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TETON AREA NOWCAST
Issued at 02/22/2017 05:28     Valid until: 02/22/2017 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 9 º F 24 West-Southwesterly 34 86
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Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,300' Elevation (Raymer Plot) 5"/ 0.62 125" 423"
At 9,580' Elevation (Rendezvous Bowl Plot) 6"/ 0.70" 155" 474"
At 8,800' Elevation (Chief Joseph Plot) 5"/ 0.60" 110" 351"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Mostly cloudy skies with periods of light snowfall in the mountains
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the teens and 20s
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: West-southwest at 20 to 30 with gusts to 45 miles per hour that will be slowly decreasing during the day
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 1 to 3

AVALANCHE DANGER MORNING AFTERNOON

Teton Area avalanche hazard rating for 02/22/2017
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Avalanche danger scale ratings

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

Human triggered slab avalanches are possible on a variety of aspects at all elevations. Cooler temperatures have decreased the potential but not fully eliminated the wet slide hazard. At the lower elevations thin crusts have formed upon wet snow and some instability may persist in isolated areas in very steep terrain. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully and identify areas of concern.

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

New soft slabs formed by last nights westerly winds and denser hard slabs formed by yesterdays very strong southwest winds could be human triggered today in steep avalanche starting zones, couloirs and cliff areas. These slabs are generally expected to be one to two feet deep but could be up to four feet deep in some areas.
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