JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Here comes another winter storm for February. With snow totals for the month already broken, another storm is bearing down on Jackson Hole, hitting late tonight and rolling through the end of Tuesday could make February 2019 the snowiest month in Jackson history.
Saturday night into Sunday, and Sunday night into Monday will see the heaviest snowfall with totals approaching 1-2 feet of snow in town and 2 – 3 feet at upper elevations. The storm is expected to taper off late Tuesday when warmer temps could turn some of that snow into a rain-snow mix on the valley floor.
According to Jim Woodmencey at Mountain Weather – “We are now chasing the next record in line, the second snowiest month ever recorded in Jackson of 47.5 inches, that amount fell in December of 2008 (the snowiest December ever recorded in town). After that, if it falls, the all-time record snowiest month in town was in January 1969, with 56 inches of snow in one month.”
With over 38″ already recorded for the month and another 12″ – 18″ in the forecast with this storm the record is with well within grasp for this February.
Teton County Emergency Management is reminding folks to be prepared: “Brace yourselves, folks. It’s coming. Have plans for you and your family for road closures, have your winter kit in your car, and clear snow from those fire hydrants and natural gas meters.”
Keep tabs on the storm from Buckrail’s Jackson Hole Snow Report dashboard.