Regional Conditions for Cooke City Area

as of 5:00 am
Today1" | 25-50
Nov 23 1" | 15-37 SW
Nov 22 2" | 10-20 WSW
9984′     11/24 at 09:00
W - 17mph
Gusts 37mph
9100′   11/24 at 9:00
51″ Depth
Bottom Line: Above freezing temperatures and rain on mid to low elevation slopes will create potentially unstable conditions in steep terrain.  

Past 5 Days

Fri Nov 17

Sat Nov 18

Mon Nov 20

Wed Nov 22



Photos- Cooke City Area

  • We were finding 4 feet of snow on E and S facing slopes and 6 feet on north facing. All pits showed stability and we only saw one small cornice triggered slide all day. In this pit Eric found a few ice crusts (south facing slope), but no breaks in tests. We had no other signs of instability and we skied the slope. Photo: GNFAC

  • Debris from a natural avalanche on the east side of Mt. Abundance near Cooke City. Snowmobilers nearby heard this slide, and found that it covered their tracks from earlier. A foot to two of new snow and strong wind created very unstable conditions on Friday (11/17).

  • This natural avalanche on Crown Butte happened November 8, but this photo shows that it was deep! Photo: J. Dobranyi

  • This avalanche was seen today by a skier. The vicinity of the crown is marked. Photo: B. Fredlund.

  • This natural avalanche occurred yesterday (Wed, Nov 8) on the north aspect of Crown Butte outside Cooke City. The crown of the avalanche is marked. Photo: Cooke City Motorsports

  • This slab avalanche was observed in Republic Creek on Monday, November 6. It's on a NE aspect, around 9,800' and estimated to be about 5' deep and 50' wide. Photo: B. Fredlund

  • .Photo: B. Fredlund

  • Friday, 27 October, 6:30 p.m. at the Emerson Cultural Center. Tickets and Info

    Grizzly Outfitters of Big Sky is title sponsor of this year's 19th Annual Powder Blast. Mystery Ranch, World Boards, Community Food Co-op, and Spark R&D are key sponsors along with Alpine OrthopedicsStronghold Fabrication, Highline Partners, and Marcie Hahn-Knoff Real Estate. Javaman, Edward Jones andBuck Products are other long-time PB supporters.

    Join us for the best fundraiser of the year! All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Avalanche Center which supports avalanche awareness, education and information throughout southwest Montana.

    Your $30 donation gets you an unforgettable evening at the Emerson Cultural Center.

    Beer from Katabatic Brewing Company; Wine from Montana Ale Works; Dinner by Bountiful Table; Music by DJ Missy O'Malley

    And the best silent auction of outdoor gear in the valley!

  • In the montains around Cooke City, 1-2 feet of dense snow exists above 9,000 ft. This will likley make up the foundation of the winter snowpack. Fortunately, this base layer has gained strength with recent warm weather and should be a strong foundation for future snows. Photo K. Broderick 

  • Info and schedule:

    Join the GNFAC, MSU, guest speakers, educators, and vendors for the evening.

  • This slide was triggered intentionally from safe terrain above, in the Tobacco Roots (outside our advisory area). The Bridger Range had similar snowfall, and other areas are not far behind on early season snow depth.

    Avoid drifts of snow near ridgelines and steep gullies. These wind slabs will form with more snow and wind, and can be extra harmful with the thin snow cover this time of year.

    Small slides can be harmful or deadly above terrain traps like trees, road-cuts, confined gullies, and creek beds. @splititwithyou

Weather Forecast Cooke City Area

Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNE Cooke City MT

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. West wind 7 to 16 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 34 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. West northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 20 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. West southwest wind 7 to 14 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 33 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. West southwest wind 8 to 11 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 27 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 42. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 42 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday Night: A chance of rain and snow showers, mainly after 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.


    Low: 31 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Snow showers likely.  Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 21 by 5pm. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around 4 inches.

    Snow Showers

    High: 34 °F

  • Monday

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11.

    Slight Chance
    Snow Showers
    then Partly

    Low: 11 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 27.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 27 °F

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