Regional Conditions for Northern Madison

as of 5:00 am
Oct 213″ | 15-32 W
Oct 17 4″ | 15-30 SW
Oct 1 2″ | 5-10 ESE
9400′     12/14 at 8:00
5 ℉
W - 5 mph, Gusts 9
1 " New
8880′   12/14 at 12:00
18℉
27″ 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 Madison

Photos- Northern Madison

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  • The snow still available for transport is isolated to upper elevations, as mid/lower the snowpack was wet and warm. Skiers noted recent activity on Saddle isolated to fresh cornice fall and loose snow sluffing. Photo: G. Antonioli

  • The snow still available for transport is isolated to upper elevations, as mid/lower the snowpack was wet and warm. Skiers noted recent activity on Saddle isolated to fresh cornice fall and loose snow sluffing. Photo: G. Antonioli

  • Snow available for transport in the Bridgers is isolated to upper elevations, as mid/lower the snowpack was wet and warm. Skiers recent activity on Saddle isolated to fresh cornice fall and loose snow sluffing. Photo: G. Antonioli

  • 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

Videos- Northern Madison

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Golf Course

Yellowstone Club, Timberline Chair

Weather Forecast Northern Madison

Extended Forecast for

5 Miles NNW Big Sky MT

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Snow.  Patchy blowing snow. Temperature falling to around 8 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -9. West northwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    High: 13 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow likely, mainly before 11pm.  Patchy blowing snow before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -14. West wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Snow Likely
    and Patchy
    Blowing Snow
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 4 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as -14. Southwest wind 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    High: 11 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -19. Southwest wind 17 to 20 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 1 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 9. Breezy, with a southwest wind 18 to 22 mph.

    Cold and
    Breezy

    High: 9 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 0.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 0 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 13. Breezy.

    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 13 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. Breezy.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Breezy

    Low: 6 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 18. Breezy.

    Partly Sunny
    and Breezy

    High: 18 °F

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