Wet August in Jackson and Snow in Tetons

Meteorologist Jim Woodmencey

It was a much wetter than normal August here in Jackson, as well as in most of Idaho and Wyoming. The Southwestern US from Arizona to Utah was exceptionally wet also.
Early in August it was all about the monsoon, then it was about some cold Low pressure systems the last two weekends, that left behind some decent snowfall in the higher Tetons.

Read all about his past August’s weather in the Mountain Weather column of this week’s Jackson Hole News & Guide.

Some pics of the snow up high in the Tetons from these last two storms below:

These first three are from the first cold storm August 22 to 24, 2014

Black Rock Chimney between Lower & Upper Saddles-Grand Teton.
Photo courtesy of Mike Ruth (August 23)

Looking up Valhalla Canyon at west side of Grand Teton, from Cascade Canyon (August 24)
Photo Jim Woodmencey

Nearing the summit of the South Teton (August 25)
Photo Scott Pedersen

These last three photos are from the second cold storm August 30-31, 2014

On the fixed ropes below the Lower Saddle of the Grand on morning of August 31.
Thse photos all courtesy of David Bowers.

Lower Saddle Exum Hut August 31

Looking North towards the Upper Saddle from Lower Saddle Hut

Post by meteorologist Jim Woodmencey