CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAILS/TOGWOTEE PASS NOWCAST
Issued at 02/10/2016 06:22 Valid until: 02/10/2016 23:59
CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)
|At 10,400' Elevation:
||5 AM Temp: 27 º F
||Max Temp: 36
||Avg Wind Direction: Westerly
||Avg. Wind Speed: 12
||Max Wind Gust: 25
||Total Snow Depth
|At 9,570' Elevation (Togwotee Snotel)
|At 9,300' Elevation (Brooks Lake Lodge)
|At 8,300' Elevation (Togwotee Lodge)
Mountain Weather Forecast for Today
|Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´:
||Rising into the upper 30s to low 40s.
|Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´:
||Westerly at 15 to 20 miles per hour with higher gusts
|Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours:
GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY
Significant warming will occur again today and increase the avalanche hazard. Daytime temperatures at 10,400 feet are forecast to rise into the mid 30s to low 40s. This warming will increase the sensitivity of stiff wind slabs and deeper hard slabs to human triggers and could create wet slides. We received a report that a snowmobiler was caught and partially buried somewhere on Angle Mountain On Monday afternoon. Similar events are possible today. Cornice drops are possible during the heat of the day and could trigger slab avalanches on the slopes beneath them. Monitor conditions and get off and out from under steep terrain after snow surfaces soften.
Buried layers of faceted snow persist in the snowpack and could become bed surfaces for avalanche activity after snow surfaces soften. Stiff surface slabs with depths to 18 inches could be human triggered on steep slopes. Older, dense slabs up to five feet in depth could also be triggered on deeper buried layers of faceted snow.
Wet slides are possible today on a variety of aspects at all elevations after temperatures warm and snow surfaces soften. These slides could release naturally or be human triggered. Wet loose slides are possible on steep sunlit slopes. Dangerous, wet slabs could fail to the ground with depths to five feet at the higher elevations.
For further information call 307-733-2664
To report an avalanche observation call 307-739-2607
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