Regional Conditions for Northern Gallatin

as of 5:00 am
Today5″ | 20-45 W
Oct 18 3″ | 25-50 W
Oct 17 0″ | 30-50 W
9980′     10/19 at 22:00
30.5℉
SW - 16mph
Gusts 28mph
8100′   10/19 at 21:00
35℉
9″ 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

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Mon Apr 27

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Sat May 2

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Wed Oct 14

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Today

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Avalanche Activity- Northern Gallatin

Photos- Northern Gallatin

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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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Bozeman Pass, Looking SE

Weather Forecast Northern Gallatin

Extended Forecast for

14 Miles SE Gallatin Gateway MT

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 2am.  Low around 28. West wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Rain/Snow

    Low: 28 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Snow before 10am, then a slight chance of snow after 4pm.  High near 33. West wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Snow then
    Slight Chance
    Snow

    High: 33 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. West southwest wind around 9 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 29 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Snow likely, possibly mixed with rain, becoming all snow after 3pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Southwest wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    High: 34 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times.  Low around 11. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

    Heavy Snow

    Low: 11 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 12. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.  New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    High: 12 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 5 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of snow, mainly after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. South wind 7 to 9 mph.

    Chance Snow

    High: 18 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow.  Cloudy, with a low around 8.

    Snow

    Low: 8 °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.