Wow, what a month! Mother Nature and Old Man Winter have whipped and raged through the valley. Winter storms, driving rain, wind, and snow, more snow. All plant eaters: moose, deer, bison, pronghorn, bighorn sheep are stressed. All carrion eaters and scavengers: wolves, lions, coyotes, eagles, ravens, magpies are dancing the happy dance. By the first week … [Read more...] about February: wettest February on record in Jackson Hole!
Winter 2017 shapes up to be a big one. Snowbanks tower in town. Winds howl. Snow blows. Old man winter descends on Jackson Hole. The deep snow challenges the wildlife as they struggle for sufficient food and travel routes. RAY of white blankets the valley with hardly a twig peaking above the sage flats. Once the snow started to fall in December, it … [Read more...] about January: Record snowfall in Jackson Hole! Old man winter descends on valley with feet of snow! RAY of white
The month of December began and winter arrived. The 60 degree November temperatures felt like a distant past. The month started with a punch and the winter weather closed roads, caused avalanches, accumulated feet of snow and made happy skiers and winter recreationists. You can see by my record below in the “what’s in the woods” section that stormy … [Read more...] about December: Stormy weather makes Jackson Hole skiers happy
November in Jackson Hole has been a dry month. We received early snow in October but it mostly melted. Four inches of snow fell on November 17 but sun and warmer temperatures dominated the month. I can’t really complain with 50 degree temperatures but we are ski town so snow in November keeps the anxiety level low. Both ski resorts, Jackson Hole Mountain … [Read more...] about Nature News: November
The month of October started and ended wet and is characterized by rapid cooling temperatures as summer gives way to fall. On average, the start of the month has highs in the upper fifties and ends with highs in the forties. October daylight decreases by 1.25 hours over the month. On October 31, sunrise was 7:58 AM, sunset 6:15 PM. This October was a bit … [Read more...] about Nature News: October