Regional Conditions for Southern Gallatin

as of 5:00 am
Today2″ | NA
Nov 30 0″ | NA
Nov 29 0″ | NA
9460′     03/27 at 14:00
60.0℉
NW - 0mph
Gusts 1mph
9000′   12/01 at 19:00
16℉
Depth
Bottom Line: The main avalanche concern is fresh drifts of snow. Be cautious of slopes where yesterday’s snow was drifted into thick, dense slabs. The best strategy is to avoid steep wind loaded slopes for a day or two, and then carefully assess them after that. Keep in mind, the most dangerous slopes are where these slabs formed over weak, sugary snow. These slabs on top of sugar will be unstable for longer and can be less predictable, large and very dangerous. Avoid steep slopes where you find soft, sugary snow under a cohesive, supportable slab.

The Daily Avalanche Conversation Video

Primary Problem: Wind-Drifted Snow

Past 5 Days

Fri Nov 13

None
Sat Nov 14

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Thu Nov 19

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Thu Nov 26

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Fri Nov 27

None

Avalanche Activity- Southern Gallatin

Photos- Southern Gallatin

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  • Watch the video HERE!

  • The BBWC (Bridger Bowl Wind Cloud) on Tuesday 10/27 accompanied 50-60 mph gusts. This strong wind drifted recent snow into slabs that could avalanche on steep slopes. Early season snow means we need to be thinking about and managing avalanche hazard when we travel in the mountains. Photo: GNFAC

  • Backcountry.com did a social media survey and found that many of us could use an avalanche class. Don't hesitate to sign up for one. Even a one-hour avalanche awareness class is a great place to start. Check out our Education Calendar for an expanding list of classes being offered in southwest Montana. Many are free.

  • 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 Southern Gallatin

Extended Forecast for

17 Miles SE Big Sky MT

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -5. North northeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming northwest in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 5 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 29. Wind chill values as low as -5. North northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable  in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 29 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as zero. Southwest wind around 7 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 9 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 34. Wind chill values as low as zero. South southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 34 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 13. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 13 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 39. Southwest wind around 7 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 39 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 16. West southwest wind around 7 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 16 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 40.

    Sunny

    High: 40 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 16.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 16 °F

The Last Word

The Friends of the Avalanche Center are encouraging everyone to take an avalanche class. Look at our Education Page for all the classes being offered in sw Montana. They are working hard to break down Backcountry Barriers and made this awesome 6 min video about it.


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