Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center
SOUTHWEST TRAILS/GREY'S RIVER AREA NOWCAST
Issued at 02/14/2016 06:36     Valid until: 02/14/2016 23:59

CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)

At 10,400' Elevation: 5 AM Temp: 13 º F Max Temp: 24 Avg Wind Direction: West-Northwesterly Avg. Wind Speed: 42 Max Wind Gust: 92
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Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,330' Elevation (Commissary Ridge Plot) 0"/ 0.00 68" 195"
At 9,000' Elevation (Blind Bull Meadow Plot) 0"/ 0.01" 60" 153"
At 6,300' Elevation (Box Y Ranch Plot) 0"/ 0.01" 42" 111"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Expect overcast skies and periods of light to moderate snowfall.
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the mid 20s.
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Westerly at 35 to 45 miles per hour.
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 6 to 10

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

Periods of light to moderate snowfall will combine with strong westerly ridgetop winds to create new wind slabs above 7,500 feet. As the day progresses, these slabs will gain volume and depth. Skiers and riders could trigger these slabs in steep, wind-loaded terrain. Monitor weather conditions and avoid slopes with obvious signs of recent wind loading.

TODAY'S AVALANCHE PROBLEMS View problem definitions

Wind Slab  
TYPE
ASPECT/ELEVATION
CHARACTERISTICS
Avalanche problem rose
LIKELIHOOD
Certain
Very Likely
Likely
Possible
Unlikely
SIZE
Historic
Very Large
Large
Small
TREND
Increasing trend

DESCRIPTION

Pockets of new wind slabs are forming on slick sun crusts and wind pack. Backcountry travelers venturing into steep, wind-loaded terrain above 7,500 feet could trigger these slabs to depths of three to six inches this morning. Continued snowfall and strong westerly ridgetop winds will increase the size and likelihood of triggering these slides as the day progresses. These slabs could have depths of six to 12 inches by this afternoon.
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