A “massive wind storm” snapped off about 19 power poles at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, WY on Tuesday. We’re hearing reports that these poles were torn down by 90+mph wind gusts.
Jackson Hole ski resort will be closed until at least Monday.
All guests in all the hotels in Teton Village have been evacuated.
Teton Pass (WY 22) was closed all Tuesday and most of Wednesday.
It’s currently raining to 8.500′ in Jackson Hole.
NOAA & the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center have issued an Avalanche Warning today.
Avalanche Danger is currently HIGH and will rise to EXTREME today due to rain:
Avalanche Warning for Jackson Hole, WY:
TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-JACKSON HOLE- WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-STAR VALLEY- SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES- BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED AVALANCHE WARNING BRIDGER-TETON NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY 615 PM MST WED FEB 8 2017 THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE BRIDGER-TETON NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER. THE FOREST SERVICE BRIDGER TETON AVALANCHE CENTER IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING. TIMING...1 AM ON FEBRUARY 9TH THROUGH 1 AM ON FEBRUARY 10TH. AFFECTED AREA...TETON, SNAKE RIVER, GROS VENTRE, WIND RIVER, WYOMING, AND SALT RIVER RANGES. THIS ALSO INCLUDES JACKSON HOLE AND STAR VALLEY. AVALANCHE DANGER...THE AVALANCHE DANGER WILL BE HIGH FOR THE AFFECTED AREA. REASONS AND IMPACTS...FORECAST HEAVY SNOW, AND RAIN THAT COULD RISE TO 8000 FEET, WILL CREATE WIDESPREAD AREAS OF UNSTABLE SNOW. NATURAL AVALANCHES ARE LIKELY AT ALL ELEVATIONS, COULD RUN LONG DISTANCES AND IMPACT ROADWAYS. DANGEROUS ROOF SLIDES ARE CERTAIN. PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS...TRAVEL IN OR UNDER AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED. CONSULT HTTP://JHAVALANCHE.ORG/ FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.