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Employment Listing: Avalanche Forecaster

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West Central Montana Avalanche Center POSITION: Avalanche Forecaster POSITION TYPE: Full-time, seasonal LOCATION: Missoula, Montana DATE POSTED: June 21, 2022 CLOSING DATE: September 20, 2022 RATE OF PAY: $24.00-$27.00/hr DOE     BACKGROUND: The West Central Montana Avalanche Center (WCMAC) is seeking candidates for the position of Avalanche Forecaster for winter...

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Missoula Gives: Support your local avalanche center!

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The West Central Montana Avalanche Foundation (WCMAF) is honored to serve growing communities throughout the region and participate in Missoula Gives. This annual online fundraising event is a celebration of giving created to connect you with the local causes you care about most. With only a few hours remaining, it’s...

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Assessing conditions without an avalanche forecast

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Spring can be a challenging time for avalanche conditions. Dramatic swings in weather and snow conditions are possible. As we’ve seen in the past month, we can move from mid-winter problems to wet snow problems within 24 hrs. Understanding avalanche problems can help us plan for successful days in...

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Seasonal Snowpack Update Chapter 2

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We have officially entered spring, and warming temperatures are melting the snow and altering the snowpack. I’ve written this quick update of snowpack history and outlook to give you some reading into what’s under those diurnal corn-fed turns you may be chasing. Another look at the Natural Resources Conservation...

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West Central Montana Elevation Bands

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This year, with the new website, we’ve added elevation bands.  These are labeled Upper, Middle, and Lower elevation.  These are rather generic names intentionally. Elevation bands throughout our forecast vary significantly.  Applying specific elevation heights would lead to inaccurate hazard ratings applied to individual bands. For instance, Lolo Pass...

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Seasonal Snowpack Summary and Outlook

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We’re in the midst of a spring teaser, and while many of you may be taking a quick stretch break and giving the knees a needed rest after charging transitional snow. I’ll give a brief season recap to provide some insight into what the remaining snowpack has to offer. ...

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Avalanche Center Update: 2021/2022 Season

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Here we are approaching the end of January, and I’m just getting to the first blog post. Less than six weeks ago, we issued our first forecast of the season, and it also feels like much more time has passed. In addition to a busy holiday season, a lot...

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15th Annual Pray for Snow | Virtual Raffle & Silent Auction

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This week, we invite you to join us as we Pray for Snow and rally in support of west-central Montana’s Avalanche Forecasting and Education programs. The Pray for Snow fundraiser helps the West Central Montana Avalanche Foundation (aka Missoula Avalanche) raise the funding needed to run the avalanche center,...

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Employment Listing | Avalanche Center Lead Forecaster

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West Central Montana Avalanche Center POSITION:  Avalanche Center Lead Forecaster POSITION TYPE: Full-time, seasonal LOCATION: Missoula, Montana DATE POSTED: September 28, 2021 CLOSING DATE: October 30, 2021 BACKGROUND: The West Central Montana Avalanche Center (WCMAC) is seeking candidates for Lead Forecaster. The WCMAC is provided through the West Central Montana...

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Employment Listing | Avalanche Center Director

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West Central Montana Avalanche Center POSITION:  Avalanche Center Director POSITION TYPE: Full-time, seasonal LOCATION: Missoula, Montana DATE POSTED: May 4, 2021 CLOSING DATE: August 5, 2021 BACKGROUND: The West Central Montana Avalanche Center (WCMAC) is seeking candidates for WCMAC Director. The WCMAC is provided through the West Central Montana Avalanche...

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