Click on the image to view the You Tube video of this presentation by meteorologist Jim Woodmencey for the Geologists of Jackson Hole in February of 2023. Introduction: Meteorologist Jim Woodmencey has lived and worked in Jackson Hole since 1982 and has forecast, studied, and written about Jackson Hole’s weather for … Continue reading Weather History of Jackson Hole
News headlines around the globe last week proclaimed that July 4th, 2023, was the hottest day ever recorded on Earth. Some of those headlines read: “Planet’s temp hits new high”, “Earth’s hottest day in recorded history”, “Alert: The hottest week on Earth”. Temperatures apparently broke the record four days in a row, from July … Continue reading Did the Planet really have its Hottest Day Ever? No.
One year ago, we were lamenting about a sub-par winter season. We had a big December for snowfall in 2021, then a lackluster January through March in 2022. Only to get dumped on by one of the snowiest April’s on record. This year the story was a little different, snow started falling in late October … Continue reading Jackson’s Cold and Snowy Winter of 2022-23
The bottom-line for the year 2022 in Jackson, Wyoming was, it ended up much colder, much wetter and much snowier than normal. As a matter of fact, the overall trend for the last seven years now has been leaning in those directions. Below is a full review of all the weather statistics from the Town … Continue reading Jackson Trends Colder, Wetter & Snowier than Normal
Temperatures during the last month of 2022 took quite a roller coaster ride in the Town of Jackson, WY. More than once during the month we experienced temperature swings, both up and down, of over 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Depending on the upper level flow direction at the time, which determined if temps were going up … Continue reading December 2022 Temperature Roller Coaster
November 2022 was the coldest November on record in Jackson, Wyoming. Let me repeat that, to let it sink in, this November was the coldest November Jackson has ever experienced. And that’s saying something, because it happened without breaking a single daily temperature record in November. The month of November was just consistently cold, with … Continue reading Coldest November Ever in Jackson, WY
According to the Glossary of Weather and Climate, Indian Summer is defined as: A time interval in mid or late autumn, of unseasonably warm weather, generally clear skies, sunny but hazy days, and cool nights. At least one killing frost and preferably a substantial period of normally cool weather must precede this warm spell in … Continue reading A Long Indian Summer this October
We are now past the Autumnal Equinox and for the remainder of the fall season the days will be getting shorter and the sun a little lower in the sky as we roll closer to the winter season. That should come as no surprise, as this happens every year around this time. The other thing … Continue reading Winter 2022-23 Outlook
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, … Continue reading Record Rainfall in Jackson from the Monsoon
We’ve heard a lot in recent months about how bad drought conditions are across much of the western United States. As of June 30th, 2022 most of Teton County, Wyoming is still listed in the severe drought category. Considering how green everything looks outside on the First of July, and how much rain we had … Continue reading If it’s so green, how are we in a drought?