Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAILS/TOGWOTEE PASS NOWCAST
Issued at 12/20/2014 06:11     Valid until: 12/20/2014 23:59

CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)

At 10,400' Elevation: 5 AM Temp: 16 º F Max Temp: 20 Avg Wind Direction: Westerly Avg. Wind Speed: 11 Max Wind Gust: 29
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Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,570' Elevation (Togwotee Snotel) 2"/ .15 42" 113"
At 9,300' Elevation (Brooks Lake Lodge) 1"/ 0.07 30" 95"
At 8,300' Elevation (Togwotee Lodge) 2"/ 0.15" 33" 84"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Periods of light snow.
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the upper teens to low twenties.
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Southwesterly at 10-20 mph.
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 2-4

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

Light snow that has been slowly accumulating since Saturday lies upon firm old snow surfaces and surface hoar. This recently fallen snow could be triggered by skiers or riders in very steep terrain as loose snow sluffs or as pockets of soft slab to a foot in depth. At higher elevations on northerly aspects, hard slab avalanches could be triggered by the weight of a single person.

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

In steep north facing terrain above 9,000 feet, the chance continues to trigger hard slab avalanches with depths up to three feet deep in areas underlain by weak faceted snow.
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