Regional Conditions for Southern Gallatin

as of 5:00 am
Oct 212″ |
Oct 17 6″ | 5-15 E
Oct 1 2″ | 0-5 ESE
9400′     01/18 at 13:00
8.0℉
S - 17mph
Gusts 26mph
8880′   01/18 at 13:00
15℉
54″ 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- Southern Gallatin

Photos- Southern Gallatin

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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

  • 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 Southern Gallatin

Extended Forecast for

17 Miles SE Big Sky MT

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near 23. South southwest wind around 11 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 23 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of snow before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 16. Wind chill values as low as zero. South southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 16 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. South southwest wind around 8 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 31 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. South wind around 6 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 14 °F

  • M.L.King
    Day

    M.L.King Day: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 34 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. South wind around 7 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 22 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. South wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 33 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 22 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28.

    Chance Snow

    High: 28 °F

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