Regional Conditions for Northern Gallatin

as of 5:00 am
Oct 215″ | 15-33 W
Oct 17 3″ | 25-45 SW
Oct 1 1″ | 5-10 SSW
9980′     11/20 at 06:00
13.3℉
NE - 1mph
Gusts 4mph
8100′   11/20 at 5:00
24℉
33″ 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 Gallatin

Northern Gallatin
Collapsing and whumphing
WL-I
Caught: 0 ; Buried: 0

this should be a trigger.


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Photos- Northern 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

  • Ice climbers triggered this small, but potentially consequential avalanche on their approach to Twin Falls on Sunday. This is a good reminder that the avalanche season is here. Anyone in or below avalanche terrain is subject to this hazard. Carry avalanche rescue equipment (beacon, shovel, and probe), practice safe travel rituals, and evaluate the hazard with a quick snowpit. Photo: J. Schuler

  • 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

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Weather Forecast Northern Gallatin

Extended Forecast for

14 Miles SE Gallatin Gateway MT

  • Today

    Today: A 50 percent chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 15 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -1. Northeast wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.  Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    High: 21 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 12. Wind chill values as low as -1. Northeast wind 7 to 14 mph becoming southeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    Low: 12 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 26. East wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 26 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 18. South wind 6 to 9 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 18 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 32. Southwest wind 10 to 13 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 32 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 20.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 20 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 30.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 30 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 24 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of snow, mainly after 11am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Breezy.

    Chance Snow
    and Breezy

    High: 29 °F

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