NOAA: Winter Storm Watch for the Tetons | 20-30″ of Snow Possible

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
12/12/2016 at Jackson Hole. WOW! PC: Chris Figenshan
12/12/2016 at Jackson Hole. WOW! PC: Chris Figenshan

NOAA has issued Winter Storm Watches for much of Wyoming and Idaho for Wednesday – Friday.

20-30″ of snow is in the Forecast along the Teton Range including Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole.

* TOTAL SNOWFALL...12 TO 18 INCHES ALONG THE GROS VENTRE RANGE AND
  20 TO 30 INCHES ALONG THE TETON RANGE EXPECTED. SNOWFALL OF 6 TO
  10 INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE JACKSON VALLEY.
- NOAA Riverton, WY today
Grand Targhee yesterday. PC: Powder Day Photography
Grand Targhee yesterday. PC: Targhee Facebook Page
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is about to get the GOODS. Image: NOAA, Today
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is about to get the GOODS. Image: NOAA, Today

Grand Targhee Snow Numbers:

  • 65″ Snowpack
  • 167″ of snowfall this season

 

Jackson Hole Snow Numbers:

  • 70″ Snowpack
  • 183″ of snowfall this season
JH was deep on Saturday too. PC: Chris Figenshan
JH was deep on Saturday too. PC: Chris Figenshan

Winter Storm Watch for Wyoming:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
308 AM MST TUE DEC 13 2016

...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL TO RETURN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY FOR MUCH OF WESTERN WYOMING...

..A WARM FRONT WILL BRING AMPLE AMOUNTS OF MOISTURE ACROSS WESTERN
WYOMING WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THIS WILL RESULT IN STEADY SNOWFALL
THROUGH FRIDAY...BEFORE AN ARCTIC FRONT MOVES OVER NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL PORTIONS ON FRIDAY. PERIODS OF HEAVY WET SNOW WILL BE
POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS...ESPECIALLY THE TETONS. BREEZY WINDS
WILL ALSO LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IN THE
MOUNTAINS WITH SEVERELY REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES.

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL OCCUR FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
  THROUGH FRIDAY. PERSISTENT SNOWFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE
  EVENT. PERIODS OF HEAVY WET SNOW WILL ALSO BE
  POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY OVER THE TETONS...STARTING EARLY THURSDAY
  MORNING. SNOWFALL WILL QUICKLY END FRIDAY NIGHT BEHIND AN
  ARCTIC FRONT.

* TOTAL SNOWFALL...12 TO 18 INCHES ALONG THE GROS VENTRE RANGE AND
  20 TO 30 INCHES ALONG THE TETON RANGE EXPECTED. SNOWFALL OF 6 TO
  10 INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE JACKSON VALLEY.

* WIND AND VISIBILITY...THE WIND WILL BE INCREASING THURSDAY.
  EXPECT A WEST TO SOUTHWEST WIND OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  50 MPH IN THE HIGH COUNTRY. A SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WIND OF 15 TO
  25 MPH WILL OCCUR IN THE JACKSON VALLEY. THIS WILL RESULT IN
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ALONG WITH LOWERED VISIBILITY. TETON
  AND TOGWOTEE PASSES AND HIGHWAY 89 BETWEEN MOOSE AND MORAN WILL
  BE IMPACTED WITH VERY LOW VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...ROADS MAY BECOME SLICK AND SNOW PACKED WITH LIMITED
  VISIBILITY AT TIMES. PLEASE MONITOR JHAVALANCHE.ORG IF YOUR
  PLANS INCLUDE TRAVEL INTO THE BACK COUNTRY.

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One thought on “NOAA: Winter Storm Watch for the Tetons | 20-30″ of Snow Possible

  1. MY God, it’s worse here in Fort Lauderdale. Yesterday we had dangerous rip currents and today the Ocean is like a mirror. The temperature is down to about 71 in the evening and is expected to reach the low 80’s tomorrow. I guess we will just have to get outside , cut the grass and weed out around the Pineapple plants. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It’s almost terrible, year round. Highs in the 80’s with lows in the seventies. Enjoy. Jim D.

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