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TETON AREA NOWCAST
Issued at 03/01/2017 05:37     Valid until: 03/01/2017 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 -2 º F 5 West-Southwesterly 22 45
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) 4"/ 0.30 127" 446"
At 9,580' Elevation (Rendezvous Bowl Plot) 5"/ 0.40" 151" 494"
At 8,800' Elevation (Chief Joseph Plot) 7"/ 0.60" 117" 373"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Partly to mostly cloudy skies with a chance for some periods of light snowfall or snow showers
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the teens
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Westerly at 20 to 30 with gusts to 40 miles per hour.
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 1 to 2

AVALANCHE DANGER MORNING AFTERNOON

Teton Area avalanche hazard rating for 03/01/2017
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Avalanche danger scale ratings

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

Strong winds have created new wind slabs at the upper elevations and pockets of wind slab at the mid elevations. These slabs are expected to be sensitive to human triggers and could fail on buried crusts and density differences within the recently fallen snow. These slabs could carry and harm humans who venture into steep couloirs, cliff areas and wind loaded avalanche prone slopes. Avalanches are unlikely at the lower elevations.

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 wind slabs formed by west to southwest winds are likely to be human triggered in steep, wind loaded terrain. These slabs could be up to 30 inches deep. Pockets of wind slab up to two feet in depth could be human triggered in steep avalanche prone terrain at the mid elevations.
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