CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAILS/TOGWOTEE PASS AREA FORECAST
Issued at 01/22/2019 06:46 Valid until: 01/22/2019 23:59
CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)
|At 10,400' Elevation||5 AM Temp||Max Temp||Avg Wind Dir||Avg. Wind Speed||Max Wind Gust|
|Lava||1 º F||19||Northwesterly||15||41|
|Location||Elevation||Snowfall/Prec.||Total Snow Depth||Total Snowfall|
|Togwotee Snotel||9,570'||3"/ 0.20||53"||152"|
|Brooks Lake Lodge||9,300'||2"/ 0.18"||39"||117"|
|Togwotee Lodge||8,300'||3"/ 0.27"||40"||126"|
Mountain Weather Forecast for Today
Sunny skies this morning with increasing clouds this afternoon.
General Avalanche AdvisoryDangerous avalanche conditions continue to be a threat to backcountry travelers. Yesterday, a skier was buried by a small slide in the Teton Pass area and similar events could happen today at the Togwotee Pass Area where the snowpack has poor structure.. Over the last seven days a consistent pattern of storm systems has brought approximately eighteen inches of snow to the higher elevations. A chance continues to trigger wind formed slabs within this new snow, however, the primary concern rests with persistent weak layers of snow that lie at the interface of this recent snow or within deeper weak layers formed during previous cold dry periods. These instabilities could be triggered at all elevations today and have the potential to be large above 8000 feet. Conservative terrain choices are necessary to avoid this persistent slab problem.
Today's Avalanche Problems
DESCRIPTIONThe presence of a single skier or rider has the potential to trigger slab avalanches in steep avalanche terrain and remote triggering remains a possibility. Above 8000 feet, slabs could run on sun crusts and surface hoar on southerly aspects and on faceted snow on northerly aspects to depths of of one to three feet. At lower elevations slabs to eighteen inches could be triggered. Once triggered slabs could entrain deeper snowpack layers.
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