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′     1/18 at 14:00
19 ℉
SW - 16 mph, Gusts 28
0 " New
8880′   01/18 at 14:00
22℉
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

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Weather Forecast Northern Madison

Extended Forecast for

5 Miles NNW Big Sky MT

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 10 percent chance of snow after 5pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -2. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 16 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of snow before 8pm.  Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -7. West southwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -8. South wind 14 to 17 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 22 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -11. South wind around 14 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 6 °F

  • M.L.King
    Day

    M.L.King Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 27. South wind 14 to 20 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 27 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 17 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 26. Breezy.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Partly
    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 26 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of snow, mainly after 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 17 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 21.

    Chance Snow

    High: 21 °F

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