Originally Posted by ssh
The snow is really "interesting" again this year. Like last year, when Utah got pounded and Montana had nothing, we're doing great in the central mountains (30% above average) while the southern mountains are 70% below average. Weird.
Just to add to the discussion.
We're not complaining here in Jackson Hole. We've had 214" so far, which is slightly ahead of "normal". The skiing is great and everyone is in a good mood.
The weather swings we've had have been unbelievable. We started December with very little snow below below 8,000' elevation. The first week of December, we got pounded with about 40" of snow that made everything far better. Then we went into a two-week, COLD, dry period where temps got down to minus 35F.
When the cold snap ended, we went from 35 below to 45 above in about a day and a half. The snowpack started MELTING! In DECEMBER?!?!
Less than 24 hours later, it started snowing. And snowing, and snowing, and snowing.
If you just look at snowfall amounts, we've had a pretty "normal" season so far. If you look at what the weather has done in getting to "normal", nobody around here can remember such wild fluctuations.
Does anyone still seriously believe that SOMETHING crazy isn't going on with the weather?