NOAA: Winter Storm Watch For Tetons & Wasatch | Up To 36" Of Snow Forecasted

NOAA: Winter Storm Watch For Tetons & Wasatch | Up To 36" Of Snow Forecasted

Weather

NOAA: Winter Storm Watch For Tetons & Wasatch | Up To 36" Of Snow Forecasted

Photo Credit: NWS Salt Lake

Photo Credit: NWS Salt Lake | Cover Photo: Jay Erickson

It’s going to be a big weekend for Utah and Wyoming as an atmospheric river barrels across the Great Basin towards the inter-mountain region of the American West.

Related: The Pineapple Express Is Coming! | Western USA To See Bigtime Snowfall Totals By Monday

So far, forecasts are calling for big snowfall totals in the PNW and moving more inland, Utah and Wyoming are in line to receive the most snow out of this significant weather event.

“The next strong system will begin bringing snow to the west Thursday. Intensity will increase both Thursday and Friday night with significant snowfall possible in the western mountains.”NWS Riverton, Wyoming

Expect the temps to remain in the 20-30° wheelhouse, giving Utah and Wyoming skiers some of the best conditions thus far.

Winter Storm Watch (Wasatch)

screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-7-33-43-am

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* AFFECTED AREA…THE WASATCH AND WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN UTAH

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…18 TO 36 INCHES THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL DEVELOP THURSDAY AFTERNOON, CONTINUE HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH FRIDAY AND INTO THE DAY SATURDAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF.

* WINDS…WESTERLY WINDS GUSTING IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH AT TIMES ALONG THE RIDGELINES THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS…WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS ALL MOUNTAIN ROUTES BEGINNING THURSDAY AFTERNOON, AND CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY. THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATES 80 AND 84.

Winter Storm Watch (Tetons)

screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-7-34-36-am

…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.

 

The Latest

More Unofficial Networks
Home