CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAILS/TOGWOTEE PASS NOWCAST
Issued at 11/24/2014 07:20 Valid until: 11/24/2014 23:59
CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)
|At 10,400' Elevation:
||5 AM Temp: 8 º F
||Max Temp: 10
||Avg Wind Direction: West-Northwesterly
||Avg. Wind Speed: 16
||Max Wind Gust: 36
||Total Snow Depth
|At 9,570' Elevation (Togwotee Snotel)
|At 9,300' Elevation (Brooks Lake Lodge)
|At 8,300' Elevation (Togwotee Lodge)
Mountain Weather Forecast for Today
Cloudy skies with snow showers likely.|
|Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´:
||Remaining in the teens.
|Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´:
||Northwesterly at 15 to 30 miles per hour with higher gusts.
|Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours:
||2 to 4
GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY
The general avalanche hazard is CONSIDERABLE above an elevation of 9,000 feet and MODERATE below that elevation. Up to 15 inches of new snow with over an inch of moisture has fallen since Saturday morning at the higher elevations. Strong west to northwest winds have loaded lee slopes. Areas of unstable snow exist and human triggered avalanches are likely in steep, wind loaded avalanches starting zones at the upper elevations and are possible at the mid elevations.
Dense slab avalanches one to to two feet in depth could be human triggered at the higher elevations. The deeper slabs are more likely to occur on northerly aspects, failing on a buried layer of faceted snow at the base of the snowpack. At the mid elevations some potential exists for humans to trigger slab avalanches up to 18 inches deep.
For further information call 307-733-2664
To report an avalanche observation call 307-739-2607
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