Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center
SOUTHWEST TRAILS/GREY'S RIVER AREA NOWCAST
Issued at 02/22/2017 06:06     Valid until: 02/22/2017 23:59

CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)

At 10,400' Elevation: 5 AM Temp: 9 º F Max Temp: 24 Avg Wind Direction: Westerly Avg. Wind Speed: 49 Max Wind Gust: 100
View Temperature and Wind Graphs View Mt Coffin 48 Hr Wind Graph
 
Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,330' Elevation (Commissary Ridge Plot) 8"/ 0.90 115" 355"
At 9,000' Elevation (Blind Bull Meadow Plot) 4"/ 0.50" 117" 307"
At 6,300' Elevation (Box Y Ranch Plot) 7"/ 0.80" 64" 192"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Mostly cloudy skies with a chance of of light snowfall in the mountains.
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the teens and 20s
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Westerly at 20 to 30 with gusts to 45 miles per hour
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 1 to 3

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

Human triggered slab avalanches are possible on a variety of aspects at all elevations. Cooler temperatures have decreased the potential but not fully eliminated the wet slide hazard. At the lower elevations thin crusts have formed upon wet snow and some instability may persist in isolated areas in very steep terrain. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully and identify areas of concern.

TODAY'S AVALANCHE PROBLEMS View problem definitions

Wind Slab  
TYPE
ASPECT/ELEVATION
CHARACTERISTICS
Avalanche problem rose
LIKELIHOOD
Certain
Very Likely
Likely
Possible
Unlikely
SIZE
Historic
Very Large
Large
Small
TREND
Steady trend

DESCRIPTION

New soft slabs formed by last nights westerly winds and denser hard slabs formed by yesterdays very strong southwest winds could be human triggered today in steep avalanche starting zones and cliff areas. These slabs are generally expected to be one to two feet deep but could be up to three feet deep in some areas.
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