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?
The latest long-range outlook for the summer season from NOAA is out, and it shows that the Jackson Hole area should have warmer and drier conditions for June, July and August. At first glance, that might seem like ominous news, as far as drought conditions and fire danger are concerned. Although, when you dig a … Continue reading Will it be a hot, dry summer, or not?
Jackson Wyoming just experienced one of the coldest and snowiest Aprils in the last 100 years. It all began with a precipitous drop in temperatures, following a high temperature of 62 degrees on April 8th, 2022, four days later, the high on April 12th was only 26 degrees. That broke the record for the minimum … Continue reading One of Jackson Hole’s Coldest & Snowiest Aprils
To say we had a sub-par winter this year, might be an understatement. It started late, finished early, and wasn’t as snowy as you may have become accustomed to, especially if you’ve been around Jackson Hole the last seven years or so. Rarely though do a few words tell the whole story. So, I’ll review … Continue reading Winter 2021-22: Low Snow and Slightly Colder
Spring officially began in the Northern Hemisphere back on March 20th, the Vernal Equinox. This marks the moment in time when the sun was directly overhead at the Equator, providing 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness for most of our planet. Our Seasons are tied to the tilt of the earth and … Continue reading Daylight Saving Time All the Time?
Here are the updated outlook maps for this winter, heading into 2022. These are from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center and were updated in mid-December 2021 and are the most current outlooks for temperatures and precipitation for the period January through March 2022 for the USA. Temperature Outlook: January-March 2022 Precipitation Outlook: January-March 2022 This update … Continue reading Winter Outlook into 2022
The first hints of fall weather have begun to arrive in the Rockies, and while the Autumnal Equinox is still a week away, I thought it was time to take a look at what might be in store for winter season, 2021-22. I live in Jackson Hole, WY where the zest for snow never seems … Continue reading The Early Outlook for Winter 2021-22