Saturday, December 8, 2012

Deepest Snowpack in 15 years!

Update this morning to yesterday's post:  With  a foot of new snow at around the 9,500-ft. elevation the last 24 hours, the settled snow depth at the bottom of Rendezvous Bowl at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is now deeper than it has been on this date (Dec. 8th) in the last 15 years, with a  61 inch depth reported, that's a solid 5 feet!

We just surpassed early December 2010 snowdepths (59 inches). You would have to go back as far as Decemeber 1996 to find a deeper snowpack on this date ( 73 inches).

Total snowfall so far this season recorded at the Rendezvous Bowl weather station is 124 inches. Still shy of the total from 2010 on this date (160 inches), but well above the average for this date (104 inches). And far and above last winter's start with just 87 inches, and only 28 inches of settled snow depth on December 8, 2011.

AND.......the valley got around 3 inches of snow overnight, as well. That should guarantee a White Christmas for Jackson Hole.

Gotta go skiing now......because that foot of snow is all light density stuff!!

Posted by Jim Woodmencey

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