As the weekend approaches, make sure to add looking at the snow report to your gear checklist!
Avalanche risk and conditions of the snow pack are as important to your safety as your snowsuit.
Your Weekend Snow Report is brought to you by Rocky Mountain Powersports.
WESTERN WYOMING AVALANCHE ADVISORY
Skies were partly cloudy today. Temperatures in the mountains were in the single digits and teens below zero overnight and rose into the single digits above zero during the day. Winds were south to southwesterly at 5 to 15 miles per hour.
An avalanche accident late yesterday afternoon claimed the life of a 47 year old snowmobiler from Idaho Falls. Our thoughts and condolences are extended to his family and friends and those involved in the rescue. According to the Bonneville County, Idaho Sheriff’s Department this incident occurred in the upper portion of the Sheep Creek drainage, six miles east of Palisades Reservoir.
A group of six riders were in steep terrain when one rider was caught and completely buried. Probe poles were used to locate the victim. Details are preliminary at this time and may change as more information becomes available.
FORECAST FOR Thursday, February 22, 2018
Skies will continue to be partly to mostly cloudy with some areas of very light snowfall. Temperatures will be in the single digits above and below zero. Winds will be from the south to southwest at 5 to 15 miles per hour.
Weak layers of faceted snow that formed in December and January are still a concern in steep avalanche prone terrain above an elevation of 7,500 feet. Dangerous hard slab avalanches with depths to five feet can be triggered by snowmobilers or skiers on these persistent weak layers.
TREND THROUGH THE WEEKEND
Temperatures will slowly warm. The avalanche hazard is not expected to change.
For area specifics, go to the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center website.
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