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
||Avg Wind Direction
||Avg. Wind Speed
||Max Wind Gust
||11 º F
||Total Snow Depth
|At 9,300' Elevation (Raymer Plot)
|At 9,580' Elevation (Rendezvous Bowl Plot)
|At 8,800' Elevation (Chief Joseph Plot)
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
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.
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.
For further information call 307-733-2664
To report an avalanche observation call 307-739-2607
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