Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAILS/TOGWOTEE PASS NOWCAST
Issued at 12/09/2016 06:18     Valid until: 12/09/2016 23:59

CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)

At 10,400' Elevation: 5 AM Temp: 14 º F Max Temp: 14 Avg Wind Direction: Southwesterly Avg. Wind Speed: 8 Max Wind Gust: 35
View Temperature and Wind Graphs View Lava 48 Hr Wind Graph
 
Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,570' Elevation (Togwotee Snotel) 3"/ 0.30 27" 76"
At 9,300' Elevation (Brooks Lake Lodge) 1"/ 0.10 18" 47"
At 8,300' Elevation (Togwotee Lodge) 2"/ 0.20" 20" 74"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Light to moderate snowfall is expected throughout the day with heavier snow tonight.
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the mid twenties.
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: West to southwest at 20-30 mph.
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 6-12

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

New snow is adding further load to existing slab avalanche conditions. Above 9000 feet, the chance continues for persistent slab to be triggered by a single rider or skier. Wind slab avalanches could be also human triggered above 7500 feet. These slabs will increase in size and sensitivity today as new soft slabs also develop. Avalanches are unlikely below an elevation of 7,500 feet. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route finding and conservative decisions are essential for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

TODAY'S AVALANCHE PROBLEMS View problem definitions

Persistent Slab  
TYPE
ASPECT/ELEVATION
CHARACTERISTICS
Avalanche problem rose
LIKELIHOOD
Certain
Very Likely
Likely
Possible
Unlikely
SIZE
Historic
Very Large
Large
Small
TREND
Increasing trend

DESCRIPTION

At the upper elevations large slab avalanches with depths to three feet could be human triggered on northerly aspects. These large slabs will likely be hard and have high crowns. Beware that a few tracks are not an indication of stability for this type of hazard.
Wind Slab  
TYPE
ASPECT/ELEVATION
CHARACTERISTICS
Avalanche problem rose
LIKELIHOOD
Certain
Very Likely
Likely
Possible
Unlikely
SIZE
Historic
Very Large
Large
Small
TREND
Increasing trend

DESCRIPTION

Recently formed wind slabs and new soft slabs currently forming during this storm event could be triggered today. The newer wind slabs could have depths as large as a foot by the end of the afternoon with a slight potential for older slabs to trigger with depths of an additional two feet.
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