Bob Comey http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Huge Avalanches Hit Western States http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/huge-avalanches-hit-western-states <p></p><p>The Rocky Mountain states have experienced avalanche activity in recent weeks that forecasters are calling ‘historic.’</p><p>Wyoming experienced some of its largest avalanches in decades. "These are thirty, fifty, maybe a hundred year events," says Bridger Teton Avalanche Center director Bob Comey.</p><p>The spate of slides culminated this weekend, with avalanches burying several roads and popular trails in the Jackson area.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:50:32 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 54214 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Huge Avalanches Hit Western States Two dead in western Wyoming avalanches http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/two-dead-western-wyoming-avalanches <p>Avalanches killed two skiers from Jackson in western Wyoming yesterday.&nbsp; Elizabeth Gray Benson, 28, was west of Bondurant&nbsp;when an avalanche caught her and carried her into a tree. Nick Gillespie, 30, was in the north end of the Teton Range.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bob </span>Comey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center says significant new snowfall on top of a slick, older base of snow means the risk for avalanches is considerable.</span></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:28:38 +0000 Willow Belden 35848 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Two dead in western Wyoming avalanches Avalanche Center urges caution, even with moderate slide risk http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/avalanche-center-urges-caution-even-moderate-slide-risk <p>Parts of the Bridger-Teton National Forest got more than two feet of snow last week, which led to a considerable risk of avalanches.</p><p>The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center has now reduced the risk to &ldquo;moderate,&rdquo; which means natural avalanches are unlikely but human-triggered avalanches are possible.</p><p>Lead forecaster Bob Comey says avalanches are often a result of people skiing, snowshoing or snowmobiling in the wrong place at the wrong time.</p> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 02:01:42 +0000 Willow Belden 15372 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Avalanche Center urges caution, even with moderate slide risk