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TETON AREA NOWCAST
Issued at 12/08/2016 05:59     Valid until: 12/08/2016 23:59
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CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)

At 10,400' Elevation: 5 AM Temp Max Temp Avg Wind Direction Avg. Wind Speed Max Wind Gust
Rendezvous Summit -12 º F -5 West-Southwesterly 11 21
View Temperature and Wind Graphs View Summit 48 Hr Wind Graph
 
Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,300' Elevation (Raymer Plot) 0"/ 0.00 33" 115"
At 9,580' Elevation (Rendezvous Bowl Plot) 0"/ 0.00" 47" 138"
At 8,800' Elevation (Chief Joseph Plot) 0"/ 0.00" 47" 113"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Cold temperatures this am with mid mountain inversion. Increasing clouds with snowfall developing late afternoon to early evening.
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the low teens.
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Southwesterly at 10-15 mph.
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 5-8

AVALANCHE DANGER MORNING AFTERNOON

Teton Area avalanche hazard rating for 12/08/2016
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Avalanche danger scale ratings

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

The chance continues for a single backcountry rider or skier to trigger large deep persistent slab avalanches at the upper elevations. Wind slab avalanches could also be triggered at the upper elevations as well as the mid elevations. Avalanches are unlikely at the lower elevations. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route finding and conservative decisions are essential for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

TODAY'S AVALANCHE PROBLEMS View problem definitions

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

Large destructive slab avalanches with depths to five feet could be triggered on east through north to west aspects. These large slabs will be hard, and are likely to have crowns 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 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

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.
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