Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center

Issued on Thu November 23, 2017 4:11 PM    


Happy Thanksgiving. Mostly cloudy skies and no precipitation occurred today across western Wyoming. Temperatures continued to be warm with highs into the low forties at 9000 feet and into the low to mid thirties at 10000 feet. On Rendezvous mountain winds from the southwest averaged between twenty and thirty miles per hour.

The upper portion of the snowpack is moist at higher elevations(above 9000 feet). As elevation and therefore snowpack depth decreases, the entire snowpack becomes moist. Generally, the snowpack is stable although it has little strength due to the warm temperatures. Wet slides remain possible in very steep terrain.

FORECAST FOR Friday, November 24, 2017

Strong westerly flow will bring precipitation to the area tonight and Friday. Snow is expected above 8700 feet, with rain falling below that elevation. Higher mountains should see approximately 5 inches of snow although isolated areas could see significantly more.

The general avalanche hazard will be Moderate above 7500 feet where the chance continues to trigger wet loose or wet slab avalanches in very steep terrain.

TREND FOR Saturday, November 25, 2017 AND Sunday, November 26, 2017

Drier conditions are expected through the weekend with continued warm temperatures. The general avalanche hazard will not change significantly until cooler air moves in early in the week.
For further information call 307-733-2664 To report an avalanche observation call 307-739-2607
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