Gallatin

Avalanche Warning:

Issued at: 6:44 am MST on November 27, 2014, expires at: 4:30 AM MST on November 28, 2014
  • The following message is transmitted at the request of the Gallatin National Forest avalanche center. Issued on November 27 2014 at 04:37 am avalanche warning the Gallatin National Forest avalanche center is continuing a back country avalanche warning for our entire advisory area. Heavy snowfall and high winds created widespread instability. Natural and human triggered slides are likely on all slopes. The avalanche danger is rated high in the Bridger, Gallatin and Madison ranges, the Lionhead area outside West Yellowstone and mountains around Cooke City. Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended and avalanche run-out zones should be avoided. Go to www.Mtavalanche.Com/current for current avalanche information. 644 am MST Thu Nov 27 2014 The following message is transmitted at the request of the Gallatin National Forest avalanche center. Issued on November 27 2014 at 04:37 am avalanche warning the Gallatin National Forest avalanche center is continuing a back country avalanche warning for our entire advisory area. Heavy snowfall and high winds created widespread instability. Natural and human triggered slides are likely on all slopes. The avalanche danger is rated high in the Bridger, Gallatin and Madison ranges, the Lionhead area outside West Yellowstone and mountains around Cooke City. Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended and avalanche run-out zones should be avoided. Go to www.Mtavalanche.Com/current for current avalanche information. 423 am MST Thu Nov 27 2014 The following message is transmitted at the request of the Gallatin National Forest avalanche center. Issued on November 26 2014 at 04:16 am avalanche warning the Gallatin National Forest avalanche center is issuing a backcountry avalanche warning for our entire advisory area. Heavy snowfall created widespread instability and natural avalanche activity is likely on all slopes. The avalanche danger is rated high in the Bridger, Gallatin and Madison ranges along with the Lionhead area outside West Yellowstone and mountains around Cooke City. Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended and avalanche runout zones should be avoided. Go to www.Mtavalanche.Com/current for current avalanche information.

First Alert 48 Hour Forecast

WINTER STORM WATCH late Friday through Saturday for Glacier Park, the Flathead and Mission Valleys along with the Seeley Swan area.  Snowfall of 3 to 8 inches in the valleys and 8 to 16 inches in the mountains.  This includes Kalispell, Polson, MacDonald and Rogers Passes.

HIGH WIND WARNING until Friday night for Lincoln and Helena in Lewis and Clark County and Norris Hill in Madison County.  West winds 20 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

AVALANCHE WARNING for the Gallatin National Forest near Bozeman.

Light showers around Missoula and Kalispell Friday morning will become more frequent and widespread Friday afternoon. Temperatures remain warm today with highs in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees.

Friday night arctic air pushes south into the Kalispell area. Rain will quickly turn to snow with windy conditions and plummeting temperatures. The front reaches the Missoula area mid-morning Saturday and is through Bozeman by mid-afternoon. If you're headed to either FCS playoff game tomorrow; dress warmly! Snow showers and difficult travel condtions will persist on Saturday with heavy mountain snow and light to moderate amounts in the valleys. Temperatures will steadily drop throughout the day from 20s and 30s in the morning to teens and single digits during the evening.

Sunday will be very cold with subzero wind chill Sunday morning across the state.  There will only be a slight chance of precipitation with highs in the teens.

Next week look for highs climbing to around freezing by midweek with a chance for snow showers Monday and Tuesday.

Matt Gray Watch Meteorologist Matt Gray weekend nights on the NEWS AT 5 and 10. More Details.

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