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Spring decidedly went out with a pretty big bang this year. Most of Jackson Hole was awakened by the massive thunderclap that rocked the air from East Jackson all the way to Wilson. We also nearly extinguished the drought we were in this spring, with almost double our average monthly rainfal…

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Back in April NOAA’s long-range outlook for the month of May was predicting warmer than normal temperatures across all of Wyoming. So far that has yet to fully materialize here in Jackson.

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Around these parts April and May are typically regarded as the off-season, more unflatteringly referred to as our mud season. But this spring much of the snow in town had melted by the last day of March, followed by an April that was abnormally dry. That weather combo somewhat delayed the on…

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This winter certainly had its ups and downs with snowfall, precipitation and temperatures alike. Trying to characterize the winter of 2020-21 in a just a few words would be futile. Therefore, in this week’s column I’ll review all the data for you so you can see exactly what transpired and ho…

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Our astronomical spring season began this past weekend with the vernal equinox occurring at 3:37 a.m. MDT on Saturday. Almost on cue the weather changed. Unfortunately, it changed back to more winter-like weather, whereas the preceding week actually felt more spring-like, when it was still t…

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Winter so far has been a series of ups and downs. We’ve had a few good dumps of snow interspersed with longer stretches of dry weather followed by alternating brief storms and brief periods of high pressure.

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As the year draws to a close it’s time to reflect upon all that has transpired over the last 12 months. While the coronavirus pandemic created unusual circumstances that affected many aspects of our lives in 2020, one thing it did not affect was the weather. The weather can be unusual all by…

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Winter officially began Dec. 1. The meteorological winter, that is. The calendar winter won’t start for another three weeks, on Dec. 21, with the winter solstice. The reality is, it feels like we have already been in winter mode for two months here in Jackson Hole.

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Over the course of nearly 30 years forecasting the weather in Jackson Hole, I’ve made a few observations. Not just about the weather, but about people’s attitudes toward the weather, especially when it comes to winter weather and snow.