Mountain Weather

Skiers, snowboarders and other winter enthusiasts become ecstatic whenever they hear that a winter storm warning has been issued. In their minds that translates directly to “A big dump is on the way.”

With our first winter storm warning of the season being issued last week, right before Christmas, I thought this would be a good time to review the meanings behind all the different types of winter advisories, watches and warnings you might hear as we go through the rest of this winter season.

Jim Woodmencey

Jim Woodmencey

Jim is the chief meteorologist at and has provided a weather forecast for Jackson Hole and the Teton Range for the past 30 years.

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