A Winter Storm is expected to hit Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole today through early Wednesday morning. Huge snowfall totals and high winds are forecasted to impact the area.
12-24″ of snow is expected to fall with up to 30″ in the Tetons through Wednesday morning.
Large amounts of snowfall is expected to fall at Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole with colder temperatures. This is great news considering all of the warm storms that have impacted the west as of late.
Teton Forecast: 12-24″ of Snow With Up To 30″ In The Tetons Through Wednesday Morning
* Snowfall Accumulation...12 to 24 inches are expected, with localized amounts up to 30 inches in the Teton mountains. - NOAA Riverton, WY
Winter Storm Warning:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 315 AM MST Mon Feb 20 2017 ...A strong Pacific storm will bring heavy snow to the western mountains from this Afternoon through Tuesday night... .A strong Pacific storm will bring heavy snow to the western mountains from Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening. Also, strong west to southwest winds will cause significant blowing and drifting snow. The western valleys will see a mix of rain and snow. Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains-Salt River and Wyoming Ranges- ...Winter Storm Warning in effect from noon today to 5 am MST Wednesday... The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow, which is in effect from noon today to 5 AM MST Wednesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect. * Timing...Snow and strong winds are expected to move into the western mountains of Wyoming Monday afternoon. Snow and wind are expected to continue through Tuesday night. * Snowfall Accumulation...12 to 24 inches are expected, with localized amounts up to 30 inches in the Teton mountains. * Wind and Visibility...West to southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 60 mph...especially in open areas or mountain summits. Visibility frequently below a quarter mile in heavy snow and blowing snow. * Main Impact...Travel will become very difficult with the wind and snow producing slick, snow-packed roads along with high drifts over mountain passes. Please monitor JHAVALANCHE.ORG if your plans include travel into the backcountry. Also, the severely reduced visibility will be very disorientating for those recreating in the backcountry.