Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center
SOUTHWEST TRAILS/GREY'S RIVER AREA NOWCAST
Issued at 04/20/2014 06:42     Valid until: 04/20/2014 23:59

CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)

At 10,400' Elevation: 5 AM Temp: 32 º F Max Temp: 38 Avg Wind Direction: Westerly Avg. Wind Speed: 27 Max Wind Gust: 51
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Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,330' Elevation (Commissary Ridge Plot) 0"/ 0.00 122" 434"
At 9,000' Elevation (Blind Bull Meadow Plot) 0"/ 0.00" 110" 414"
At 6,300' Elevation (Box Y Ranch Plot) 0"/ 0.00" 49" 239"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Mostly sunny skies
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the 40s and 50s
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: West at 10 to 15 milesper hour
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 0

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

Five AM air temperatures are mostly in the mid to lower 30s. Snow surfaces are expected to be hard in the early morning hours but quickly soften. The general avalanche hazard will be LOW in the early morning hours and is expected to increase to MODERATE before noon. Todays avalanche problem will be wet slides in steep terrain. Monitor conditions and avoid steep terrain after significant softening of the snow surfaces has occurred. Due to the exceptional snow depths the Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center will continue to issue daily avalanche hazard advisories until Sunday morning, April 27.

TODAY'S AVALANCHE PROBLEMS View problem definitions

Wet 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

Wet loose and wet slab avalanches are possible today in steep terrain after snow surfaces soften. These wet slides could be human triggered. Cornices may become unstable and could trigger wet slides that could step down to deeper layers.
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