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′     1/25 at 2:00
20 ℉
W - 9 mph, Gusts 22
1 " New
8880′   01/25 at 2:00
25℉
43″ 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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Weather Forecast Northern Madison

Extended Forecast for

5 Miles NNW Big Sky MT

  • Overnight

    Overnight: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Southwest wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    Low: 17 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 23. Breezy, with a southwest wind 17 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds and
    Breezy

    High: 23 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Wind chill values as low as zero. South wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 16 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely, mainly after 11am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. Wind chill values as low as zero. Breezy, with a south wind 18 to 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow Likely
    and Breezy

    High: 25 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Southwest wind 14 to 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow Likely
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 17 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 30 percent chance of snow after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 23. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 22 mph.  Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Chance Snow
    and Breezy

    High: 23 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. South wind 18 to 21 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 16 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. Breezy, with a south wind 21 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

    Chance Snow
    and Breezy

    High: 23 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Breezy.

    Chance Snow
    and Breezy

    Low: 15 °F

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