6-12″ of Snow Forecasted in Jackson Hole, WY by Friday Morning

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Jackson about to get some love.
Jackson about to get some love.

Jackson Hole ski resort has already gotten 171″ of snow this season and they’re sitting on a 54″ base.  Not bad.  They’re now expecting a foot plus of new snow in the next two days and NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Jackson area.  Even better.

NOAA:  

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
157 AM MST THU JAN 9 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

.A STRONG UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHERN
ROCKIES AND SPREAD SNOW INTO WESTERN WYOMING. THIS WILL BE THE
BEGINNING OF WHAT MAY BECOME AN EXTENDED EVENT FOR THE TETON
AREA.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM EARLY THIS
MORNING TO 5 AM MST FRIDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO THE AREA AND BECOME STEADIER AND
  HEAVIER INTO THE AFTERNOON BEFORE TAPERING OFF OVERNIGHT AND
  INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH
  LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ON WEST FACING SLOPES. 3 TO 6 INCHES IN
  THE VALLEYS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITIES...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH
  WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH FOR MOST SPOTS. HIGHER GUSTS TO 45 MPH WILL
  BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. VISIBILITIES COULD BE
  RESTRICTED TO UNDER ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...SNOW AND SLICK CONDITIONS WILL IMPACT MOST ROADS AND
  HIGHWAYS IN WESTERN WYOMING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. PEOPLE
  VENTURING INTO THE MOUNTAINS TO RECREATE WILL WANT TO TAKE THE
  APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS TO PREPARE FOR WINTER WEATHER
  CONDITIONS.

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