Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAILS/TOGWOTEE PASS NOWCAST
Issued at 02/10/2016 06:22     Valid until: 02/10/2016 23:59

CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)

At 10,400' Elevation: 5 AM Temp: 27 º F Max Temp: 36 Avg Wind Direction: Westerly Avg. Wind Speed: 12 Max Wind Gust: 25
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Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,570' Elevation (Togwotee Snotel) 0"/ 0.00 50" 168"
At 9,300' Elevation (Brooks Lake Lodge) 0"/ 0.00 41" 124"
At 8,300' Elevation (Togwotee Lodge) 0"/ 0.00" 41" 113"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Clear skies
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the upper 30s to low 40s.
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Westerly at 15 to 20 miles per hour with higher gusts
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 0

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

Significant warming will occur again today and increase the avalanche hazard. Daytime temperatures at 10,400 feet are forecast to rise into the mid 30s to low 40s. This warming will increase the sensitivity of stiff wind slabs and deeper hard slabs to human triggers and could create wet slides. We received a report that a snowmobiler was caught and partially buried somewhere on Angle Mountain On Monday afternoon. Similar events are possible today. Cornice drops are possible during the heat of the day and could trigger slab avalanches on the slopes beneath them. Monitor conditions and get off and out from under steep terrain after snow surfaces soften.

TODAY'S AVALANCHE PROBLEMS View problem definitions

Persistent 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

Buried layers of faceted snow persist in the snowpack and could become bed surfaces for avalanche activity after snow surfaces soften. Stiff surface slabs with depths to 18 inches could be human triggered on steep slopes. Older, dense slabs up to five feet in depth could also be triggered on deeper buried layers of faceted snow.
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

Wet slides are possible today on a variety of aspects at all elevations after temperatures warm and snow surfaces soften. These slides could release naturally or be human triggered. Wet loose slides are possible on steep sunlit slopes. Dangerous, wet slabs could fail to the ground with depths to five feet at the higher elevations.
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