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
-138.6℉
N - 111mph
Gusts 111mph
9100′   09/18 at 11:00
64℉
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

Fri Apr 17

None
Mon Apr 20

None
Fri Apr 24

None
Mon Apr 27

None
Sat May 2

None

Avalanche Activity- Cooke City Area

Cooke City
GNFAC Office
an Observation from Jim
GNFAC Office
WL-N-R2-D2-G
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

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Areas of smoke. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph.

    Areas Smoke

    High: 73 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Areas of smoke. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. West northwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming east after midnight.

    Areas Smoke

    Low: 45 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon.  High near 54. Southwest wind 6 to 14 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Showers

    High: 54 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. West southwest wind 6 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 36 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of rain and snow showers before noon, then a chance of rain showers.  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 53. West southwest wind 9 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 53 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 34.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 34 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 61.

    Sunny

    High: 61 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 39.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 39 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

    Sunny then
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 62 °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!