JACKSON, Wyo. — Heavy winds Monday night from a storm caused damage to several areas around Jackson. The storm also brought in a 40-degree temperature drop in 3 1/2 hours, heavy rain, lightning, damaging winds, and a rare early September accumulating snowfall for the valley.
A strong cold front arrived from the north on Monday afternoon and a rapid temperature drop followed. The temperature at the Jackson Hole Airport fell from 75 at 3:50 p.m. to 34 at 7:15 p.m. — a 41-degree temperature drop in less than three and a half hours!
According to Lower Valley Energy, power was lost in several areas around Jackson from the heavy wind gusts.
Winds were strong throughout the night with 40-50 mph gusts reported at the Jackson Hole Airport. Reports of damage and downed trees throughout the valley suggest that localized gusts were much higher in some areas.
Snow at this time of the year in the Tetons and surrounding mountain ranges is far from uncommon, but early September snow in the Jackson Hole valley is quite rare — especially accumulating snow.
Unseasonably cold temperatures on Tuesday will give way to a warming trend and a quiet stretch of weather for the foreseeable future after last night’s excitement.
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