Regional Conditions for Southern Gallatin

as of 5:00 am
Today4″ | NA
Nov 25 1″ | NA
Nov 24 0″ | NA
9460′     03/27 at 14:00
60.0℉
NW - 0mph
Gusts 1mph
9000′   11/26 at 18:00
13℉
Depth
Bottom Line: New snow and wind are the primary avalanche concerns today. Moderate to strong west winds have blown yesterday’s new snow into thicker drifts that you can trigger today. The safest solution is to simply identify and avoid steep wind drifted slopes until the new drifts have a couple days to bond.

The Daily Avalanche Conversation Video

Primary Problem: Wind-Drifted Snow

Past 5 Days

Mon Nov 9

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Fri Nov 13

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Sat Nov 14

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Thu Nov 19

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Today

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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: Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -5. South wind around 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 7 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 30. Wind chill values as low as -5. South wind 7 to 9 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 30 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as zero. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 10 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. Wind chill values as low as -5. South wind 8 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 28 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 10. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 10 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 32. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 32 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 13. South wind around 8 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 13 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 31 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 12 °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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