Lightning Safety Course
This course provides information how thunderstorms develop, what to watch for during the day as clouds develop and the early warning signs of thunderstorms. Meteorologist Jim Woodmencey will discuss some facts and myths about lightning while providing vital information on how to avoid, or at least reduce your chances of, being struck by lightning in the backcountry.
Jim has been forecasting the weather in Jackson Hole and the Teton Mountains for more than 20 years. He is the chief meteorologist at mountainweather.com where you can find his daily weather forecast as well as a variety of other weather maps and information. As a former climbing ranger in Grand Teton National Park and ski guide for High Mountain Heli Skiing, Jim understands how important weather is to the backcountry user.
Date: May 31
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Location: Teton County Search and Rescue Hangar
Age: All Ages
Register: register at www.backcountryzero.com/events