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′     01/18 at 13:00
7.3℉
NW - 9mph
Gusts 16mph
9100′   01/18 at 14:00
17℉
68″ 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

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. Wind chill values as low as -5. West wind 14 to 16 mph.  Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    High: 18 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 17 by 3am. Wind chill values as low as -5. West wind 9 to 14 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 11 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 26. Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 26 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -5. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 11 °F

  • M.L.King
    Day

    M.L.King Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 33 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 20 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 11am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Chance Snow

    High: 31 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 19.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 19 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 25 by noon, then falling to around 16 during the remainder of the day. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    High: 25 °F

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