Mountain Weather: Lightning Safety | June 26

Mountain Weather: Lightning Safety | June 26

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Thursday, June 26th | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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 Woodmency 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 and his forecast can also be heard on local radio stations, 92.3 & 103.7 FM. 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. Pre-registration is requested for both courses as space is limited. Courses are held in the Teton County/Jackson Recreation Center Meeting Room.

Fee:  $12 per person