Looks as if Jackson has not yet had its final powder of the season. The forecast called for 5″ in the mountains and 2″ in the valley. The storm began about 2 hours ago after an extremely windy night and morning – the result has so far been about 4″ outside the door with no signs of stopping as well as the road north being closed at this time. Tune in for the early morning snow report from @jhplowman on twitter.
WEATHER ALERT FOR TETON COUNTYWinter Weather Advisory issued March 17 at 4:17PM MDT until March 17 at 9:00PM MDT by NWSHEAVY SNOW SHOWERS TO CONTINUE IN THE WEST AND BIGHORN MOUNTAINS THIS EVENINGA MOIST AND UNSTABLE NORTHWEST FLOW ON THE BACK SIDE OF A COLD TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO BRING PERSISTENT MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS TO THE WEST INTO THIS EVENING. THIS COLD AND UNSTABLE NORTHWEST FLOW WILL BRING SNOW TO THE BIGHORN RANGE THROUGH TONIGHT ALONG WITH AREAS OF STRONG NORTHWEST WIND WITH SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING.* SUMMARY AND TIMING…BANDS OF HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING…GRADUALLY DIMINISHING AFTER 9 PM. HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS HAVE RESULTED IN A QUICK 6 INCHES OF SNOW IN ALTA AND AT THE TOP OF THE TETON RANGE THIS AFTERNOON.* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 5 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS. 4 TO 9 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS ON WESTERN FACING SLOPES.* WIND AND VISIBILITY…WEST TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH IN THE VALLEYS AND UP TO 55 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS…BECOMING NORTHWEST THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. VISIBILITY WILL BE REDUCED TO UNDER ONE HALF MILE IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.
* IMPACTS…ROADS AND PASSES…INCLUDING TETON AND TOGWOTEE PASSES…WILL BE SLICK…SNOW PACKED AND ICY MAKING DRIVING HAZARDOUS. HIGHWAY 191 REMAINED CLOSED DUE TO WINTER CONDITIONS BETWEEN MOOSE AND MORAN JUNCTION AT 4 PM.