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TETON AREA NOWCAST
Issued at 12/19/2014 06:14     Valid until: 12/19/2014 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 14 º F 15 Westerly 13 30
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Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,300' Elevation (Raymer Plot) 2"/ 0.12 54" 124"
At 9,580' Elevation (Rendezvous Bowl Plot) 4"/ 0.21" 54" 132"
At 8,800' Elevation (Chief Joseph Plot) 2"/ 0.12" 47" 119"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Periods of light snow are expected today.
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the low twenties.
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Westerly at 15-25 mph.
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 2-4

AVALANCHE DANGER MORNING AFTERNOON

Teton Area avalanche hazard rating for 12/19/2014
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Avalanche danger scale ratings

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

Light snow has been falling on hard snow surfaces and surface hoar since Saturday. Over fifteen inches has fallen during that time. Moderate west winds have formed very soft surface slabs. These slabs and loose snow sloughs could be triggered today in steep terrain at the high elevations and to a lesser extent at the mid elevations. Avalanches at the low elevations are unlikely today.

TODAY'S AVALANCHE PROBLEMS View problem definitions

Storm 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

Very soft slabs could be triggered in steep avalanche terrain with depths to eighteen inches.
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