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Please remember that these observations indicate what was going on in the snowpack at a single point in time and space. They may not represent conditions where you are or where you plan to be. They also come from a variety of sources. The Flathead Avalanche Center (FAC) cannot vouch for the quality or accuracy of any observations that come from the general public. Some of these may be professional quality observations; some may not. Please use observations listed on this page as part of your information gathering process, but as always don't make decisions based on a single piece of information.

If you are looking for more information on how to understand the information on this page, all of the pit data graphs and stability tests are part of what is presented in a Level II avalanche class that follows the American Avalanche Association (AAA) or American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) curriculum guidelines. All of the coding and abbreviations for data presented follows the publication Snow, Weather, and Avalanches: Observational Guidelines for Avalanche Programs in the United States (SWAG) which is the standard for all professional avalanche programs in the US. An electronic copy is available here. Most of what you are looking for is in Chapter 2 and Appendix F part 1. We use a program called SnowPilot to create the snowpit graphs. This program is available as a free download at http://www.snowpilot.org/. A video on how to download and use this program is available here.

Date and time of observation or avalanche occurrence Location Region Observation Type Observation made by Avalanche observation video Avalanche Photos Snowpack photos Snowpit videos (tests, etc)
03/04/2017 - 13:30 Public Observation - Logan Creek, Tally Lake Ranger District Outside of the Advisory Area Snowpack Observation Public
03/04/2017 - 13:00 Public Observation - Wahoo and Rescue Creeks, Flathead Range Flathead Range/Glacier National Park - Middle Fork Corridor Snowpack Observation Public
03/04/2017 - 13:00 Public Observation - Apgar Range, Glacier Park Glacier National Park - Apgar Range Snowpack Observation Public
03/03/2017 - 13:30 Public Observation - Skook Chutes avalanche, Whitefish Range Whitefish Range - Southern (south of Coal Creek) Avalanche Observation Public
03/03/2017 - 12:30 Forecaster Observation - Apgar Mountain - Glacier Natl. Park Glacier National Park - Apgar Range Snowpack Observation Forecaster shooting crack on Apgar File March 3, 2017 - Collapsing and Cracking, Apgar Mt, Glacier NP
03/03/2017 - 12:00 Forecaster Observation - Cascade Creek, Flathead Range Flathead Range/Glacier National Park - Middle Fork Corridor Snowpack Observation Forecaster ,
03/02/2017 - 18:00 Professional Observation - Cascadilla Creek avalanche, Flathead Range Flathead Range/Glacier National Park - Middle Fork Corridor Avalanche Observation Professional Observer
03/02/2017 - 16:00 Public Observation - Chicken Bones, Southern Whitefish Range Whitefish Range - Southern (south of Coal Creek) Avalanche Observation Public
03/02/2017 - 15:00 Public Observation - Peak 6996, Glacier National Park Flathead Range/Glacier National Park - John F. Stevens Canyon Snowpack Observation Public , , ,
03/02/2017 - 14:14 Public Observation - Paola Ridge, Flathead Range Flathead Range/Glacier National Park - Middle Fork Corridor Snowpack Observation Public Wind loading on Paola Ridge
03/02/2017 - 14:00 Professional Observation - John F. Stevens Canyon, Glacier National Park Flathead Range/Glacier National Park - John F. Stevens Canyon Avalanche Observation Professional Observer
03/01/2017 - 23:59 Public Observation - Dickey Creek, Flathead Range Flathead Range/Glacier National Park - Middle Fork Corridor Snowpack Observation Public New snow wind/soft slab.Windy walking.
03/01/2017 - 19:00 Public Observation - Marion, Rescue, Skiumah, Flathead Range Flathead Range/Glacier National Park - Middle Fork Corridor Snowpack Observation Public
02/28/2017 - 12:00 Forecaster Observation - Kimmerly Basin, southern Whitefish Range Whitefish Range - Southern (south of Coal Creek) Snowpack Observation Forecaster
02/27/2017 - 11:23 Professional Observation - Spyder Bowl, Swan Range Swan Range - West Side (Flathead Valley access) Snowpack Observation Professional Observer , ,

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