Snow on the Way for Star Valley

Snow on the Way for Star Valley

Wednesday morning water vapor image

 

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Riverton WY
300 AM MST Wed Dec 11 2019

WYZ013-023-025-120000-
Jackson Hole-Star Valley-Upper Green River Basin Foothills-
Including the cities of Jackson, Afton, Alpine,
Star Valley Ranch, Thayne, and Pinedale
300 AM MST Wed Dec 11 2019

...Accumulating Valley Snow Expected Thursday and Friday...

A steady stream of Pacific moisture will feed into western
Wyoming Thursday and Friday. Snow and an increasing southerly wind
are expected to impact the western valleys both days...

* SNOW...Moderate to heavy snow. Total accumulations of 4 to 8
  inches with local amounts of 10 to 12 inches.

* WIND...South to southwest wind of 10 to 15 mph will increase
  Thursday night with speeds 15 to 30 mph. This could cause
  blowing and drifting snow, particularly in open areas of Jackson
  Hole.

* WHERE...Jackson Hole, the Star Valley, and around Bondurant. The
  heaviest snow is expected to fall in Grand Teton National Park
  across the north half of Jackson Hole, in the mountain foothills
  on the eastern side of the Star Valley, and from Hoback Canyon
  into Bondurant.

* WHEN...Thursday through Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures may hover at or just above
  freezing for much of the day Thursday, which may hinder snow
  accumulation on the valley floor. There is still uncertainty as
  to how much snow could fall Thursday, but the potential for
  heavy snow certainly exists through Thursday evening. Snowfall
  will decrease in intensity through the day Friday.

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