Regional Conditions for Northern Gallatin

as of 5:00 am
Oct 215″ | 15-33 W
Oct 17 3″ | 25-45 SW
Oct 1 1″ | 5-10 SSW
9980′     10/22 at 23:00
18.7℉
W - 21mph
Gusts 43mph
8100′   10/22 at 22:00
28℉
Depth
Bottom Line: As winds increase today into tonight, the avalanche danger will increase in wind loaded areas. Watch for recent wind loading and examine how the new snow is bonding to the surface it fell on. If you observe cracking, collapsing, recent avalanches, or propagation in your stability test, look for lower angle terrain.
Primary Problem: Wind-Drifted Snow

Past 5 Days

Mon Apr 29

None
Thu May 2

None
Thu Sep 26

None
Mon Oct 21

None
Tue Oct 22

None

Avalanche Activity- Northern Gallatin

Northern Gallatin
Blackmore N Face
Incident details include images
Coordinates: 45.4446, -111.0030
Caught: 0 ; Buried: 0

Hiked and toured up to the east Blackmore basin area from the reservoir and then summited Blackmore with the intention of skiing the N face. We chose a line to the skiers right of the large cornice on the N face. A ski cut at the top of the slope produced a soft slab avalanche (R2 D2 SS). The crown was 10" deep and 60' wide. Several other skiers had skied a line to the skiers right of our route with no obvious signs of instability or avalanches. No natural avalanches were observed with the exception of some small wet point release slides on the E face of Mt Blackmore.


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Bridger Range
The Throne
Avalanches Near the Throne
Incident details include images
The Throne
SS-ASu-R2-D2-I
Elevation: 7,900
Aspect: E
Coordinates: 45.8822, -110.9520
Caught: 1 ; Buried: 0; Killed: 0

Skiers trigger multiple avalanches on the East face of the Throne and kept going back for more until someone was finally caught and carry approximately 400' vertical downslope.


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Photos- Northern Gallatin

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  • Ice climbers triggered this small, but potentially consequential avalanche on their approach to Twin Falls on Sunday. This is a good reminder that the avalanche season is here. Anyone in or below avalanche terrain is subject to this hazard. Carry avalanche rescue equipment (beacon, shovel, and probe), practice safe travel rituals, and evaluate the hazard with a quick snowpit. Photo: J. Schuler

  • These are dangerous days if you are a snowperson out recreating in the backcountry. Make sure to travel one at a time and watch out for slopes above 30 degrees. Photo: Snowy McSnowerton

  • We hiked in to put up the Flanders weather station on 9/25 and found a spotty distribution of 4-6" of snow above 8,000'. Photo: GNFAC

  • Last weekend (9/23) there was about 14 inches of snow at 9,000'. Sun and warm temperatures created wet snow avalanches on slopes that face the sun. These small slides can be hazardous if they push you into the wrong terrain. Photo: Z. Drobnik

  • Last weekend (9/23) there was about 14 inches of snow at 9,000'. Sun and warm temperatures created wet snow avalanches on slopes that face the sun. These small slides can be hazardous if they push you into the wrong terrain. Photo: Z. Drobnik

  • Last weekend (9/23) there was about 14 inches of snow at 9,000'. Sun and warm temperatures created wet snow avalanches on slopes that face the sun. These small slides can be hazardous if they push you into the wrong terrain. Photo: Z. Drobnik

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Weather Forecast Northern Gallatin

Extended Forecast for

14 Miles SE Gallatin Gateway MT

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Snow likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Windy, with a west northwest wind 39 to 44 mph decreasing to 26 to 31 mph. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Snow Likely
    and Windy

    Low: 23 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Snow likely, mainly before 5pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. Windy, with a northwest wind 21 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow Likely
    and Windy

    High: 26 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Northwest wind 9 to 16 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 16 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Southwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 32 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Southwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 25 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 42.

    Sunny

    High: 42 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight.  Mostly clear, with a low around 27. Breezy.

    Mostly Clear
    then Slight
    Chance Snow
    and Breezy

    Low: 27 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Breezy.

    Snow Likely
    and Breezy

    High: 27 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow likely, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 14 °F

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