Jackson, WY received a record amount of rainfall from Friday morning August 5th to Saturday morning August 6th when 0.80 inches of rain fell in that 24 hour period.
The previous one-day rainfall record on that date (measured on August 6th) was 0.54 inches from August 6th, 1993. The summer of 1993, by the way, was the coldest and wettest summer in Jackson’s weather history.
Rain continued through the day and into the evening on Saturday, adding another 0.74 inches of rain, measured on Sunday morning of August 7th. That one-day total did not beat the old record for that date, which was a whopping 1.16 inches that fell in a 24-hour period back in 2007.
According to the data from the Jackson Climate Station, the total rainfall for the two days was 1.54 inches, all of which fell in about a 36-hour period from this big surge of monsoon moisture.
Courtesy of the Monsoon
On the satellite image below that monsoon moisture stretched across most of Nevada, northern Utah, western Wyoming and Southwest Montana.
Already a Wetter Than Normal August
Posted Sunday August 7th, 2022 by Meteorologist Jim Woodmencey