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.

According to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center:

  • 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.
  • Avalanche hotline: 406-587-6981 This warning will either expire or be updated by 6:00 a.M. On December 23, 2015.

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