Trip Planning for Northern Madison

as of 5:00 am
Apr 300″ | 5-26 NW
Apr 29 0″ | 10-18 W
Apr 28 1″ | 15-50 NW
9400′     10/04 at 1:00
31 ℉
W - 9 mph, Gusts 21
-6999 " New
8880′     10/03 at 23:00
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. Plenty of snowfall over the winter with more spring snow to come makes avalanches possible into summer.

Past 5 Days

Mon Apr 17

Thu Apr 20

Mon Apr 24

Fri Apr 28

Tue May 2


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Weather Forecast Northern Madison

Extended Forecast for

5 Miles NNW Big Sky MT

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind 9 to 11 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 28 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 40. West wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 40 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday Night: A slight chance of rain and snow before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. West northwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    then Mostly

    Low: 29 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. West northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 40 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday Night: Widespread frost after 2am.  Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 26. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

    Mostly Clear
    then Frost

    Low: 26 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Widespread frost before 10am.  Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 46. South southeast wind around 7 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

    Frost then

    High: 46 °F

  • Friday

    Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 32. West northwest wind 6 to 8 mph becoming south in the evening.


    Low: 32 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 53. South wind 7 to 11 mph.


    High: 53 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 34.


    Low: 34 °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 spring and summer!


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