The National Weather Service is calling for significant mountain snowfall across western Wyoming Thursday – Friday Morning. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, WY is right in the path of this system. Heavy precipitation is expected to mix with a cold front that could produce accumulating snowfall all the way down to 6,000ft. If that isn’t enough, another round of heavy mountain snowfall is forecasted to impact the area this weekend into early next week.
* Significant mountain snowfall could occur across the West Thursday Night. - NOAA, Today
If you’re looking to shred Jackson this year, you’re going to want to check out the Ikon Pass.
Snow levels are expected to start out around 9,000ft on Thursday, before dropping down to 6,000ft Thursday Night into Friday Morning. This would make for accumulating snowfall at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, as its base elevation is 6,311ft.
Additional Storm Info:
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, WY: Significant Mountain Snowfall Possible Thursday – Friday Morning
* Both of these systems could combine for significant snowfall over the western mountains with even some first flakes of snow in some of the lower elevations before the precipitation ends Friday afternoon. - NOAA, Today
The 6-10 day outlook calls for above average precipitation and below average temperatures in Wyoming.
Long Term Forecast Discussion:
.LONG TERM...Thursday through Monday Inclement weather through the extended with the potential for some lower elevation snow especially for the storm system impacting the area during the weekend into early next week. Medium range models show a quick moving shortwave trough pulling northeast across the central Rockies Thursday ahead of a northern stream trough pulling across the northern Rockies Thursday night and Friday. The associated cold front is expected to push across the forecast area Thursday night into Friday. Currently models are showing a surge of precipitation lifting north/northeast across the area Thursday with the first system aided possibly with some left-exit region dynamics of an upper jet streak. Another area of precipitation is expected late Thursday into Friday with the main trough. Snow levels on Thursday look to be around 9-9.5 kft msl over the far west to 11 kft over central and eastern sections. Snow levels are then expected to lower in wake of the cold front to around 6-7.5 kft late Thursday night into Friday morning. Both of these systems could combine for significant snowfall over the western mountains with even some first flakes of snow in some of the lower elevations before the precipitation ends Friday afternoon. Attention then turns to a major trough that will impact much of the Rockies during the weekend into early next week. This system has the potential for another bout of significant mountain snow, and the possibility of rain changing to snow in much of the lower elevations Sunday and/or Monday. Have trended PoPs higher and temperatures cooler especially Saturday night through Sunday night. Forecast high temperatures for Sunday could easily be 10+ degrees to warm, but there is plenty of time to adjust as confidence increases with this strong storm system. - NOAA, Today