Non-Profit To Crowdfund Weather Stations For GTNP Avalanche Forecasts

Non-Profit To Crowdfund Weather Stations For GTNP Avalanche Forecasts

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Non-Profit To Crowdfund Weather Stations For GTNP Avalanche Forecasts

The Grand Teton National Park Foundation is hoping to crowdfund a series of new weather stations throughout their namesake national park. Currently there are no weather stations in the park and Teton range forecasts are limited to weather stations located at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Grand Targhee, and Teton Pass.

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This close proximity of stations in the southern portion of the range leaves the northern and central portions of the National Park without the appropriate meteorological representation.

The campaign has raised $1,450 of their $25,000 goals and we’re hoping Unofficial readers will give to a good cause and thus keep Teton backcountry skiers and riders that much safer.

Help us source weather data directly from Grand Teton National Park:

  • If we meet our goal by September 1, weather stations will be installed this fall for the 2018-2019 winter season and will integrate into the current BTAC Teton Area forecast
  • Wind and snow stations will be placed in the central part of the range (where there is heavy use by skiers/riders) and in the northern part of the park that will enhance BTAC’s Teton Area forecast
  • Additional data will provide skiers and riders with better information before entering the park’s backcountry

Donate here: Grand Teton National Park Foundation | Forecasting

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