Regional Conditions for Southern Gallatin

as of 5:00 am
Oct 212″ |
Oct 17 6″ | 5-15 E
Oct 1 2″ | 0-5 ESE
9400′     04/02 at 13:00
40.6℉
E - 2mph
Gusts 14mph
8880′   11/20 at 5:00
22℉
19″ 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- Southern Gallatin

Photos- Southern 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

  • 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 Southern Gallatin

Extended Forecast for

17 Miles SE Big Sky MT

  • Today

    Today: A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly before 5pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 18 by 5pm. North northeast wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    High: 22 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 10 percent chance of snow before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. North northeast wind 6 to 11 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 11 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. East northeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 31 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 12. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 12 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 35. South southwest wind around 7 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 35 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 17. South southwest wind around 6 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 17 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33. South southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 33 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 22 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 11am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.

    Chance Snow

    High: 31 °F

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