CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAILS/TOGWOTEE PASS AREA FORECAST
Issued at 01/28/2020 06:53 Valid until: 01/28/2020 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|
|Lava||8 º F||19||Westerly||12||28|
|Location||Elevation||Snowfall/Prec.||Total Snow Depth||Total Snowfall|
|Togwotee Snotel||9,570'||3"/ 0.20||60"||192"|
|Brooks Lake Lodge||9,300'||2"/ 0.15"||48"||165"|
|Togwotee Lodge||8,300'||3"/ 0.20"||51"||163"|
Mountain Weather Forecast for Today
Snow showers are to develop today as the next system moves into the area. Snowfall is to continue overnight.
General Avalanche AdvisoryWind slabs have been forming above 9000 feet over recent days. These slabs could fail with depths to a foot. Backcountry travelers are encouraged to remember that initially small slides can pick up significant amounts of snow in runs that are steep and long. Additionally. small slides can quickly sweep people into or over cliff areas and rocks in exposed terrain. Deep slab instabilities continue to be a concern above 7500 feet where larger triggers such as a moving wind slab or snow machine have some potential to trigger large avalanches. Avalanches are unlikely at the low elevations except for in isolated pockets.
Today's Avalanche Problems
Persistent Deep Slab
DESCRIPTIONHumans could trigger deep persistent slab avalanches on steep slopes above an elevation of 8,000 feet . Although the likelihood for these large slab avalanches to be human triggered continues to slowly decrease the consequences of triggering a slab avalanche 2 to 4 feet deep are likely to be severe. These dangerous slabs are most likely to fail when a larger impact such as a snow machine or a moving surface slab impacts a thin, weak spot on a slope.
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