Updated Winter Season Snowfall Totals

 

As we head through the middle of April, each day that passes makes chances less and less likely for a measurable snowfall. In fact, since the National Weather Service Office in Jackson has been keeping records (1981-Present) there have only been 4 times that measurable snowfall has fallen after April 14th. A tenth of an inch of snow was measured on April 18th, 1983, nine tenths of an inch of snow was measured on April 17th, 2001, and 1.2 inches of snow fell on April 24th, 2005. Measurable snowfall has only fallen once in the month of May since 1981. On May 7th, 1989 1 inch of snow was measured. There have been 13 other days after April 14th where at least a Trace of snowfall was measured. 

As we shift focus from winter to spring, we'll take one last look at the Winter season of 2008-2009 snowfall totals. It was an eventful season, and ended up being the 5th snowiest season on record at Jackson with 35 inches of the white stuff. That is 13.3 inches above the average of 21.7 inches for a year. The last time at least 35 inches of snow fell at Jackson, was the 1995-1996 season when a little over 60 inches fell. The graphs below illustrate how far above average snowfall each month experienced and snowfall totals for each season that records have been kept since 1981. If the 1981-Present Jackson WFO climatology holds true, there is a 0.6% chance of a measurable snowfall (>0.1") still occurring this season, and a 2% chance of at least some snow (Trace) falling. 

 

 

 



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