NOAA: 18-28″ of Snow for Teton Range, WY Thursday – Saturday

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Jackson Hole, WY. Monday. image: Chris Fergeson
Jackson Hole, WY. Monday. image: Chris Figenshaw

NOAA has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Wyoming for Thursday – Saturday.

18-28″ of snow is forecast for the Teton range including Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole ski resorts.

* TOTAL SNOWFALL...12 TO 18 INCHES ALONG THE GROS VENTRE RANGE AND
  18 TO 28 INCHES ALONG THE TETON RANGE POSSIBLE. 8 TO 12 INCHES
  POSSIBLE IN THE JACKSON VALLEY.
  - NOAA Riverton, WY today
Deep snow at Grand Targhee, WY on December 3rd, 2016. image: powder day productions
Deep snow at Grand Targhee, WY on December 3rd, 2016. image: powder day productions
BLUE = Winter Storm Watch.  image:  noaa, today
BLUE = Winter Storm Watch. image: noaa, today

Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee have already been getting big snow this season.  They both opened for the season on December 1st, 2016 and it’s been unreal so far.

Grand Targhee Snow Numbers:

  • 61″ snowpack
  • 136″ of snowfall this season

Jackson Hole Snow Numbers:

  • 27-47″ snowpack
  • 84-137″ of snowfall this season
Bryce Newcomb woke up after a few days of snow to find blue skies and ski patrol opening new terrain at the resort! 17 inches since the previous morning to be exact! photo from December 5th, 2016. photo: coop kalenberg/snowbrains
Bryce Newcomb woke up after a few days of snow to find blue skies and ski patrol opening new terrain at the resort! 17 inches since the previous morning to be exact! photo from December 5th, 2016. photo: coop kalenberg/snowbrains

WINTER STORM WATCH for WYOMING:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
330 AM MST WED DEC 7 2016

...POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL LATER THIS WEEK FOR FAR
WESTERN WYOMING...

.A STRONG WESTERLY FLOW OFF THE PACIFIC WILL DRAW ABUNDANT
PACIFIC MOISTURE INTO WESTERN WYOMING LATER THIS WEEK WHICH WILL
LIKELY RESULT IN ANOTHER POTENTIAL SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL FOR WESTERN
WYOMING.

TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-JACKSON HOLE-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...JACKSON

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL LIKELY BEGIN BY LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
  SNOWFALL WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES THURSDAY NIGHT AND WILL
  LIKELY CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. THERE WILL LIKELY BE
  ONE FINAL BURST OF SNOWFALL AROUND MID DAY SATURDAY. SNOWFALL
  WILL DECREASE TO SNOW SHOWERS SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* TOTAL SNOWFALL...12 TO 18 INCHES ALONG THE GROS VENTRE RANGE AND
  18 TO 28 INCHES ALONG THE TETON RANGE POSSIBLE. 8 TO 12 INCHES
  POSSIBLE IN THE JACKSON VALLEY.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...WEST WINDS OF 25 TO 40 MAY RESULT IN
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ALONG WITH LOWERED VISIBILITY DOWN TO
  NEAR ZERO POSSIBLE AT TIMES ON EXPOSED RIDGES, ESPECIALLY OVER
  TETON AND TOGWOTEE PASS AND ALONG HIGHWAY 89 BETWEEN MOOSE AND
  MORAN.

* IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME SLICK AND SNOW PACKED WITH LIMITED
  VISIBILITY AT TIMES. PEOPLE PLANNING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SHOULD
  BE PREPARED FOR ADVERSE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS AND TAKE THE
  PROPER PRECAUTIONS.

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