CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAILS/TOGWOTEE PASS NOWCAST
Issued at 12/06/2013 06:13 Valid until: 12/06/2013 23:59
CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)
|At 10,400' Elevation:
||5 AM Temp: -18 º F
||Max Temp: -4
||Avg Wind Direction: Westerly
||Avg. Wind Speed: 3
||Max Wind Gust: 11
||Total Snow Depth
|At 9,570' Elevation (Togwotee Snotel)
|At 9,300' Elevation (Brooks Lake Lodge)
|At 8,300' Elevation (Togwotee Lodge)
Mountain Weather Forecast for Today
Partly to mostly sunny skies with periods of light snow.|
|Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´:
||Rising to near zero degrees.
|Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´:
||Southwesterly at 5-15 mph.
|Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours:
GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY
The general avalanche hazard is CONSIDERABLE above an elevation of 7,000 feet and LOW below that elevation. Surface slabs formed by recent west winds could be triggered by backcountry travelers and could step to include older weakness near the base of the snowpack to total depths of five feet. These slabs will be most sensitive to larger loads such as snow machines yet could be triggered by weight of a single skier or rider when a thin, weak spot of the snowpack is hit. Involvement in such a large slide is likely to result in injury or death.
Dense to hard surface slabs up to four feet in depth lie upon slick old snow surfaces and faceted snow. These dangerous slabs could be triggered snowmobiles or by individual skiers or riders.
Above 9000 feet in steep northerly aspects, weak snow persists at the base of the snowpack. In this terrain very dangerous hard slabs could be triggered by the weight of a single person, a snowmobile or by the release of a wind slab avalanche. These dangerous slabs will step down to the ground and could have total crown depths to five feet.
For further information call 307-733-2664
To report an avalanche observation call 307-739-2607
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