CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAILS/TOGWOTEE PASS NOWCAST
Issued at 02/19/2018 06:58 Valid until: 02/19/2018 23:59
CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)
|At 10,400' Elevation:
||5 AM Temp: -9 º F
||Max Temp: 19
||Avg Wind Direction: Southwesterly
||Avg. Wind Speed: 12
||Max Wind Gust: 47
||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
Skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance for some light snowfall over the mountains|
|Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´:
||Remaining in the single digits above an below zero.
|Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´:
||East to southeast at 5 to 10 miles per hour
|Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours:
||Trace to 1
GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY
Up to two feet of snow with two inches of moisture fell between Wednesday night and Sunday morning. Strong southwest winds accompanied that snowfall. At the mid and upper elevations this precipitation has increased the potential for skiers and riders to trigger large destructive deep slab avalanches and recently formed wind slab avalanches. Avalanches are unlikely below an elevation of 8,000 feet except on isolated terrain features.
Recent new snow has increased the load on deeply buried persistent weak layers of faceted snow. Large to very large deep slab avalanches could be triggered by skier and riders with depths to five feet. The consequences of triggering one of these slabs are likely to be severe.
Soft slab avalanches formed by southwest winds could be triggered by skiers and riders who venture into steep avalanche starting zones and cliff areas. These slabs could be up to two feet in depth.
For further information call 307-733-2664
To report an avalanche observation call 307-739-2607
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