Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center

TETON AREA NOWCAST
Issued at 12/07/2017 06:09     Valid until: 12/07/2017 23:59

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 13 º F 13 North-Northwesterly 27 64
 
Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,300' Elevation (Raymer Plot) 0"/ 0.00 46" 134"
At 9,580' Elevation (Rendezvous Bowl Plot) 0"/ 0.00" 52" 139"
At 8,800' Elevation (Chief Joseph Plot) 0"/ 0.00" 50" 124"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Mostly clear skies with some mid to high level clouds passing.
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the mid twenties.
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Northwesterly at 20-30 mph backing to southwest in afternoon.
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 0

GENERAL AVALANCHE HAZARD

High Elevations (9,000´-10,500´) Morning   2-MODERATE Afternoon   2-MODERATE
Mid Elevations (7,500´-9,000´) Morning   1-LOW Afternoon   1-LOW
Low Elevations (6,000´-7,500´) Morning   1-LOW Afternoon   1-LOW

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

Backcountry travelers have the potential to trigger pockets of wind slab above 9000 feet. These slabs were formed by strong winds from varying directions over recent days. If triggered, these slabs could bury someone in a terrain trap or carry someone through hazardous terrain given the early season conditions. At mid elevations avalanches are unlikely except for small isolated events and low elevations remain safe to avalanche hazard given low snow depths.

TODAY'S AVALANCHE PROBLEMS

PROBLEM TYPE
ASPECT/ELEVATION
CHARACTERISTICS

Wind Slab

Avalanche problem rose
LIKELIHOOD: Possible
SIZE: Small to Large
TREND:Increasing
PROBLEM DESCRIPTION
Soft slabs with depths to two feet could be triggered in steep wind loaded terrain features at the higher elevations. These slabs were formed by recent winds from the southwest that became stronger and veered to the north for the last two days. These slabs will increase in sensitivity as the day warms.
For further information call 307-733-2664 To report an avalanche observation call 307-739-2607
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