Regional Conditions for Centennial Range

as of 5:00 am
Today0″ | NA
Oct 18 0″ | NA
Oct 17 0″ | NA
8775′     /00 at :
- mph
Gusts mph
7750′   10/19 at 22:00
39℉
0″ 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

Snow Observations- Centennial Range & Lionhead

Avalanche Activity- Centennial Range & Lionhead

Photos- Centennial Range & Lionhead

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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

Videos- Centennial Range & Lionhead

Weather Forecast- Centennial Range

Extended Forecast for

10 Miles ESE Lakeview MT

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of rain between 4am and 5am.  Cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind 10 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain

    Low: 33 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly between 3pm and 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. West northwest wind 10 to 14 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Rain

    High: 42 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A slight chance of rain before 9pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow between 9pm and 1am, then a slight chance of snow after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. South southwest wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow

    Low: 30 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A chance of snow before 9am, then a chance of rain and snow.  Partly sunny, with a high near 42. South wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 42 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Snow likely, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. West southwest wind 14 to 17 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 17 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. North wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.  Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Chance Snow

    High: 24 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 16. North wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    Low: 16 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of snow, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 27. East northeast wind 9 to 14 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

    Chance Snow

    High: 27 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow likely, mainly after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 18 °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.