APRIL FOOLS NON JOKE POWDER FORECAST- POWDER ALERT- WA, ID, WY, MT
Update 4/1/2018 PM report
14 inches fell overnight at Jackson last night at upper elevations (10-midway). Targhee only reported 4 inches this morning with our original forecast in the 3-6 inch range. What happened? We were off significantly for the Jackson range. Bands of moisture got hung up in the Tetons last night under West/SW winds (Favors Teton Pass and areas east) pumping continuous moisture into this area from 5PM Saturday to the early morning hours Sunday. I looked at the snow telemetry from Grand Junction on Saturday afternoon (8 inches fell by the evening) and jumped in my car driving to Idaho Falls (Arrived at 1AM Sunday). Set the alarm for 4:45 AM and caught 1st tram at JHMR. Snow was deep and light at upper elevations and heavier from midway and lower. It was my first Hoback run of the season with good coverage (bumps) up top and still thin in the final 5-10 turns. Needless to say, I am exhausted and this is the 2nd time I have had to write this post (Failed on my first posting).
This morning at Jackson Hole- Photo: Powderchaser Steve