Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center
SOUTHWEST TRAILS/GREY'S RIVER AREA NOWCAST
Issued at 03/05/2015 06:27     Valid until: 03/05/2015 23:59

CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)

At 10,400' Elevation: 5 AM Temp: 4 º F Max Temp: 4 Avg Wind Direction: West-Northwesterly Avg. Wind Speed: 20 Max Wind Gust: 35
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Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,330' Elevation (Commissary Ridge Plot) 0"/ 0.00 88" 259"
At 9,000' Elevation (Blind Bull Meadow Plot) 0"/ 0.00" 76" 207"
At 6,300' Elevation (Box Y Ranch Plot) 0"/ 0.00" 52" 132"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Sunny skies.
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the mid twenties.
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Northwesterly at 15-25 mph.
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 0

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

At the upper elevations, small pockets of wind blown snow can be triggered by backcountry riders in steep leeward terrain. These conditions do not pose a threat of large avalanches however small slides can still carry severe consequences where they can push someone off a cliff ledge or carry them into trees or other obstacles. Standard safe travel protocols should always be followed. Avalanches below 8500 feet are unlikely in the mostly stable snowpack.

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
Steady trend

DESCRIPTION

At the upper elevations small pockets of wind slab up to a foot in depth could be triggered in steep wind loaded avalanche prone terrain. These slabs were formed by southwest to north-northwest winds.
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