Hello! This is Steve Karkanen at the West Central Montana Avalanche Center with an avalanche information update for Friday, April 4, 2014.
We are no longer issuing avalanche danger ratings for the 2013/14 season.
Mountain temperatures this week have ranged from the mid thirties and forties in the afternoons to the mid twenties overnight. The heavy snowfall many areas received last weekend has now been through a few melt-freeze cycles and is most likely as hard as concrete early in the day then becoming soft as the day progresses.
Aspects exposed to the sun are producing point release wet avalanches as the snow warms up in the afternoons and a few locations on the granite faces in the Bitterroot Mountains have seen much deeper avalanche activity during prolonged warm periods or during rain.