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TETON AREA NOWCAST
Issued at 03/26/2015 05:48     Valid until: 03/26/2015 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 18 º F 19 West-Northwesterly 14 35
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Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,300' Elevation (Raymer Plot) 0"/ 0.00 81" 313"
At 9,580' Elevation (Rendezvous Bowl Plot) 0"/ 0.00" 86" 295"
At 8,800' Elevation (Chief Joseph Plot) 0"/ 0.00" 80" 269"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Expect mostly clear skies as a ridge of high pressure moves into the area.
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the mid 30s.
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Westerly to northwesterly at 10 to 20 miles per hour.
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 0

AVALANCHE DANGER MORNING AFTERNOON

Teton Area avalanche hazard rating for 03/26/2015
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GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

Backcountry travelers could trigger recently developed surface slabs on a variety of aspects at the upper elevations. Daytime warming will increase the likelihood of triggering these slides, particularly on sunlit slopes. During the heat of the day, wet loose sluffing of the new snow will also be possible in sunlit terrain, especially near rock outcroppings and cliff bands.

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
Increasing trend

DESCRIPTION

Ten to fourteen inches of new snow since the beginning of the week, in conjunctions with moderate to strong southwesterly to westerly ridgetop winds, have created surface slabs in leeward terrain. These slabs, with depths up to a foot, lie upon slick sliding surfaces and could be triggered by skiers and riders in steep avalanche terrain above 9,000 feet.
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