Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center
SOUTHWEST TRAILS/GREY'S RIVER AREA NOWCAST
Issued at 03/31/2015 06:22     Valid until: 03/31/2015 23:59

CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)

At 10,400' Elevation: 5 AM Temp: 33 º F Max Temp: 39 Avg Wind Direction: Southwest Avg. Wind Speed: 13 Max Wind Gust: 27
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Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,330' Elevation (Commissary Ridge Plot) 0"/ 0.00 72" 275"
At 9,000' Elevation (Blind Bull Meadow Plot) 0"/ 0.00" 64" 219"
At 6,300' Elevation (Box Y Ranch Plot) 0"/ 0.00" 33" 139"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Clear skies in the morning will give way to increasing clouds as a cold front approaches the region
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the 50s
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Southwest at 15 strengthening to 25 with gusts to 35 miles per hour
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: Trace to 1

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

Clear skies overnight have allowed snow surfaces to briefly freeze, however temperatures at 5 AM are generally in the low to mid 30s and therefor those snow surfaces are expected to quickly soften. The wet snow avalanche hazard will be LOW in the early morning hours and increase to MODERATE. Human triggered wet slides are possible on steep slopes during the warmer portion of the day. Backcountry travelers are advised to recreate early and be out of avalanche terrain before snow surfaces become soft and unstable.

TODAY'S AVALANCHE PROBLEMS View problem definitions

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

DESCRIPTION

Increasing temperatures and sunshine will create the potential for skiers and snowmobilers to trigger dangerous wet slab avalanches and wet loose slides on very steep slopes after snow surfaces soften.
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