TETON AREA FORECAST
Issued at 02/21/2019 06:20 Valid until: 02/21/2019 23:59
CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)
|At 10,400' Elevation||5 AM Temp||Max Temp||Avg Wind Dir||Avg. Wind Speed||Max Wind Gust|
|Rendezvous Summit||-6 º F||7||West-Northwesterly||11||30|
|Location||Elevation||Snowfall/Prec.||Total Snow Depth||Total Snowfall|
|Raymer Plot||9,300'||3"/ 0.07"||98"||374"|
|Rendezvous Bowl Plot||9,580'||3"/ 0.14"||99"||390"|
|Chief Joseph Plot||8,800'||4"/ 0.26"||107"||347"|
Mountain Weather Forecast for Today
Skies will be mostly to partly sunny.
AVALANCHE DANGER MORNING AFTERNOON
General Avalanche AdvisoryHumans who venture onto steep avalanche prone slopes could trigger slab avalanches. These slabs could release in wind loaded areas, involving snow from the recent storm cycle or they could fail on deeper weaknesses, involving faceted snow that formed during dry periods earlier in the season. Identify and avoid steep, wind loaded terrain features and evaluate the snowpack carefully to determine where old weaknesses still pose a threat.
Today's Avalanche Problems
DESCRIPTIONSurface slabs formed during the most recent storm cycle continue to be a potential hazard on steep, wind-loaded slopes at the mid and upper elevations. These slabs could be triggered by the presence of a single person and could be one to three feet deep.
DESCRIPTIONIn steep terrain some potential may remain for persistent slabs to be triggered by humans on buried layers of faceted snow. These slabs could possibly be triggered by a single person who hits a particularly weak spot on a slope, by a heavier trigger such as a snowmachine or following the initiation of a wind slab. These large to very large slab avalanches could be 3 to 5 feet deep at the mid and upper elevations or one to three feet deep at the lower elevations.
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