Regional Conditions for Cooke City Area

as of 5:00 am
Oct 212″ | 10-27 W
Oct 17 8″ | 15-20 N
Oct 1 2″ | 5-15 SE
10,000′     11/20 at 07:00
16.2℉
NW - 9mph
Gusts 15mph
9100′   11/20 at 5:00
24℉
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- Cooke City Area

Photos- Cooke City Area

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  • Snowmobilers around Cooke City observed numerous natural and human triggered avalanches in the days following a significant storm system. 24" of new snow fell over two days with strong wind from the west. With the existence of persistent weak layers, new snow, and wind we expect to see continued avalanche activity. Photo: Joe Sledneck

  • 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 Cooke City Area

Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNE Cooke City MT

  • Today

    Today: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before 5pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 23 by 9am, then falling to around 11 during the remainder of the day. Wind chill values as low as zero. North wind around 10 mph becoming east northeast in the afternoon.  Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    High: 23 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of snow before 8pm.  Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -5. East wind 6 to 9 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 7 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 30. Wind chill values as low as -5. East northeast wind 7 to 9 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 30 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a temperature rising to around 17 by 9pm. Southwest wind around 7 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 13 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 32. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 32 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 14.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 14 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 30.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 30 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 23 by 3am.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 19 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 29.

    Chance Snow

    High: 29 °F

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