Mountain Weather

GeoColor Satellite Image from August 6 showing the flow of monsoon moisture from earlier this month.

In the first two weeks of August alone the town of Jackson received nearly 2.5 times its average precipitation for the entire month of August. The majority of that rain came in a matter of a few days — unfortunately during the first two weekends of the month.

From Aug. 1 through Aug. 14 the Jackson Climate Station had recorded 2.85 inches of rain. That’s a lot when you consider Jackson’s long-term average rainfall in August is 1.20 inches.

Jim Woodmencey is the chief meteorologist at and has been forecasting the weather in Jackson Hole and the Teton Range for over 30 years.

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