Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center

Issued on Wed April 16, 2014 6:01 PM    


The cold front that passed over the region last night brought a trace to four inches of new snow to the mountains with Togwotee Pass and areas east of the Continental Divide receiving the majority of that new snow. Skies were clear in the morning and partly cloudy in the afternoon. Temperatures rose into the 20s and 30s from overnight lows near 10 degrees. Winds were westerly at 5 to 15 miles per hour.

Due to the exceptional snow depths, the Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center will continue to issue daily avalanche hazard advisories (morning and evening) until Sunday, April 27. We are pleased to also announce that the National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton, Wyoming will continue to issue their twice daily avalanche weather forecast known as the Bridger-Teton National Forest Snow Avalanche Bulletins until Sunday Morning, April 27. Thanks to the NWS, our other partners, our sponsors and our contributors whose donations are essential to our operations.

FORECAST FOR Thursday, April 17, 2014

Skies will be partly cloudy overnight as a high pressure ridge builds into the region. Temperatures are expected to drop into the upper teens to low 20s by daybreak. Skies will be mostly sunny on Thursday with increasing clouds by evening. Daytime highs will rise into the 30s and 40s. Winds will be southwesterly at 6 to 12 miles per hour.

The general avalanche hazard will be LOW in the morning while snow surfaces are hard and frozen. The hazard will increase to MODERATE after significant softening of the snow surfaces had occurred. Human triggered wet slides are possible in very steep, sunlit terrain during the warmer portion of the day.

TREND FOR Friday, April 18, 2014 AND Saturday, April 19, 2014

Another weak cold front will bring clouds and a quick shot of moisture on Friday morning. The weekend will be dry with a warming trend. The general avalanche hazard is expected to be low in the morning hours and increase after snow surfaces soften.
For further information call 307-733-2664 To report an avalanche observation call 307-739-2607
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