Regional Conditions for Lionhead Range

as of 5:00 am
Oct 210″ | NA
Oct 20 0″ | NA
Oct 19 1″ | NA
8775′     3/27 at 10:00
17 ℉
SE - 4 mph
Gusts 7 mph
7750′   10/21 at 23:00
27℉
2″ Depth
Bottom Line: Avalanche season is here. If you’re travelling on steep, snow covered slopes, you need to prepare for avalanches like you would in the middle of winter. Bring a partner, carry rescue gear (beacon, shovel and probe) and travel one at a time in avalanche terrain.
Primary Problem: Wind-Drifted Snow

Past 5 Days

Fri Apr 24

None
Mon Apr 27

None
Sat May 2

None
Wed Oct 14

None
Mon Oct 19

None

Avalanche Activity- Lionhead Range

Photos- Lionhead Range

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  • Wind was blowing and drifting recent snow in the Bridger Range the morning of October 15th. Photo: B. VandenBos

  • Snow on Lone Mtn. on the morning of October 14th. Photo: B. VandenBos

  • By morning of October 11 most mountain ranges were white at the higher elevations. This picture of Saddle Peak was taken from Stone Creek up Bridger Canyon. About .6-.8" of precipitation fell throughout southwest Montana. The Fisher Creek Snotel outside of Cooke City shows 6" of snow fell at 9,100 feet. Only time will tell what melts and what sticks around, but it sure is a good sign! Photo: GNFAC

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Weather Forecast Lionhead Range

Extended Forecast for

10 Miles WNW West Yellowstone MT

Winter Storm Watch October 23, 06:00pm until October 24, 06:00pm
Winter Weather Advisory until October 22, 10:00am
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Winter Storm Watch
Winter Weather Advisory
  •  
    Winter Weather Advisory until October 22, 10:00am

    NOW until
    10:00am Thu

    Winter Weather Advisory

  • Overnight

    Overnight: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. North northwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 14 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 17. Wind chill values as low as zero. North wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 17 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -5. Northeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 6 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of snow after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 25. Wind chill values as low as -5. South southwest wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

    Partly Sunny
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    High: 25 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow.  Patchy blowing snow. Low around 14. South southwest wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    Low: 14 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow.  Patchy blowing snow. High near 17. Southwest wind 16 to 18 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    High: 17 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -7. North wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    Low: -7 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A slight chance of snow before noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 7. North northeast wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 7 °F

The Last Word

Read accident reports from previous early season accidents before you venture to the snowy hills. This accident report from October 2012 in the northern Bridger Range, and this report from the tragic fatality three years ago in early October are reminders of the potential consequences of even a small avalanche.


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