Bridger Teton Backcountry Avalanche Forecast Center Bridger Teton Avalanche Center
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TETON AREA FORECAST Issued at 12/06/2018 06:02   Valid until: 12/06/2018 23:59
CURRENT CONDITIONS (Mountain Weather Past 24 Hours)
At 10,400' Elevation 5 AM Temp Max Temp Avg Wind Dir Avg. Wind Speed Max Wind Gust
Rendezvous Summit 3 º F 12 Southwesterly 14 25
Location Elevation Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
Raymer Plot 9,300' 0"/ 0.00 42" 105"
Rendezvous Bowl 9,580' 0"/ 0.00" 38" 114"
Chief Joseph Plot 8,800' 0"/ 0.01" 52" 107"
Mountain Weather Forecast for Today
Skies will be mostly sunny above areas of morning valley fog
Temperature forecast for 8,000 - 9,000: Temperatures will rise into the teens
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 10 miles per hour
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours : 0
GENERAL AVALANCHE HAZARD
Elevation Morning Rating Afternoon Rating
High Elevations (9,000´-10,500´) 2-MODERATE 2-MODERATE
Mid Elevations (7,500´-9,000´) 2-MODERATE 2-MODERATE
Low Elevations (6,000´-7,500´ 1-LOW 1-LOW
General Avalanche Advisory
Areas of unstable snow exist. At the mid and upper elevations a buried layer of faceted snow that formed in November still has potential to be a failure plane for large avalanches. Slab avalanches could be triggered by the weight of a single person on this persistent weak layer. Heavier triggers like snowmachines may be more likely to trigger one of these slides. A careful evaluation of snow and terrain is warranted. Avalanches are unlikely below an elevation of 7,500 feet.
TODAY'S AVALANCHE PROBLEMS
Persistent Slab
ASPECT/ELEVATION
Avalanche problem rose
CHARACTERISTICS
LIKELIHOOD
Certain
Very Likely
Likely
Possible
Unlikely
SIZE
Historic
Very Large
Large
Small
TREND
Steady trend
DESCRIPTION
At the mid and upper elevations the weight of a single person could trigger a slab avalanche up to 30 inches in depth on steep slopes. It could be possible for a person to trigger one of these avalanches on a slope that has tracks from previous skiers or snowmobilers.
For further information call 307-733-2664 To report an avalanche observation call 307-739-2607