Regional Conditions for Cooke City Area

as of 5:00 am
Apr 270″ | 15-30 WSW
Apr 26 0″ | 15-30 SW
Apr 25 0″ | 5-20 WNW
10,000′     04/29 at 16:00
N - 111mph
Gusts 111mph
9100′   09/24 at 3:00
0″ Depth
Bottom Line: Spring weather can be highly variable and create a mix of avalanche problems to watch out for. Snow conditions and snow stability can change drastically from day to day or hour to hour. Anticipate rapid change and plan accordingly. Abundant snowfall over the winter with more spring snow to come makes avalanches possible into summer.

Past 5 Days

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Mon Apr 27

Sat May 2


Avalanche Activity- Cooke City Area

Cooke City
GNFAC Office
an Observation from Jim
GNFAC Office
Elevation: 10,000
Aspect: SE
Coordinates: 45.3945, -110.9650
Caught: 1 ; Buried: 0; Killed: 0
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Weather Forecast Cooke City Area

Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNE Cooke City MT

Red Flag Warning September 24, 09:00am until September 24, 09:00pm
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Red Flag Warning
  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 61. West southwest wind 13 to 18 mph increasing to 23 to 28 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 43 mph.


    High: 61 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. West southwest wind 16 to 21 mph decreasing to 6 to 11 mph after midnight.


    Low: 38 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon.


    High: 51 °F

  • Friday

    Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. West southwest wind 15 to 20 mph.


    Low: 37 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. West wind 15 to 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.


    High: 47 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday Night: Scattered rain and snow showers before midnight, then a slight chance of snow showers.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    then Isolated
    Snow Showers

    Low: 30 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 52 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 35 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 58.


    High: 58 °F

The Last Word

Thank you to everyone that sent in observations, read the advisories, took an avalanche class or donated money, time or gear. Our success is directly related to community support and the Forest Service. Have a safe and enjoyable spring and summer. See you next Fall!

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