Regional Conditions for Northern Madison

as of 5:00 am
Today3″ | 20-50 W
Oct 18 1″ | 25-58 W
Oct 17 0″ | 25-50 W
9400′     10/19 at 22:00
35 ℉
W - 29 mph, Gusts 47
0 " New
8880′   10/19 at 22:00
40℉
2″ 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

None
Mon Apr 27

None
Sat May 2

None
Wed Oct 14

None
Today

None

Avalanche Activity- Northern Madison

Photos- Northern Madison

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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- Northern Madison

WebCams


8800 Camera, Lone Peak view

Golf Course

Yellowstone Club, Timberline Chair

Weather Forecast Northern Madison

Extended Forecast for

5 Miles NNW Big Sky MT

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow likely, mainly before 4am.  Cloudy, with a low around 25. West wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 25 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of snow before 9am, then a slight chance of snow after 5pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 30. West wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    High: 30 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. West southwest wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.  New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 26 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Snow likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain, becoming all snow after 3pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Southwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Wintry Mix
    Likely

    High: 31 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times.  Low around 7. Northwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

    Heavy Snow

    Low: 7 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 9. North wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    High: 9 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2. North wind 7 to 10 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 2 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A chance of snow, mainly after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 15. South southeast wind 7 to 13 mph.

    Chance Snow

    High: 15 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 7.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 7 °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.