Avalanche Watch
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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Forest Service Flathead Avalanche Center Kalispell MT
Relayed by National Weather Service Missoula MT
728 AM MST Fri Feb 16 2018

The following message is transmitted at the request of the Forest
Service Flathead Avalanche Center Kalispell MT

...The Forest Service Flathead Avalanche Center Kalispell MT has
issued a Backcountry Avalanche Watch...

* Timing...In effect from 0700 MST Friday through 0700 MST Sunday.

* Affected Area...the Flathead Range and Glacier National Park,
  Whitefish Range, and Swan Range.

* Avalanche Danger...The avalanche danger for the warning area
  will rise to HIGH tomorrow, Saturday, if the weather forecast

* Reason/Impacts...Expected heavy snow combined with increased
  wind will result in widespread avalanche activity.


Very dangerous avalanche conditions are expected Saturday. Travel
in and below avalanche terrain is not recommended. Avalanches may
run long distances and can run into valley floors, or flat

Consult http://www.flatheadavalanche.org for more detailed

Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the
coverage area of any Avalanche Center. Check www.avalanche.org
for your closest Avalanche Center. Check www.fsavalanche.org to
learn more about how to identify avalanche hazards.

Additional Information...
This watch does not apply to operating ski areas where avalanche
mitigation measures are performed.



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