CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAILS/TOGWOTEE PASS NOWCAST
Issued at 03/24/2018 06:59 Valid until: 03/24/2018 23:59
CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)
|At 10,400' Elevation:
||5 AM Temp: 18 º F
||Max Temp: 26
||Avg Wind Direction: West-Southwesterly
||Avg. Wind Speed: 13
||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
Chance for snow showers to develop this afternoon.|
|Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´:
||Rising into the mid to upper twenties.
|Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´:
||Southwesterly at 15-25 mph.
|Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours:
GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY
Above 8000 feet, recent heavy snow and wind have formed slabs in avalanche starting zones that could be triggered today with depths to two feet. Backcountry riders and skiers should look to identify and avoid features of concern where this hazard may be present. Deep slab avalanches also continue to be an unlikely but possible threat for snowmobilers who climb steep avalanche prone slopes. The chance for wet slides could develop today as temperatures warm, particularly in areas that receive prolonged periods of direct sunlight.
Wind and new snow have formed slabs in avalanche terrain above 8000 feet. These slabs will be could be triggered with depths of one to two feet in steep avalanche starting zones. These slabs could release as soft slabs in higher terrain or have characteristics of wet slabs at elevations closer to 8000 feet. Rising temperatures will increase the sensitivity of these slabs today.
Although the likelihood of triggering a deep hard slab avalanche is low, the consequences remain severe. These dangerous hard slab avalanches could be three to five feet deep and are most likely to be triggered by a snowmachine. Previous tracks may not be an indication of stability.
For further information call 307-733-2664
To report an avalanche observation call 307-739-2607
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