Posted: Apr 5, 2013 3:40 PM
Updated: Apr 5, 2013 3:41 PM
BIG SKY - Warm temperatures and rain are causing wet avalanches in the area.
According to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, there have been wet avalanches every day this week because the warm temperatures are melting bonds of the snowpack and turning things soggy.
According to the GNFAC, rainfall weakens the snow quickly and will trigger avalanches on all aspects. They recommend staying out of the backcountry at least until the snow freezes this weekend.
On Thursday, a wet avalanche was reported at the Yellowstone Club. Others have been reported near Sphinx Mountain as well as in the Tobacco Root Mountains and in the Big Sky area.
Photos from the GNFAC website