On Valentine’s Day 2019, the Town of Jackson Wyoming broke their February snowfall record with a total of 35.3 inches recorded for the month. The old snowfall record for February was 33 inches, for the entire month, in 1978.
Add to that another 3 inches of snow recorded at the Jackson Climate Station on Friday morning Feb. 15th, and the monthly total now stands at 38.3 inches. With this month only half over!
Chasing the All-Time Record Snowfall
With two weeks left in the month, we are now chasing the next record in line, the second snowiest month ever recorded in Jackson of 48.3 inches in January of 1967. Behind that was the 47.5 inches of snowfall in December of 2008 (the snowiest December ever recorded in town).
After that, the all-time record snowiest month in town was in January 1969, with 56 inches of snow in one month.
Mountain Snowfall Impressive Too
At the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the Rendezvous Bowl weather station at 9,580-ft., has recorded 97 inches of snowfall during the first two weeks of February this year (between Feb 1st & 14th, 2019). That is also a record for that time period.
The old record snowfall at Rendezvous Bowl for the first two weeks of February was 92 inches, in February 2017.
This is what it’s been like at JHMR this February, day after day……
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The record snowfall for the month of February in Rendezvous Bowl is 149 inches, also from 2017.
I guess we’re chasing that number now the rest of February 2019!
Post by meteorologist Jim Woodmencey