Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAILS/TOGWOTEE PASS NOWCAST
Issued at 03/01/2017 06:07     Valid until: 03/01/2017 23:59

CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)

At 10,400' Elevation: 5 AM Temp: -2 º F Max Temp: 6 Avg Wind Direction: West-Southwesterly Avg. Wind Speed: 17 Max Wind Gust: 40
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Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,570' Elevation (Togwotee Snotel) 4"/ 0.30 91" 297"
At 9,300' Elevation (Brooks Lake Lodge) 2"/ 0.15 74" 220"
At 8,300' Elevation (Togwotee Lodge) 6"/ 0.50" 78" 259"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Partly to mostly cloudy skies with a chance for some snow showers in the mountains
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the teens
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Westerly at 20 to 30 with gusts to 40 miles per hour
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: Trace to 2

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

Gusty winds with periods of light snowfall have been increasing the avalanche hazard. Backcountry travelers could encounter pockets of wind slab that are sensitive to human triggers in steep terrain. These slabs could carry and harm humans in terrain with consequences; like large bowls, steep chutes and cliff areas. The likelihood of triggering these slides diminishes below an elevation of 8,000 feet where less snow has fallen and winds have been lighter. Evaluate terrain snow and terrain carefully and identify features of concern.

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

Pockets of wind slab formed by west to southwest winds could be triggered by humans in steep, wind loaded avalanche terrain at the mid and upper elevations. These slabs could be up to two feet deep in some upper elevation avalanche starting zones.
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