Jackson Hole Weather Friday December 6, Dec 6, 2019

Mostly cloudy skies early today will give way to mostly sunny skies this afternoon with highs in the mid-30s in the valley.  Lows tonight will fall into the low-20s under partly cloudy skies.  Attention then turns to the storm system arriving this weekend.  On Saturday, expect increasing clouds and dry conditions through much of the day with highs in the mid-30s in the valley, though we could see the first snowflakes arrive by late in the day.

The main round of snow will arrive Saturday evening and continue through early Sunday evening, with snow falling heavily at times.  Total snow amounts Saturday-Sunday will range from 8-15″ in the Tetons with Sunday offering the best skiing conditions.  In the Jackson Hole valley, snow amounts will range from 2-5″ with lows Saturday night in the upper-20s and highs Sunday in the mid-30s.

Colder and drier conditions can be expected early next week in the wake of this storm.

Alan Smith, Meteorologist, JacksonHoleSnowForecast.com.

Current Weather

light rain
36° Temp
19 MPH S Wind

Raymer Plot

2" 24 Hour
31" Depth
79" Total

Rendezvous Bowl Plot

2" 24 Hour
38" Depth
93" Total

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

36° Base
2" 24 Hour
2" 48 Hour
38" Depth
93" Total

Grand Targhee Resort

36° Temp
2" 24 Hour
2" 48 Hour
42" Depth
83" Total
Elevation Morning Rating Afternoon Rating
High Elevations (9,000´-10,500´) 3-CONSIDERABLE 3-CONSIDERABLE
Mid Elevations (7,500´-9,000´) 3-CONSIDERABLE 3-CONSIDERABLE
Low Elevations (6,000´-7,500´ 1-LOW 1-LOW
General Avalanche Advisory
New snow and winds will be increasing the avalanche hazard at the mid and upper elevations. Strong southwest winds and new snow are further loading buried layers of faceted snow. Large persistent slab avalanches are likely to be triggered by the weight of a single person, could be triggered remotely and may release naturally. At the highest elevations, new wind slabs are forming on leeward aspects and could be sensitive to human triggers. Once triggered these fresh surface slabs could step down to buried weak layers. Monitor conditions for increasing hazard. Excellent terrain evaluation and route selection skills, a comprehensive understanding of the distribution of persistent weak layers and conservative terrain choices are essential for safe travel in avalanche terrain. Avalanches are unlikely at the lower elevations.
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Jackson WY, Weather Forecast

Sun - 09:00:00 PM snow34°
Mon - 12:00:00 AM snow31°
Mon - 03:00:00 AM snow28°
Mon - 06:00:00 AM light snow14°
Mon - 09:00:00 AM clear sky
Mon - 12:00:00 PM clear sky
Mon - 03:00:00 PM few clouds
Mon - 06:00:00 PM broken clouds18°
Mon - 09:00:00 PM light snow22°
Tue - 12:00:00 AM light snow14°
Tue - 03:00:00 AM overcast clouds12°
Tue - 06:00:00 AM overcast clouds12°
Tue - 09:00:00 AM light snow12°
Tue - 12:00:00 PM light snow13°
Tue - 03:00:00 PM light snow12°

Buckrail is providing this data to the best of our ability from the following data sources: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort snow report, Grand Targhee Resort Snow Report and the Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center. Buckrail is not responsoible for the accuracy of data on this page.