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TETON AREA NOWCAST
Issued at 01/27/2015 06:21     Valid until: 01/27/2015 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 35 º F 45 Southwesterly 15 28
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Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,300' Elevation (Raymer Plot) 0"/ 0.00 77" 234"
At 9,580' Elevation (Rendezvous Bowl Plot) 0"/ 0.00" 76" 225"
At 8,800' Elevation (Chief Joseph Plot) 0"/ 0.00" 71" 211"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Clear skies above valley fog in the morning with increasing high clouds later in the day
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the 40s
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: South-southwest at 15 to 20 miles per hour
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 1 to 3

AVALANCHE DANGER MORNING AFTERNOON

Teton Area avalanche hazard rating for 01/27/2015
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GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

Rising temperatures will increase the hazard as the day warms. Temperatures at the upper elevations remained mostly above freezing overnight and rose well into the 40s yesterday. At the mid and upper elevations humans could trigger dense surface slabs up to two feet in depth in isolated areas. Shallow wet loose slides are also possible in steep sunlit cliff areas. Cornices may be weakened and could fail and trigger dense surface slabs on steep slopes. Avalanches are unlikely at the lower elevations.

TODAY'S AVALANCHE PROBLEMS View problem definitions

Persistent Slab  
TYPE
ASPECT/ELEVATION
CHARACTERISTICS
Avalanche problem rose
LIKELIHOOD
Certain
Very Likely
Likely
Possible
Unlikely
SIZE
Historic
Very Large
Large
Small
TREND
Increasing trend

DESCRIPTION

Dense, surface slabs, up to two feet in depth will become increasingly sensitive to human triggers as the day warms. Some potential may develop for these slabs to step down to deeper layers of faceted snow.
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