CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAILS/TOGWOTEE PASS AREA FORECAST
Issued at 04/19/2019 06:30 Valid until: 04/19/2019 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||28 º F||38||West-Northwesterly||14||31|
|Location||Elevation||Snowfall/Prec.||Total Snow Depth||Total Snowfall|
|Togwotee Snotel||9,570'||0"/ 0.00||81"||327"|
|Brooks Lake Lodge||9,300'||0"/ 0.00"||64"||265"|
|Togwotee Lodge||8,300'||0"/ 0.00"||64"||253"|
Mountain Weather Forecast for Today
Expect warm temperatures and mostly sunny skies as a ridge of high pressure resides over the region.
General Avalanche AdvisoryClear skies overnight and near freezing temperatures have frozen snow surfaces, and mostly stable conditions exist in the early morning hours. Mountain temperatures are starting out around 10 degrees warmer than yesterday morning, and the general avalanche hazard will quickly rise to Considerable above 8,000 feet as crusts break down and snow surfaces become saturated. As this happens, dangerous avalanche conditions will develop, and naturally releasing wet loose slides and large to very large wet slabs will become likely. Get a very early start, be prepared for the rapid development of wet slides, and get off of and out from under avalanche prone terrain before conditions become unstable. While the snowpack below 8,000 feet has undergone numerous melt freeze cycles, wet slides may still be possible where the snowpack remains. The final morning avalanche hazard bulletin of the season will be issued on Sunday, April 21st.
Today's Avalanche Problems
DESCRIPTIONYesterday, abundant sunshine and warm temperatures resulted in significant avalanche activity in the Tetons as the April snowfall was substantially heated for the first time. Temperatures will be warmer today, and large to very large wet slab avalanches will quickly become likely above 8,000 feet. These slabs could be one to three feet deep. Smaller wet loose slides will also become likely on very steep terrain features. These wet slides could travel long distances and may gouge down to the ground in areas where the snowpack is isothermal.
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