Heavy snow has continued to fall in parts of southwest Montana, in addition to a tragic death this past weekend, prompting yet another very important Avalanche Warning to be issues this morning.
Issued on December 22 2015 at 04:58 am
The Gallatin National Forest avalanche center is continuing a backcountry avalanche warning for the mountains around Cooke City, the Lionhead area near West Yellowstone and the southern Gallatin and Madison ranges.
The avalanche danger is rated high on all slopes. Another foot of snow with strong winds fell in these mountains last night.
Natural and human triggered slides are likely today. Avalanche terrain and avalanche runout zones should be avoided.
You are urged to contact the Gallatin National Forest avalanche center for more detailed information.
According to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center:
Avalanche hotline: 406-587-6981 This warning will either expire or be updated by 6:00 a.M. On December 23, 2015.