JACKSON, WYO – The 2020 Old Farmer’s Almanac is available today, August 27, which just happens to coincide with the one-year anniversary of last year’s late August snowstorm on the top of Rendezvous peak at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
While the extended forecast for Jackson, WY currently has highs in the low 80’s through Friday, it is safe to say “Winter is Coming” and the first snowfall of the year will be here before you know it.
The 2020 Old Farmer’s Almanac is warning that this winter, there’ll be s’no escape from shivers, snowflakes, and slush: “Snowy, icy, and icky” conditions, “wet and wild” periods, and “a parade of snowstorms” will transform the landscape.
“This winter will be remembered for big chills and strong storms bringing a steady roof-beat of heavy rain and sleet, not to mention piles of snow,”
says Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, which was 80.5% accurate in predicting last winter’s wild weather. The 2020 Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for frequent snow events from flurries to no fewer than seven big snowstorms, including two in April for the Intermountain region west of the Rockies.
Long Range Intermountain Region Forecast:
Winter temperatures will be above normal, on average, in the north and below average in central and southern portions of the region, with the coldest periods in mid- to late December and early January and from late January through the first half of February. Precipitation and snowfall will be above normal, with the snowiest periods in mid- to late December, early and late January, early February, and early and late March. April and May will be cooler than normal, with near-normal precipitation. Summer will be slightly cooler and rainier than normal, with the hottest period from late June through early July. September and October will be warmer than normal, with below-normal precipitation.
For many snow sport enthusiasts, this is great news and a friendly reminder that for season pass holders Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s summer sale pricing ends August 31. At Grand Targhee Resort, you have up to September 30 to lock in these discounted season passes.
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