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′     01/20 at 22:00
W - 5mph
Gusts 9mph
9100′   01/20 at 22:00
64″ Depth
Bottom Line: Cooke City has received 15” of snow since Saturday with strong winds stripping some slopes and loading others. Avoid wind-loaded slopes where human-triggered avalanches are possible and dig down to assess whether deeper weak layers are nearing their breaking point as continued snowfall adds weight and stress to the snowpack.
Primary Problem: Wind-Drifted Snow

Past 5 Days

Mon Apr 20

Fri Apr 24

Mon Apr 27

Sat May 2

Fri Nov 19


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Weather Forecast Cooke City Area

Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNE Cooke City MT

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Snow.  Temperature rising to around 19 by 1am. Wind chill values as low as zero. West northwest wind 11 to 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of around 2 inches.


    Low: 15 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 50 percent chance of snow showers before 11am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 25. Northwest wind 8 to 14 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 25 °F

  • Friday

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -5. West wind around 9 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 10 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 27. Wind chill values as low as zero. West wind 9 to 13 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 27 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 15. West wind 8 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 15 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. West southwest wind 7 to 14 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 30 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. West wind 11 to 13 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 13 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 40 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. West northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

    Chance Snow

    High: 23 °F

  • Monday

    Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. West wind around 9 mph.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 9 °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!

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