While resort skiers might see this forecast and frown due to the high snow level, the ski mountaineers throughout the Tetons couldn’t be happier.
A storm like this one has the ability to plaster the steepest lines in the range making for some unreal spring skiing in Grand Teton National Park. That said, there is likely to be a volatile avalanche cycle for the remainder of the week as the snowpack adjusts to the new load. #KBYG
Winter Weather Advisory
…Heavy Wet Snow Expected Across Western Wyoming Today Through Tonight…
A vigorous spring-time storm system is approaching western and southwestern Wyoming. Expect a period of rain, wet snow or rain mixed with snow to continue through tonight. Best accumulating snow is expected above 8000 feet with up to a foot or more possible over favored areas above 9500 feet.
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT FRIDAY…
* WHAT…Wet snow expected, with best accumulations above 8000 feet. Snow, rain, or snow mixed with rain is expected below this level. Heaviest snowfall expected tonight. Total snow accumulations above 8000 feet of 5 to 10 inches, with localized amounts up to 14 inches, are expected.
* WHERE…Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains.
* WHEN…From 3 AM this morning to 6 AM MDT Friday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery, slushy, or snow-packed road conditions mainly above 8000 feet, including the morning and afternoon commutes. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.