Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAILS/TOGWOTEE PASS NOWCAST
Issued at 02/22/2017 06:00     Valid until: 02/22/2017 23:59

CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)

At 10,400' Elevation: 5 AM Temp: 12 º F Max Temp: 25 Avg Wind Direction: Westerly Avg. Wind Speed: 20 Max Wind Gust: 54
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Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,570' Elevation (Togwotee Snotel) 6"/ 0.70 92" 283"
At 9,300' Elevation (Brooks Lake Lodge) 4"/ 0.50 81" 215"
At 8,300' Elevation (Togwotee Lodge) 8"/ 0.90" 80" 251"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Mostly cloudy skies with periods of light snowfall in the mountains
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the teens and 20s
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Westerly at 15 to 20 with gusts to 30 miles per hour
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: Trace to 2

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

Human triggered slab avalanches are possible on a variety of aspects at all elevations. Deep hard slab avalanches continue to be a potential hazard in isoalted areas at the upper elevations. Cooler temperatures have decreased the potential but not fully eliminated the wet slide hazard. At the lower elevations thin crusts have formed upon wet snow and some instability may persist in isolated areas in very steep terrain. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully and identify areas of concern.

TODAY'S AVALANCHE PROBLEMS View problem definitions

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

New soft slabs formed by last nights westerly winds and denser hard slabs formed by yesterdays very strong southwest winds could be human triggered today in steep avalanche starting zones, couloirs and cliff areas. These slabs are generally expected to be one to two feet deep but could be up to three feet deep in some areas.
Persistent Deep 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

The chance remains for backcountry travelers to trigger very large deep slab avalanches on northerly aspects above 9,000 feet. If triggered, these dangerous hard slabs could involve the full depth of the snowpack. It may require larger triggers such as snow machines or groups of people to cause this failure.
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