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COLD, DRY CONDITIONS PREVAIL! - JANUARY 5, 2013


Photo taken 1/5/13
After a period of regular snowfall throughout the month of December, the Teton Range is in the midst of a drought.  The last significant snowfall in the range occurred over the Christmas Holiday with virtually no snow since.  Strong high pressure has resulted in moderate to strong inversions, with frigid valley temperatures and mostly mild temperatures in the upper elevations.  Avalanche danger in the Teton Range is currently low, however, the dry, cold conditions have created a snowpack that is dominated by weak, faceted snow near the surface.  This will surely result in significantly elevated avalanche danger during and after the next storm.  For detailed information on the snowpack and avalanche danger in the Teton Range please visit the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center website.