February 27, 2019 Alpine, WY Snow Report Rockin’ M Ranch
We are in the fourth day of another wet storm. The first day we picked up another 6″ in the valley. The last couple days have been a rain/snow mix not really accumulating much. In the meantime the mountains continue to get hammered. SNOTEL sites seem to be settling quickly as the heavier snow sits upon the dry snow from the last storm, therefore it is difficult to get an accurate read on the amount of new snow. Most sites now have between 70-80 inches on the stick. The snowpack went from 105% to 114% in the Snake River drainage this last week. Targhee ski resort is reporting 24″ in the last 48 hours and Jackson hole resort 31″.
The avalanche danger is high.
General Avalanche Advisory
An avalanche warning remains in effect. Conditions are still very dangerous. Up to 20 inches of snow with 2 inches of moisture has fallen in favored areas since Saturday. Temperatures will be warmer today and did not drop below freezing at the lowest elevations overnight. Very large avalanches could release naturally. Large human triggered avalanches are likely. Large, destructive avalanches could run full path though mature trees and well out into run out zones. Dangerous wet slides are possible in the river canyons and could impacts roadways. Roof slides are a serious concern. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.