Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center

Issued on Sat October 22, 2016 6:39 PM    


Skies were mostly sunny today. A weak cold front with little cool air moved over the region. Temperatures at 10,500 feet were in the mid-30s to 40s and have been above freezing since yesterday morning. Winds were southwest at 10 to 15 miles per hour with higher gusts.

Our snowpack at the upper elevations has settled four to six inches since the end of the most recent storm cycle on Wednesday morning. Settled snow depths are generally one to two feet at the upper elevations, six inches to a foot at the mid elevations and less than six inches or bare ground at the lower elevations. Crusts have formed on sunlit aspects. Surface hoar and dry snow surfaces can be found on shaded aspects.

FORECAST FOR Sunday, October 23, 2016

Skies will be mostly cloudy overnight and mostly sunny during the day. Temperatures will be in the 30s and 40s in the mountains and 30 to 50s in the valleys. Winds will be south-southwest at 5 to 15 miles per hour.

Sunshine and warm temperatures have enabled the snowpack to settle and consolidate. Avalanches are unlikely except in isolated pockets at the highest elevations. Normal caution is advised.

TREND FOR Monday, October 24, 2016 AND Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Conditions are not expected to significantly change during the next several days. The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center will be discontinuing our daily evening forecast and morning nowcast bulletins. We will continue to post our 24 hour summary of data from our weather stations on a daily basis and weekly snowpack summaries. Morning and evening avalanche hazard bulletins will begin again ahead of the next significant storm system.
For further information call 307-733-2664 To report an avalanche observation call 307-739-2607
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