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TETON AREA NOWCAST
Issued at 11/27/2014 05:38     Valid until: 11/27/2014 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 23 º F 25 West-Southwesterly 26 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) 0"/ 0.00 39" 87"
At 9,580' Elevation (Rendezvous Bowl Plot) 0"/ 0.00" 42" 91"
At 8,800' Elevation (Chief Joseph Plot) 0"/ 0.00" 34" 81"

Mountain Weather Forecast for Today

Partly cloudy skies will bring the chance for occasional flurries on Thanksgiving day.
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Rising into the low to mid thirties.
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Westerly at 25-30 mph.
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 0

AVALANCHE DANGER MORNING AFTERNOON

Teton Area avalanche hazard rating for 11/27/2014
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Avalanche danger scale ratings

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

This weeks storms brought significant snow to the Tetons. At the mid and particularly the high elevations slabs were formed by strong winds that could be triggered to by backcountry riders and skiers. At low elevations where the storm ended with a period of rain, the snowpack is saturated with moisture making wet slides possible.

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

Wind formed slabs could be triggered in the backcountry today on a variety of layers within the snowpack. These slabs could be soft or hard with depths of 2-4 feet. Slabs with the greatest depths and size are expected in northerly terrain above 9000 feet. Wind loaded slopes that are either unsupported from below or in very steep rocky terrain are most suspect to failure.
Loose Wet Avalanche  
TYPE
ASPECT/ELEVATION
CHARACTERISTICS
Avalanche problem rose
LIKELIHOOD
Certain
Very Likely
Likely
Possible
Unlikely
SIZE
Historic
Very Large
Large
Small
TREND
Increasing trend

DESCRIPTION

Rain and warm temperatures have resulted in the chance for wet slides at lower elevations. This potential will increase today as further warming occurs. Very steep terrain such as road cuts should be avoided today.
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