Avalanche Center says avalanche danger is high in the Bitterroot, Rattlesnake and Seeley Lake areas. The center says dangerous avalanche conditions are developing throughout the area, with heavy snow and strong winds rapidly loading the snowpack. It says to avoid avalanche terrain and the base of slopes capable of sliding, as avalanches are very likely.

The avalanche warnings are in effect through Tuesday morning.

Freddy Monares is a reporter and Morning Edition host at Montana Public Radio.