Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAILS/TOGWOTEE PASS NOWCAST
Issued at 11/18/2017 06:43     Valid until: 11/18/2017 23:59

CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)

At 10,400' Elevation: 5 AM Temp: 2 º F Max Temp: 20 Avg Wind Direction: West-Northwesterly Avg. Wind Speed: 13 Max Wind Gust: 32
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Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,570' Elevation (Togwotee Snotel) 5"/ 0.40 47" 104"
At 9,300' Elevation (Brooks Lake Lodge) 5"/ 0.40 40" 81"
At 8,300' Elevation (Togwotee Lodge) 6"/ 0.50" 38" 78"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Expect mostly sunny skies as high pressure moves into the region.
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the mid teens.
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Westerly to northwesterly at 10 to 25 miles per hour.
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 0

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

The chance for natural avalanche activity has mostly diminished, and the likelihood of human triggered slides is on a decreasing trend. However, the potential consequences of being caught in a large wind slab will keep the avalanche hazard elevated above 7,500 feet. Although unlikely, the possibility of deeper slabs failing on or stepping down to October snow might remain. This scenario warrants a conservative approach to terrain selection. Don’t let sunshine and fresh snow cloud your judgement when choosing your travel plans. Precipitation was mainly in the form of rain below 7,500 feet, and the shallow snowpack is mostly stable.

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

Around two feet of snow containing over two inches of snow water equivalent has fallen since Wednesday evening. Strong southwesterly to northwesterly ridgetop winds have accompanied this snowfall forming dense wind slabs on leeward slopes. In steep, wind-loaded avalanche terrain above 7,500 feet, skiers and riders could trigger these slabs ranging in depth from six to 18 inches if failures occur on density breaks within the new snow. In heavily wind loaded terrain near upper elevation ridgelines, these slabs could be up to four feet deep if a slide involves all of the recent snowfall.
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