Home » Grand Teton National Park »Greater Yellowstone »Jackson Hole »KJAX 93.3FM »KMTN 96.9FM »KSGT ESPN »KZJH 95.3FM »Lincoln County »State of Wyoming »Sublette County »Teton County » Currently Reading:

Avalanche Conditions Serious

avalanche danger

The winter weather that swept into Jackson Hole yesterday not only snarled traffic, causing a host of slide-offs and fender-benders, but it also set up very serious avalanche conditions.  Lead Avalanche Forecaster for the Bridger-Teton National Forest Bob Comey says the development of this storm couldn’t have made for worse conditions. Comey says the storm began with light, dry snow which does not bond well with the snow on which it falls.  Then the storm began dropping heavy wet snow.  The combination is what Comey calls “a cookbook recipe for avalanches.”  Furthermore, Comey says the winds accompanying the storm have loaded the snow onto levered aspects, intensifying the loading there.  To say the least, Comey says the avalanche danger at all levels should not be taken lightly, even by the very experienced skier. Those planning on traveling in the mountains of the region outside commercial ski areas should carefully check the most recent report from the avalanche reporting service, and Comey even suggests maybe consider something else for the next few days and possibly through the weekend.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • If you’re going to hunt rabbits, this is your year - October 2, 2014
    The rabbit populations in the state are going crazy. I have a degree in zoology, so I feel I’m qualified to estimate the number of cottontails hopping around Wyoming. My best estimate is zillions. OK, so maybe my methods for determining the rabbit numbers aren’t exactly scientific. But there are a lot of ‘em. There […]
  • Colder Today With Rain Showers And Mountain Snow - October 1, 2014
    A cold front and weather system will push through the state of Wyoming early today.  Scattered rain showers will be possible statewide across lower elevations, but the best chance will be in northern and southeastern Wyoming.  Rain showers could become heavy at times, especially in southeastern parts of the state in the afternoon and evening.  […]
  • Today’s a big day for hunters in Wyoming - October 1, 2014
    If you’re really serious about hunting, you’re probably not listening to this. Depending on where you are in the state, the sun’s either up already or sunrise isn’t far away. If you’re a die-hard hunter, you’re probably already hunkered down in a field waiting for the geese to come in, out in the timber trying […]
  • Not all bad news in judge’s decision to relist wolves - September 30, 2014
    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]

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