TETON AREA NOWCAST
Issued at 02/12/2016 06:06 Valid until: 02/12/2016 23:59
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CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)
|At 10,400' Elevation:
||5 AM Temp
||Avg Wind Direction
||Avg. Wind Speed
||Max Wind Gust
||27 º F
||Total Snow Depth
|At 9,300' Elevation (Raymer Plot)
|At 9,580' Elevation (Rendezvous Bowl Plot)
|At 8,800' Elevation (Chief Joseph Plot)
Mountain Weather Forecast for Today
Periods of sunshine with the possibility for light snow showers in the mountains.
|Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´:
||Rising into the mid to upper thirties.
|Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´:
||West-southwesterly at 10-20 mph.
|Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours:
AVALANCHE DANGER MORNING AFTERNOON
GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY
A slight potential continues to trigger wind slabs at the high elevations in steep avalanche terrain this morning. Sunlight and above freezing temperatures will further weaken these surface slabs and also provide the possibility for wet slides at all elevations this afternoon. Identify areas of concern where warming may present a problem and beware of travel under steep avalanche paths.
Pockets of wind slab lie at the upper elevations. These wind slabs could have depths to 18 inches and be human triggered in wind loaded avalanche starting zones, steep couloirs and cliff areas. These slabs will become more sensitive to human triggers as the day progresses and could release as dry or wet slabs this afternoon.
Wet loose slides are possible on steep slopes on a variety of aspects after snow surfaces soften. These slides will be most likely occur in very steep terrain where calm winds and warm temperatures allow snow surfaces to get particularly soft. This activity could release naturally or be human triggered. Yesterday, a natural wet slide occurred on the south side of Albright in Grand Teton National Park at an elevation of 7600 feet.
For further information call 307-733-2664
To report an avalanche observation call 307-739-2607
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