TETON AREA NOWCAST
Issued at 12/04/2013 06:36 Valid until: 12/04/2013 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
||-15 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
Partly to mostly cloudy skies with a chance of light snow showers or flurries.
|Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´:
||Remaining below zero.
|Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´:
||Northeasterly at 10 to 20 miles per hour with higher gusts.
|Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours:
||Trace to 1
AVALANCHE DANGER MORNING AFTERNOON
GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY
DANGEROUS unstable slabs formed by westerly winds exist at the mid and upper elevations. These slabs could be triggered by the weight of a single person to depths of six feet. Several close calls have occured in the local backcountry during the previous two days with potentially fatal results. Expert route finding skills and conservative terrain decisions are essential.
Dense surface slabs one to five feet in depth lie upon slick old snow surfaces. These dangerous slabs could be triggered by a single skier or snowboarder on a variety of aspects and are likely to be easily triggered by larger loads such as snowmobiles. The consequences of being caught in a large slide could be fatal. On steep northerly aspects above 9,000 feet these slabs could step down to the ground.
Deep instability persist on northerly aspects above an elevation of 9,000 feet. In this terrain very dangerous hard slabs lie upon a basal layer of weak faceted snow and could be triggered by the weight of a single person, a snowmobile or by the release of a wind slab avalanche. These dangerous slabs will step down to the ground and could have crown depths to six feet.
For further information call 307-733-2664
To report an avalanche observation call 307-739-2607
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