CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAILS/TOGWOTEE PASS NOWCAST
Issued at 12/08/2016 06:30 Valid until: 12/08/2016 23:59
CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)
|At 10,400' Elevation:
||5 AM Temp: -11 º F
||Max Temp: 1
||Avg Wind Direction: West-Northwesterly
||Avg. Wind Speed: 6
||Max Wind Gust: 16
||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
The morning will be cold with mid mountain inversions. Clouds will increase this afternoon with snow developing by this evening.|
|Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´:
||Rising into the teens.
|Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´:
||Southwesterly at 10-15 mph
|Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours:
GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY
Dangerous conditions exist above 9000 feet where the chance continues for persistent slab avalanches to be triggered by a single rider or skier. Wind slab avalanches could be also human triggered above 7500 feet. Avalanches are unlikely below an elevation of 7,500 feet. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route finding and conservative decisions are essential for safe travel in avalanche terrain.
At the upper elevations large slab avalanches with depths to three feet could be human triggered on northerly aspects. These large slabs will likely be hard, with crowns that break high up in the slide path although initiation may occur lower on the slope. Beware that a few tracks are not an indication of stability for this type of hazard.
Wind slabs formed by west-southwest to west-northwest winds could be human triggered at the mid and upper elevations with depths to two feet. These slabs could fail on density differences, sun crusts, or faceted snow.
For further information call 307-733-2664
To report an avalanche observation call 307-739-2607
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