NOAA: “Major Winter Storm” To Impact Wyoming Tomorrow | 5-12″ Snow Totals

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Jackson Hole should be looking a lot more like this come opening day this week.
Jackson Hole should be looking a lot more like this come opening day this week.

NOAA is calling for a “major winter storm” to impact Wyoming on Wednesday.  A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Wednesday – Thursday that calls for 5-12″ of snow in the mountains in 24 hours.

...MAJOR WINTER STORM TO IMPACT CENTRAL WYOMING WEDNESDAY THROUGH
THANKSGIVING DAY... - NOAA Riverton, WY today

It sounds like Jackson Hole ski resort will be opening on Thursday to some powdery conditions.

Pin = Jackson Hole. PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory
Pin = Jackson Hole. PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory

This storm is expected to be very cold as well with wind chills as low as -20ºF.

WIND CHILLS WILL BE AROUND 20 DEGREES BELOW ZERO LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
- NOAA Riverton, WY today
NOAA snow forecast showing 8-12" for JacksonHole.
NOAA snow forecast showing 8-12″ for JacksonHole.

NOAA’s Winter Weather Advisory is calling for 5-12″ of snow for Wyoming including Jackson Hole on Wednesday.

* SNOW AMOUNTS...5 TO 10 INCHES WILL BE COMMON WITH LESS
  EXPECTED AROUND MAMMOTH AND AROUND A FOOT EXPECTED ALONG THE
  HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE ABSAROKAS...BIGHORNS...TETONS AND
  YELLOWSTONE. - NOAA Riverton, WY today.
RED = good.
RED = good.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for WYOMING:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
736 AM MST TUE NOV 24 2015

...MAJOR WINTER STORM TO IMPACT CENTRAL WYOMING WEDNESDAY THROUGH
THANKSGIVING DAY...

.A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHERN GREAT BASIN ON
WEDNESDAY BEFORE SLOWING DOWN AND REMAINING OVER THE AREA THROUGH
THANKSGIVING DAY. THIS STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING SHARPLY COLDER
CONDITIONS TO THE AREA ALONG WITH MODERATE TO POTENTIALLY HEAVY
SNOW AT TIMES WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY AS WELL AS PERIODS OF
STRONG WIND WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND WIND CHILLS WELL
BELOW ZERO BY LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-
OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LAKE...MAMMOTH...OLD FAITHFUL

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM WEDNESDAY
TO 5 PM MST THURSDAY...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL MOVE INTO NORTHERN WYOMING EARLY
  WEDNESDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL BE MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES
  WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL TAPER
  OFF FROM NORTH TO SOUTH LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW AMOUNTS...5 TO 10 INCHES WILL BE COMMON WITH LESS
  EXPECTED AROUND MAMMOTH AND AROUND A FOOT EXPECTED ALONG THE
  HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE ABSAROKAS...BIGHORNS...TETONS AND
  YELLOWSTONE.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS
  AS HIGH AS 50 MPH OVER THE PEAKS COMBINED WITH STEADY SNOW
  WILL REDUCE THE VISIBILITY UNDER ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES. WIND
  CHILLS WILL BE AROUND 20 DEGREES BELOW ZERO LATE WEDNESDAY
  NIGHT.

* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL
  MAKE TRAVEL AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES HAZARDOUS. ROADS WILL
  BECOME SLICK AND SNOW-PACKED WEDNESDAY MORNING AND
  VISIBILITIES WILL BE SHARPLY REDUCED AT TIMES. SLOW DOWN AND
  ARRIVE SAFELY AT YOUR DESTINATION. CHECK THE LATEST ROAD
  CONDITIONS AT WYOROAD.INFO OR BY DIALING 5 1 1.

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