Home » Jackson Hole »State of Wyoming »Teton County »Town of Jackson » Currently Reading:

Severe Weather Week Planned

NOAA

Next week marks the National Weather Service’s “Severe Weather Awareness Week,” and in Wyoming, weather and emergency management officials are urging residents to know the risks, assess their communication capabilities and be prepared to alert their neighbors if necessary.  Severe Weather Meteorologist Chris Jones points out that in addition to tornadoes, hail and damaging winds, the weather service wants people to consider wildfire as the risk of fire once again is rising.  Furthermore, Jones reminds residents of Teton County that while tornadoes here are extremely rare, they are still a possibility. He points to an event in July of 1987 in the Teton Wilderness which is on record as one of the largest tornadoes in the western United States and history’s second highest elevation tornado worldwide.  Jones says, “It did a lot of devastation across that part of the county.” Jones also points to the more common straight-line winds that cause damage here more often than the rotating funnel clouds.  Jones says a test tornado warning will be issued by the National Weather Service April 17th to ensure the alerting capabilities are in place for the storm season ahead.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Torrington Man’s Body Recovered from Hawk Springs Reservoir - September 22, 2014
    The body of James “Jesse” Nelson was recovered from Hawk Springs Reservoir on Saturday by Goshen County Search and Rescue personnel. Wyoming State Parks reports that the 53-year-old Torrington man jumped into the reservoir on September 15 to save an occupant that jumped from his boat into the reservoir for an unknown reason. That person […]
  • New Miss Wyoming USA Crowned - September 22, 2014
    The 2015 Miss Wyoming USA and Miss Wyoming Teen USA Pageants took place Sunday, September 21, at the Casper Events Center in Casper. A large crowd filled the center on Sunday evening for the pageant finals, where the panel of judges selected Caroline Scott of Cheyenne as Miss Wyoming USA 2015, and Payton Sanders of Casper as Miss Wyoming TEEN USA 2015.  Both […]
  • Simple steps can help you get your goat - September 22, 2014
    In Wyoming, antelope hunting is often an afterthought. We tend to focus on elk, and deer are a close second. Not many of us do a whole lot of planning for our antelope hunts. Maybe that’s partly because compared to deer and especially elk, antelope hunting can be pretty easy. As long as you’re not […]
  • Single Vehicle Rollover Kills Rock Springs Woman - September 19, 2014
    A single vehicle rollover on September 11th, at 11:50 p.m., resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise R. Olson of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the truck was traveling south on WY 530 at mile post 15 […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin