Regional Conditions for Southern Madison

as of 5:00 am
Oct 212″ |
Oct 17 6″ | 5-15 E
Oct 1 2″ | 0-5 ESE
9460′     01/18 at 13:00
8.0℉
S - 17mph
Gusts 26mph
9000′   01/18 at 13:00
15℉
54″ 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 Madison

Photos- Southern 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

  • 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 Madison

Extended Forecast for

20 Miles S Big Sky MT

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 13. Wind chill values as low as -7. South southwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    High: 13 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 11pm.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -8. Southwest wind 9 to 13 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 8 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -5. South wind 8 to 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 20 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -12. South wind 9 to 11 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 4 °F

  • M.L.King
    Day

    M.L.King Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 29. South wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 29 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 19 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of snow after 11am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28.

    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 28 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 18.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 18 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24.

    Chance Snow

    High: 24 °F

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