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
There has been much talk around Jackson Hole the past few weeks about the drought, the rising fire danger and how this summer is shaping up to be just like the Summer of 1988, when Yellowstone had 800,000 acres scorched by wildfires. Those fears have some validity, however, every summer’s fire season shapes up differently. … Continue reading Hot, Dry Start to Summer is Not Good for Fires
Jackson Hole, WY was looking at a dry spring with well below normal precipitation in both March and April 2021. Early May brought some rain and snow, but it was really the 8-day period between May 18th and 26th that saved the day. May ended up well above normal in the precipitation department and brought … Continue reading Jackson Hole Spring 2021 Weather Re-Cap
The astronomical spring season officially began in the Rockies with the Vernal Equinox that occurred at 3:37 a.m. MDT on Saturday March 20th. It is that time of year when warm, sunny days can lull you into a bout of spring fever only to be squashed by a return to a stretch of winter-like conditions. … Continue reading The Arrival of Spring