ISSUED ON DECEMBER 29 2008 AT 6:30 am
The full advisory will be posted at 7:30 am
The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center is issuing a Backcountry Avalanche Warning for the southern Gallatin and southern Madison Ranges, the Lionhead area near West Yellowstone, and the mountains around Cooke City. New snow and strong winds have loaded an extremely weak snowpack. Today the avalanche danger is HIGH on all slopes. Natural and human triggered avalanches are likely. Avalanche terrain including avalanche runout zones should be avoided.
You are urged to call the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Advisory for more detailed information.
Bozeman, Livingston, Cooke City and West Yellowstone………406-587-6981
Information is also available at the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center’s Web site at: www.mtavalanche.com
This warning will either be terminated or updated by 6:30 AM on December 30, 2008