NOAA: 6-15″ of Snow for Grand Targhee, WY & Tetons

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Fat Bike Race at Grand Targhee on Jan 17th.  photo:  Grand Targhee
Fat Bike Race at Grand Targhee on Jan 17th. photo: Grand Targhee

The Tetons are about to get their next blast of snowfall. 

NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Tetons today and tomorrow that is forecasting 6-15″ of new snow.

* SNOWFALL...6 TO 12 INCHES. LOCAL AMOUNTS UP TO 15 INCHES ON THE
  WEST SIDE OF THE TETONS. - NOAA Riverton, WY today

 

Snowfall forecast map showing love for the Tetons.  image:  noaa, today
Snowfall forecast map showing love for the Tetons. image: noaa, today

Grand Targhee has been doing great this season with 229″ of snowfall already this season and they saw 8″ of new snow in the past 24 hours.

Jackson Hole has seen 220″ of snowfall this season and they saw 6″ of new snow in the past 24 hours.

Grand Targhee on Jan. 15th.  photo:  GT
Grand Targhee on Jan. 15th. photo: GT

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for WYOMING:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1146 AM MST TUE JAN 19 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS AND
VALLEYS THIS EVENING INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.ANOTHER PACIFIC LOW PRESSURE TROUGH WILL BRING SNOW WITH STRONG
WINDS CAUSING BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IN THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS
AND VALLEYS THIS EVENING CONTINUING INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING.

TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO
8 PM MST WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM MST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOWFALL WILL DEVELOP AROUND 8 PM THIS EVENING.
  THE SNOWFALL WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY AND WILL BE MODERATE TO
  HEAVY AT TIMES AFTER 11 PM THIS EVENING. THE SNOWFALL WILL
  TAPER OFF WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* SNOWFALL...6 TO 12 INCHES. LOCAL AMOUNTS UP TO 15 INCHES ON THE
  WEST SIDE OF THE TETONS.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WIND 25 TO 35 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 45 MPH ON THE PASSES.  VISIBILITY NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

* IMPACT...SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS EXPECTED ON
  TETON AND TOGWOTEE PASS. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT OVER THE
  MOUNTAIN PASSES.
Pin = Grand Targhee, WY.  PURPLE = WInter Weather Advisory.  image:  noaa, today
Pin = Grand Targhee, WY. PURPLE = WInter Weather Advisory. image: noaa, today

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