NOAA: “Avalanche Warning” for Teton Mountains, WY

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NOAA is issuing Avalanche Warnings this year per the request of local avalanche centers.  The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center tells us that “HEAVY SNOWFALL AND STRONG WINDS HAVE CREATED VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS.”

 

Avalanche rating for the Tetons.  Feb. 13, 2014
Avalanche rating for the Tetons. Feb. 13, 2014

GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY

The Avalanche Warning has been downgraded to an Avalanche Bulletin. The storm that was to bring significant snowfall overnight and throughout the day has moved south of the area. However the chance for natural avalanche activity continues, and riders and skiers could easily trigger newly formed wind slabs at the high elevations as well as slabs that lie upon older weak layers at all elevations. These older weaknesses will be most sensitive at the low elevations where faceted snow is prevalent and where warming and some rain has weakened the snowpack. – Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center

Please avoid travel in these zones.

TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-JACKSON HOLE-
SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WARNING
BRIDGER-TETON NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
704 PM MST WED FEB 12 2014

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
BRIDGER-TETON NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER.

AN AVALANCHE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE MOUNTAINOUS AREAS OF
TETON...LINCOLN AND SUBLETTE COUNTIES FROM 7 PM WEDNESDAY UNTIL 7 PM
THURSDAY.

AN AVALANCHE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE MOUNTAINOUS AREAS OF
WESTERN WYOMING INCLUDING THE TETON...GROS VENTRE...SNAKE RIVER...SALT
RIVER...WYOMING RANGES AND THE TOGWOTEE PASS AREA. HEAVY SNOWFALL
AND STRONG WINDS HAVE CREATED VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS.
LARGE...DESTRUCTIVE AVALANCHES ARE LIKELY AND COULD IMPACT
ROADWAYS. TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED AND
AVALANCHE RUNOUT ZONES SHOULD BE AVOIDED. FOR MORE INFORMATION
VISIT JHAVALANCHE.ORG.

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