Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAILS/TOGWOTEE PASS NOWCAST
Issued at 11/23/2014 06:57     Valid until: 11/23/2014 23:59

CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)

At 10,400' Elevation: 5 AM Temp: 10 º F Max Temp: 22 Avg Wind Direction: Westerly Avg. Wind Speed: 10 Max Wind Gust: 35
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Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,570' Elevation (Togwotee Snotel) 8"/ 0.80 23" 48"
At 9,300' Elevation (Brooks Lake Lodge) 5"/ 0.50 16" 38"
At 8,300' Elevation (Togwotee Lodge) 5"/ 0.50" 15" 35"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Expect mostly cloudy skies and periods of light, scattered snow showers.
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the mid-teens
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Westerly to northwesterly at 15 to 25 miles per hour.
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 2 to 4

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

The general avalanche hazard is MODERATE above 7,500 feet and LOW below 7,500 feet. Light to moderate snowfall combined with strong southwesterly to northwesterly ridgetop winds have created new wind slabs above 7,500. Snowfall over the past 24 hours has also added weight to existing weak layers near the base of the snowpack. Early season snowfall can easily cloud people’s judgment. Evaluate the terrain and snowpack carefully.

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

Above 7,500 feet, backcountry travelers could trigger newly developed wind slabs in steep, wind-loaded avalanche terrain. These slabs, with depths of 10 to 15 inches, formed on sun crusts and surface hoar.
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

Weak, faceted snow persists at the base of the snowpack in shaded terrain above 9,000 feet. Skiers and riders could trigger persistent slabs with depths up to two feet. These slabs could also step down from the failure of new wind slabs.
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