CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAILS/TOGWOTEE PASS AREA FORECAST

Issued at 01/25/2020 06:33   Valid until: 01/25/2020 23:59

CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)
At 10,400' Elevation 5 AM Temp Max Temp Avg Wind Dir Avg. Wind Speed Max Wind Gust
Lava 17 º F 23 Westerly 9 22
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Location Elevation Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
Togwotee Snotel 9,570' 0"/ 0.01 56" 185"
Brooks Lake Lodge 9,300' 0"/ 0.01" 45" 158"
Togwotee Lodge 8,300' 0"/ 0.01" 49" 156"
Mountain Weather Forecast for Today
Mostly to partly cloudy skies are expected to thin throughout the day, and there will be periods of light flurries over the mountains.
Temperature forecast for 8,000 - 9,000  
Mountain temperatures will climb into the mid-twenties, and valleys will hover at or above freezing.
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´
West to southwest winds at 10 to 20 miles per hour.
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours
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General Avalanche Advisory
Above 7,500 feet, deep persistent slab avalanches remain a concern. Although these slabs are becoming increasingly more stubborn, if they are triggered the consequences will be severe. These slabs will most likely be triggered by a larger load, like a snow machine, or when a thin spot in the slab is crossed. Below 7,500 feet, above freezing temperatures have caused areas of the snowpack with faceted snow grains to become less stable, and in very steep, avalanche-prone terrain, isolated slabs up to a foot in depth may be human triggered. Backcountry travelers also may be able to trigger an isolated pocket of wind slab on leeward slopes above 9,000 feet.

Today's Avalanche Problems

Persistent Deep Slab

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

DESCRIPTION

Persistent weak layers of faceted snow that formed during extended dry periods in November and December continue to be a significant threat to backcountry travelers. Above 7,500 feet, these slabs could be triggered with depths ranging from two to four feet.
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