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TETON AREA NOWCAST
Issued at 02/06/2016 05:37     Valid until: 02/06/2016 23:59
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CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)

At 10,400' Elevation: 5 AM Temp Max Temp Avg Wind Direction Avg. Wind Speed Max Wind Gust
Rendezvous Summit 11 º F 11 Westerly 18 35
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Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,300' Elevation (Raymer Plot) 2"/ 0.14 88" 260"
At 9,580' Elevation (Rendezvous Bowl Plot) 3"/ 0.20" 82" 282"
At 8,800' Elevation (Chief Joseph Plot) 2"/ 0.20" 94" 282"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Expect mostly cloudy skies along with light, scattered snow showers as a shortwave embedded in northwesterly flow moves over the area.
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the low 20s.
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Southwesterly to westerly at 15 to 25 miles per hour.
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 2 to 4

AVALANCHE DANGER MORNING AFTERNOON

Teton Area avalanche hazard rating for 02/06/2016
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Avalanche danger scale ratings

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

At the mid and upper elevations, recently formed wind slabs could be triggered by backcountry travels in steep, avalanche prone terrain that has experienced recent wind loading. As the day warms, any extended periods of sunshine could make these slabs more susceptible to failure on sunlit aspects. Cautious route finding and careful evaluation of the snowpack will be essential for safe travel in avalanche terrain today. At low elevations, avalanches are unlikely and the chance for activity is restricted to isolated pockets in very steep terrain.

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

Over the last several days, ridgetop winds from the southwest through the northwest to northeast have redistributed snowfall and formed wind slabs on a variety of leeward aspects at the mid and upper elevations. Skiers and riders venturing into steep, wind-loaded terrain could trigger these slabs with depths to two feet deep.
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