A warm winter weather system is currently impacting western Wyoming with the Tetons, Continental Divide, Snake River, and Yellowstone ranges receiving up to 8″ of snow above 8,500′ by Sunday morning reports NOAA.
The storm, which came in warm, is expected to leave cold with snow levels dropping to 6,500′ by Sunday evening. Powderchasers should look to Monday/Tuesday for possible turns on the higher elevations of the Tetons and Continental Divide.
“Precipitation will spread south into western Wyoming late Friday afternoon and become heavy at times with over an inch of rain expected in some areas, along with high elevation snow.” – NWS Riverton
Forecasted Storm Totals
Grand Teton Summit – 22″
Rendezvous Bowl – 12″
Togwotee Pass – 12″
Mount Glory – 6″
Grand Targhee – 6″
NOAA Winter Weather Advisory
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON MDT SATURDAY…
* TIMING…SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASING SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. SNOW LEVELS WILL GENERALLY BEGIN ABOVE 10500 FEET LATE THIS AFTERNOON…FALLING TO AROUND 8000 FEET THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD. BEST ACCUMULATING SNOW OCCUR ABOVE 8500 FEET. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF QUICKLY BY NOON ON SATURDAY.
* TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS…4 TO 8 INCHES ABOVE 8500 FEET.
* WIND AND VISIBILITY…SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO PERHAPS 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH AT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO UNDER ONE MILE OCCASIONALLY.
* IMPACTS…HUNTERS AND OTHER OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WET SNOW AND COLD TEMPERATURES. HIGH ELEVATION ROADS…INCLUDING TETON AND TOGWOTEE PASSES…WILL BE SNOW OR SLUSH COVERED TONIGHT.