Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center

TETON AREA NOWCAST
Issued at 03/05/2015 06:15     Valid until: 03/05/2015 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 4 º F 5 West-Northwesterly 20 35
View Temperature and Wind Graphs View Summit 48 Hr Wind Graph
 
Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,300' Elevation (Raymer Plot) 0"/ 0.00 88" 295"
At 9,580' Elevation (Rendezvous Bowl Plot) 0"/ 0.00" 89" 280"
At 8,800' Elevation (Chief Joseph Plot) 0"/ 0.00" 83" 257"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Sunny skies are expected as a ridge of high pressure has settled on the area.
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the mid twenties.
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Northwesterly at 15-20 mph.
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 0

AVALANCHE DANGER MORNING AFTERNOON

Teton Area avalanche hazard rating for 03/05/2015
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Avalanche danger scale ratings

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

At the upper elevations, small pockets of wind blown snow can be triggered by backcountry riders in steep leeward terrain. These conditions do not pose a threat of large avalanches however small slides can still carry severe consequences where they can push someone off a cliff ledge or carry them into trees or other obstacles. Standard safe travel protocols should always be followed. Avalanches at the mid and low elevations are unlikely in the mostly stable snowpack.

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

At the upper elevations small pockets of wind slab up to a foot in depth could be triggered in steep wind loaded avalanche stating zones, cliff areas and extreme terrain. These slabs were formed by southwest to north-northwest winds.
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