TETON AREA FORECAST
Issued at 02/14/2020 05:48   Valid until: 02/14/2020 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 12 º F 16 West-Southwesterly 22 52
Location Elevation Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
Raymer Plot 9,300' 2"/ 0.06 105" 368"
Rendezvous Bowl 9,580' 1"/ 0.06" 99" 374"
Chief Joseph Plot 8,800' 0"/ 0.01" 98" 319"
Mountain Weather Forecast for Today
Clouds are expected to increase through the day with periods of light snowfall.
Temperature forecast for 8,000 - 9,000: Temperatures in the mountains will climb into the 20s and the valley inversion will break by noon.
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Winds will be southwest at 20 to 40 miles per hour with gusts into the 50s and are expected to back the west in the afternoon.
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours : 1 to 3
GENERAL AVALANCHE HAZARD
Elevation Morning Rating Afternoon Rating
High Elevations (9,000´-10,500´) 2-MODERATE 2-MODERATE
Mid Elevations (7,500´-9,000´) 1-LOW 1-LOW
Low Elevations (6,000´-7,500´ 1-LOW 1-LOW
General Avalanche Advisory
Strong southwest winds this morning will continue to form wind slabs on leeward slopes at the upper elevations. These wind slab avalanches could be triggered by humans and entrain loose snow increasing in volume. If caught, these small slides could have significant hazards, especially in cliff areas, steep chutes, and terrain traps. Evaluate terrain carefully noting areas of loading and features of concern. At the mid and lower elevations, avalanches are unlikely.

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
Slabs formed by strong winds and snowfall during the past week can be triggered in steep terrain above 9,000 feet. As the winds switch direction, from the northwest yesterday to southwest today, slopes may be cross-loaded and newly formed wind slabs could be found on a variety of aspects. These slabs could be up to 3 feet in depth. Be wary of wind drifted snow above cliffs and in couloirs. At the mid and lower elevations, small slab avalanches up to a foot in depth could be human triggered on isolated terrain features.
For further information call 307-733-2664 To report an avalanche observation call 307-739-2607