Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center
SOUTHWEST TRAILS/GREY'S RIVER AREA NOWCAST
Issued at 03/22/2017 06:48     Valid until: 03/22/2017 23:59

CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)

At 10,400' Elevation: 5 AM Temp: 28 º F Max Temp: 37 Avg Wind Direction: Southwesterly Avg. Wind Speed: 22 Max Wind Gust: 64
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Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,330' Elevation (Commissary Ridge Plot) 0"/ 0.08 107" 403"
At 9,000' Elevation (Blind Bull Meadow Plot) 0"/ 0.15" 105" 349"
At 6,300' Elevation (Box Y Ranch Plot) 0"/ 0.04" 51" 209"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Skies will be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers at the higher elevations and rain showers below an elevation of 9,000 feet
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the 30s and 40s
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Southwest at 5 to 20 miles per hour with higher gusts
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 1 to 4

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

Temperatures at an elevation of 8,000 feet have been above freezing for over eight days. The freezing level during this period has been fluctuating between 8,000 feet at night and up to 10,500 feet during the day. The snowpack is isothermal at the lower elevations and in many areas at the mid elevations. Areas of wet, unconsolidated snow exist above an elevation of 9,000 feet. Wet loose avalanches are possible in steep terrain on a variety of aspects. Some potential may persist at the higher elevations for large wet slab avalanches to be human triggered on very steep avalanche prone slopes. Stay off of and out from under steep slopes in areas where snow surfaces are wet and unconsolidated.

TODAY'S AVALANCHE PROBLEMS View problem definitions

Loose Wet Avalanche  
TYPE
ASPECT/ELEVATION
CHARACTERISTICS
Avalanche problem rose
LIKELIHOOD
Certain
Very Likely
Likely
Possible
Unlikely
SIZE
Historic
Very Large
Large
Small
TREND

DESCRIPTION

Wet loose slides are possible at all elevations in very steep terrain and cliff areas. These wet slides could release naturally or be triggered by humans. After release these slides can fan out and gain volume as they gouge down and en-train more wet snow into the moving avalanche debris.
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