TETON AREA FORECAST
Issued at 12/03/2019 06:23 Valid until: 12/03/2019 23:59
CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)
At 10,400' Elevation
5 AM Temp
Avg Wind Dir
Avg. Wind Speed
Max Wind Gust
16 º F
Total Snow Depth
Chief Joseph Plot
Mountain Weather Forecast for Today
Expect decreasing cloud cover throughout the day as split flow begins to develop.
Temperature forecast for 8,000 - 9,000: Rising into the mid 20s.
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Backing to the southwest at 15 to 25 miles per hour.
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours : Trace to 1.
GENERAL AVALANCHE HAZARD
High Elevations (9,000´-10,500´)
Mid Elevations (7,500´-9,000´)
Low Elevations (6,000´-7,500´
General Avalanche Advisory
Dangerous avalanche conditions exist at the mid and upper elevations. Yesterday, a skier intentionally triggered a three foot deep slide on Chicken Scratch on Teton Pass. Similar large to very large persistent slab avalanches are likely today in steep terrain. A snowboarder also triggered a slide on a low angle slope in Avalanche Bowl. Remember, previous tracks are not an indication of stability with a persistent slab avalanche problem. These avalanches can be triggered remotely, and terrain below steep slopes should also be avoided.
TODAY'S AVALANCHE PROBLEMS
TYPE OF PROBLEM
Persistent weak layers, which include faceted snow near the base of the snowpack and buried surface hoar, exist in terrain that held snow prior to Sunday November 24th. This terrain generally includes all aspects above 9,000 feet and northerly slopes down to 8,000 feet. Skiers and riders venturing into these areas are likely to trigger slab avalanches up to three feet deep. To avoid this hazard, knowledge of the extent and distribution of the weak faceted layers of concern will be essential.
For further information call 307-733-2664 To report an avalanche observation call 307-739-2607