TETON AREA FORECAST
Issued at 04/15/2019 06:34   Valid until: 04/15/2019 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 20 º F 23 Southwesterly 27 54
Location Elevation Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
Raymer Plot 9,300' 16"/ 1.90 116" 516"
Rendezvous Bowl 9,580' 16"/ 1.80" 128" 540"
Chief Joseph Plot 8,800' 9"/ 1.07" 121" 465"
Mountain Weather Forecast for Today
Skies will be mostly cloudy. Snow showers over the mountains will decrease during the day with little additional accumulation expected this afternoon and into the evening.
Temperature forecast for 8,000 - 9,000: Temperatures will be in the 20s and 30s in the mountains and in the 30s and 40s in the valleys
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Winds will be from the west-southwest to southwest at 15 to 30 with gusts to near 40 miles per hour.
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours : 1 to 3
GENERAL AVALANCHE HAZARD
Elevation Morning Rating Afternoon Rating
High Elevations (9,000´-10,500´) 3-CONSIDERABLE 3-CONSIDERABLE
Mid Elevations (7,500´-9,000´) 3-CONSIDERABLE 3-CONSIDERABLE
Low Elevations (6,000´-7,500´ 2-MODERATE 2-MODERATE
General Avalanche Advisory
Strong winds and dense snow have created dangerous avalanche conditions. At the mid and upper elevations large to very large slab avalanches are likely to be triggered by humans and could release naturally, especially if the sun appears. Temperatures remained mostly above freezing in the valleys. Wet snow avalanche hazard are a potential hazard on steep terrain features at the lower elevations. Wet snow avalanche hazards could also be a threat at the mid and upper elevations as temperatures increase and especially if the clouds break and the sun comes out. Expert terrain and snowpack evaluation skills are essential for safe travel in avalanche terrain.

TODAY'S AVALANCHE PROBLEMS

TYPE OF PROBLEM
ASPECT/ELEVATION
Wind Slab
Avalanche problem rose
CHARACTERISTICS
LIKELIHOOD
Certain
Very Likely
Likely
Possible
Unlikely
SIZE
Historic
Very Large
Large
Small
TREND
Increasing trend
DESCRIPTION
At the mid and upper elevations destructive dense slab avalanches could release naturally or be triggered by skiers or riders. These slabs could be two to four feet deep. Conservative terrain choices and a cautious approach to avalanche terrain and run out zones are warranted.
TYPE OF PROBLEM
ASPECT/ELEVATION
Wet Slab
Avalanche problem rose
CHARACTERISTICS
LIKELIHOOD
Certain
Very Likely
Likely
Possible
Unlikely
SIZE
Historic
Very Large
Large
Small
TREND
Increasing trend
DESCRIPTION
Wet loose and web slab avalanches are possible on steep terrain features. The potential for wet slides to occur on steep slopes will increase as the day warms and could rapidly increase on steep sunlit slopes. These wet slides could gouge down to the ground in areas where the snowpack is isothemal.
For further information call 307-733-2664 To report an avalanche observation call 307-739-2607