NOAA Winter Storm Watch for Tetons | Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole to See 18-24″

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NOAA, forecast, grand targhee, Wyoming , Jackson Hole
Snowfall probability. Credit: NOAA

Snow will arrive in the Tetons late tonight, with a few inches dropping, before settling in to dump almost 2-feet on Grand Targhee and Jackson HoleBoth resorts will wake up to 2-4″ tomorrow morning, another 12-16″ on Friday morning, then a further 2-4″ Saturday morning. Nice!


* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of one to
  two feet are possible in the higher elevations, with 8 to 16
  inches in the lower mountain elevations. Sustained winds of 20
  to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph are likely.

* WHERE...Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains, southern Yellowstone
  National Park, and the northern half of the Salt River and
  Wyoming Ranges.

* WHEN...From late Wednesday night through Friday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Travel over Teton Pass could become very difficult
  and hazardous. These conditions will impact the Thursday
  evening and Friday morning commutes in these areas.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The heaviest snow is expected to fall
  from sunrise Thursday through Thursday evening. Wind speeds
  are likely to increase Thursday evening into Friday morning.
  As a result, travel may be most difficult Thursday evening.
NOAA, forecast, grand targhee, Wyoming
The 7-day extended forecast for Grand Targhee. Credit: NOAA

A winter storm watch is in effect from late tonight through Friday afternoon, with the NOAA forecasting snow levels down to 6,000-6,500 feet. The heaviest snow will fall on Thursday.

Snow levels are expected be around 6-6.5K feet during the day
Thursday. Winter Storm Watch will continue for
the western mountains for 12-18 inches of snow from Thursday into
NOAA, forecast, grand targhee, Wyoming
Hourly weather data. Credit: NOAA

Temperatures will remain in the low 20s Thursday through Friday, with breezy conditions, gusts reaching 28-mph. 

Both resorts have already had a great start to the season. Grand Targhee has had 93″ of snow to date and has a 46″ base. Jackson Hole meanwhile has received 113″ of snow so far this season and has a 45″ base. This coming storm and the potential for more before Christmas will set both resorts up nicely for the holiday period and allow plenty more terrain openings in the coming days and weeks. Let it snow!

Best days to go skiing for the deepest powder? Friday morning, and Saturday morning. Although the next few days should be pretty sweet whenever you go.

GEM Snowfall Total Forecast

NOAA, forecast, Wyoming
GEM snowfall total forecast. Credit: Tropical Tidbits

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Credit: NWS Riverton Wyoming
NOAA, forecast, Wyoming
Credit: NWS Riverton Wyoming
NOAA, forecast, Wyoming
Credit: NWS Riverton Wyoming

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One thought on “NOAA Winter Storm Watch for Tetons | Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole to See 18-24″

  1. Yo man do us a favor and dont talk about targhee . say the tetons and jackson targhee is a special place that does not need more publicity.


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