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′     11/20 at 6:00
17 ℉
NE - 6 mph, Gusts 11
3 " New
8880′   11/20 at 6:00
20℉
18″ 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

  • Today

    Today: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 12 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -8. Blustery, with a north wind 18 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.  Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    and Blustery

    High: 16 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -11. Blustery, with a northeast wind 17 to 22 mph decreasing to 11 to 16 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    and Blustery
    then Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 7 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as -8. East northeast wind 11 to 14 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 23 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 14. South wind around 11 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 14 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 28. South wind 14 to 18 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 28 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 17.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 17 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 26.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 26 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Breezy.

    Mostly Cloudy
    and Breezy
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 19 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of snow, mainly after 11am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. Windy.

    Chance Snow
    and Windy

    High: 24 °F

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