NOAA: Up To 45" Forecasted For Jackson Hole's Upper Elevations!

NOAA: Up To 45" Forecasted For Jackson Hole's Upper Elevations!

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NOAA: Up To 45" Forecasted For Jackson Hole's Upper Elevations!

The summit of Rendezvous Mountain is socked in today | Photo(+Cover): Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

  • Rendezvous Mountain summit to see up to 45″ by Sunday
  • Grand Targhee looking at 42″
  • Strong, westerly winds accompanied by heavy snowfall will create heightened avalanche conditions across the Tetons and Gros Ventre ranges

If early season storms are a sign of things to come, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is in store for yet another epic season.

Related: 2018 Winter Weather Forecast | Long Range Prediction From NOAA

According to NOAA, the summit of Rendezvous Mountain aka the top of the tram, is forecasted to see upwards of 45″ by Sunday afternoon. Already, the ski resort is seeing big time snow all the way to the valley floor (14″ in 24 hours) and that should continue through next week!

“Snow will continue to fall across the Northwest today with gradual clearing around the rest of the Cowboy State…as the latest Cold Front exits the region. Cooler and unsettled weather will remain across the far West and Northwest through the weekend…as another Cold Front slides across Wyoming…bringing a chance of Snow Showers to the state with another round of Strong Gusty Winds.” – NWS Riverton, WY

Grand Targhee will also see big time accumulations with 42″ forecasted over the next 5 days. With all that snow, expect the avalanche danger to rise considerably. If you’re going to ski on Togwotee or Teton Pass— know before you go.

JHMR Forecast:

Grand Targhee Forecast:

Winter Weather Advisory + Winter Storm Watch [Teton + Gros Ventre Ranges]

…Snow lingering through the morning hours in Central and Northern Wyoming before ending…

…Snow returning to the Western Mountains Friday morning through Saturday evening…

The snowfall that has been falling across much of Northern and Central Wyoming since Wednesday morning will be winding by down later this afternoon.

However, another more powerful snowstorm is setting up for the western mountains of Wyoming beginning Friday morning and continuing through Saturday evening. As much as 2 feet of snowfall is expected across much of the area along with 3 feet in the Tetons. In addition, considerable blowing and drifting snow from strong westerly winds will likely make travel extremely difficult or impossible over mountains passes, including Teton and Togwotee Passes.

Togwotee Pass this morning

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING… WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING…

* WHAT…Snow occurring. Heavy snow and blowing snow possible. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute. 8 to 10 inches of snow have fallen so far. Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches, with localized amounts up to 10 inches, are expected. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 17 inches, with localized amounts up to 27 inches, are
possible.

* WHERE…Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains.

* WHEN…For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM today. For the Winter Storm Watch, from Friday morning through Saturday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

 

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