NOAA: Up to 36″ of Snow for Jackson Hole, WY This Weekend
A winter storm will impact much of western and central Wyoming Friday and Saturday. Find out more about the timing of this system, the very cold temperatures, and how long until we see drier and more seasonal conditions. March is coming in like a lion!
NOAA Winter Storm Warning:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY 933 PM MST THU FEB 27 2014 ...MAJOR WINTER STORM WITH COLD ARCTIC AIR EXPECTED THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT... .SNOW HAS DEVELOPED ACROSS THE WEST AND WILL SPREAD TO CENTRAL WYOMING LATER TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY EVENING... AND THEN CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF THREE STORMS SYSTEMS ARE EXPECTED TO FORM A HIGH IMPACT WINTER STORM ACROSS THE AREA .AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTH INTO FAR NORTHERN WYOMING LATE TONIGHT AND WORK SOUTH INTO CENTRAL WYOMING DURING THE DAY FRIDAY. SNOW WILL DEVELOP BEHIND THIS SYSTEM ALSO. A THIRD...MOIST AND POTENT STORM SYSTEM FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY WILL COMBINE WITH THIS ARCTIC AIR TO PRODUCE A POTENTIALLY MAJOR STORM SYSTEM ACROSS CENTRAL WYOMING WITH SNOW CONTINUING ELSEWHERE. IN ADDITION...THE NORTH AND EAST WILL SEE TEMPERATURES DROP TO AROUND OR BELOW ZERO FRIDAY NIGHT AND THEN STRUGGLE TO GET ABOVE ZERO IN THE FAR NORTH AND SINGLE DIGITS TO LOWER TEENS FURTHER SOUTH ON SATURDAY. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST SUNDAY... * SUMMARY AND TIMING...OCCASIONAL SNOW WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT AND TOMORROW BEFORE A STRONGER SYSTEM WILL ARRIVE FRIDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 16 INCHES IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS. 1 TO 2 FEET IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH 30 TO 36 INCHES IN FAVORED AREAS OF THE TETONS. * WIND AND VISIBILITY...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. VISIBILITY UNDER ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES. * IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE SEVERELY HAMPERED BY THE SNOW AND WIND. ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK WITH PERIODS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.