January 12, 2013
Rockin’ M Ranch/Rockin’ M Snowmobile Rentals Snow Report Alpine, Jackson Hole Wyoming.
This last five days has been a great storm to bridge the low and high country. The first part of the storm gave us about 12″ in the Valley over a couple of days. Yesterdays storm came in a little warmer than predicted and left the valley with a rain snow mix settling a lot of the new valley snow, but it put some good moisture and base into the lower and mid elevations.
On average most reports are about 2 feet of new snow up high over the last five days. Avalanche danger is high. Below I have pasted the latest reports along with recent snotel depths.
“Very dangerous avalanche conditions exists and an avalanche warning remains in effect. Over two feet of new snow with about 2.5 inches of moisture has fallen since Thursday. Winds gusted to 100 miles per hour overnight.. Last night the Wyoming Department of Transportation used a GazEx unit to trigger a very large slab avalanche in Glory Bowl that ran across the highway on Teton Pass. Todays avalanches are expected to be significantly larger and run farther then those that occurred during the previous two days. With continued snowfall and strong winds in the forecast travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.”
Last five days 12/8 to present 12/12
Targhee Resort 27″ new snow
Blind Bull 42″ now 60″
Afton (Spring Creek) 41″ now 60″
Willow Creek 39″ now 56″
Forecast is for light snow until tomorrow.
Snowing lightly here at the Rockin’ M Cabins.