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
High Elevations (9,000´-10,500´)
Mid Elevations (7,500´-9,000´)
Low Elevations (6,000´-7,500´
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
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