Wind River Range - Titcomb Basin Conditions


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Charlie H. · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Dec 2015 · Points: 0

Does anyone know what the conditions are like this time of year?

Brian in SLC · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Oct 2003 · Points: 13,702
Charlie H. wrote:Does anyone know what the conditions are like this time of year?
NOAA pointcast...

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 19. West northwest wind around 10 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 38. West northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light and variable.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 20. East southeast wind around 7 mph becoming southwest after midnight.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 38. Southwest wind around 8 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south after midnight.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 38. North wind 6 to 11 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 21. West wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 33. Breezy.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 21. Breezy.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. Blustery.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Blustery.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Breezy.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. Breezy.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Breezy.
Charlie Hartman · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 15

...Do you know what the snow conditions are like? Temps are easy enough...

Brian in SLC · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Oct 2003 · Points: 13,702
Charlie Hartman wrote:...Do you know what the snow conditions are like? Temps are easy enough...
Not specifically, but, sniffin' around the areas Snotel sites:

WIND RIVER

Burroughs Creek 8750 -M -M * -M -M *
Castle Creek 8400 .1 -M * 1.9 -M *
Cold Springs 9630 .1 1.0 10 2.4 2.0 120
Deer Park 9700 -M 1.7 * -M 3.3 *
Hobbs Park 10100 -M 2.1 * -M 2.5 *
Kirwin 9550 .4 1.8 22 3.3 2.1 157
Little Warm 9370 -M 1.3 * -M 2.1 *
Owl Creek 8975 .1 .8 12 1.4 1.4 100
South Pass 9040 .0 1.4 0* 2.1 2.6 81
St. Lawrence Alt 8620 -M .9 * -M 2.0 *
Togwotee Pass 9580 2.5 2.9 86 6.4 3.0 213
Townsend Creek 8700 -M 1.1 * -M 2.5 *
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Basin Index (%) 39* 141*

My guess is a skiff, maybe .5" to 2" on the ground in select areas.
Doug Colwell · · Boise, ID · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 5

I could barely drive to Elkhart park 2 weeks ago. Some snow was melting but most was there until spring. It snowed more after I left.

William Rhyne · · Casper, Wyoming · Joined Sep 2011 · Points: 135

If you need a partner to head in and explore some things I would be down!

DavisMeschke Guillotine · · Pinedale, WY · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 200

Elkhart is open. Titcomb Basin had about a foot last week but some of that will melt out with the weather were expected to have in the next week or so. We got some snow a couple of days ago but you should still be able to drive up there.

Historically the mountains are "closed" this time of year (meaning not plowed past the ski resort), but it's been sort of an Indian Summer. Once the snow sticks in town, it's snowmobiles and skis past White Pine.

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