Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAILS/TOGWOTEE PASS NOWCAST
Issued at 12/08/2016 06:30     Valid until: 12/08/2016 23:59

CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)

At 10,400' Elevation: 5 AM Temp: -11 º F Max Temp: 1 Avg Wind Direction: West-Northwesterly Avg. Wind Speed: 6 Max Wind Gust: 16
View Temperature and Wind Graphs View Lava 48 Hr Wind Graph
 
Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,570' Elevation (Togwotee Snotel) 0"/ 0.00 26" 73"
At 9,300' Elevation (Brooks Lake Lodge) 0"/ 0.00 17" 46"
At 8,300' Elevation (Togwotee Lodge) 0"/ 0.00" 20" 72"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

The morning will be cold with mid mountain inversions. Clouds will increase this afternoon with snow developing by this evening.
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the teens.
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Southwesterly at 10-15 mph
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 2-7

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

Dangerous conditions exist above 9000 feet where the chance continues for persistent slab avalanches to be triggered by a single rider or skier. Wind slab avalanches could be also human triggered above 7500 feet. Avalanches are unlikely below an elevation of 7,500 feet. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route finding and conservative decisions are essential for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

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
Steady trend

DESCRIPTION

At the upper elevations large slab avalanches with depths to three feet could be human triggered on northerly aspects. These large slabs will likely be hard, with crowns that break high up in the slide path although initiation may occur lower on the slope. Beware that a few tracks are not an indication of stability for this type of hazard.
Wind Slab  
TYPE
ASPECT/ELEVATION
CHARACTERISTICS
Avalanche problem rose
LIKELIHOOD
Certain
Very Likely
Likely
Possible
Unlikely
SIZE
Historic
Very Large
Large
Small
TREND
Steady trend

DESCRIPTION

Wind slabs formed by west-southwest to west-northwest winds could be human triggered at the mid and upper elevations with depths to two feet. These slabs could fail on density differences, sun crusts, or faceted snow.
To subscribe to email forecasts, go to: Subscribe to forecast emails.
For further information call 307-733-2664 To report an avalanche observation call 307-739-2607
SPONSORS: Togwotee Mountain Lodge, Brooks Lake Lodge, Wyoming State Trails Program, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, DeFazio Law, Twenty Two Designs, Stewart Johnson, CPA, Exum Mountain Guides, Backcountry Access, Stio, Jackson Hole Backcountry Skiers Guide, Exploradus, Headwall Sports, Ortovox, Brain Farm, RPK3 Law, Pearl Street Bagels and Snake River Brewing
 
<<    >>
Avalanche Event Observation
Weather/Snow Observation
Snowpit Profile