GNFAC Avalanche Advisory for Mon Jan 10, 2011
Not Current Advisory
Good morning. This is Eric Knoff with the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Advisory issued on Monday, January 10, at 7:30 a.m. Javaman, in cooperation with the Friends of the Avalanche Center, sponsor today’s advisory. This advisory does not apply to operating ski areas.
Frigid cold temperatures are the word this morning with most mountain locations reading 5-10 below zero F. Fortunately winds are light, blowing out of the WSW at 5-15 mph. Mountain temperatures will fight to break zero today with highs reaching 5-10 above. Winds will stay light out of the WSW under partly to mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures will plunge back to double digits below zero tonight, with a gradual warming trend starting tomorrow.
The northern Madison Range:
The northern Madison Range, specifically the mountains around Big Sky, holds the weakest snowpack in our advisory area. The main culprit for this current designation is a layer of buried
The main hurdle with this
Along with the lingering threat posed by the buried
The Bridger Range, southern Madison and entire Gallatin Ranges, the Lionhead area near West Yellowstone, the mountains around Cooke City and the Washburn Range:
Yesterday, a skier
Yesterday, I skied on the west side of the Bridgers and found variable conditions. My partner and I experienced collapsing and
Doug will issue the next advisory tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. If you have any snowpack or avalanche observations, drop us a line at email@example.com or call us at 587-6984.
Feeling rusty with your avalanche transceiver? The new beacon park at Beal Park in Bozeman is up and running. It's got 4 transmitters and the park is open 9 am to 8 pm every day. The Friends of the Avalanche Center and the city of Bozeman worked together to make this service possible.
January 9, Sunday in Helena:
The Friends of GNFAC in cooperation with the Helena Snowdrifters snowmobile club will present a FREE avalanche seminar. The schedule will be as follows:
9am to 11a.m.: 1 hour avalanche awareness lecture; "Dozen More Turns" movie; 12-2 p.m.: Rescue lecture followed by beacon overview. The course will take place at the MACO Building at 2717 Skyway Drive in Helena. For more information : http://www.mtavalanche.com/workshops/calenda
January 11, Tuesday in Big Timber:
In partnership with the Sweetgrass County High School in Big Timber, the Friends of the Avalanche Center will offer a FREE Basic Avalanche Awareness Workshop at the Big Timber High School between 7-8 p.m
January 12, Wednesday in Billings:
The Friends of the Avalanche Center in partnership with Families for Outdoor Recreation will offer a FREE Basic Avalanche Awareness Workshop and beacon demonstration at Hi Tech Marine in Billings, MT between 6-8:30 p.m.
January 12, Wednesday in Dillon:
In partnership with the Birch Creek Center at UM Western in Dillon, MT, the Friends of the Avalanche Center will offer a FREE Basic Avalanche Awareness Workshop in Block Hall, Room 311 on the campus of UM Western at 7-8 p.m.
January 15, Saturday in Cooke City:
The Friends of the Avalanche Center will be sponsoring a 1 hr Basic Avalanche Awareness Class @ Cooke City Firehall – 6pm to 7pm
For additional information and a listing of other avalanche classes, go to: http://www.mtavalanche.com/workshops/calendar