Season total: 605 inches (Jackson Hole Mountain Resort)

Season total: 605 inches. Jackson Hole News and Guide.

Although this is a local story relevant to the Tetons of Wyoming, this winter has been the hardest, especially in terms of precipation, for a long time in most of the Northern Rockies.

This has taken its toll on wintering ungulates in places, but if the wet weather trend continues, it will greatly benefit them after years of drought.






  1. matt bullard Avatar
    matt bullard

    And this no doubt will be seized upon by the science detractors/reality deniers of yet another example of the great hoax/farce of global warming…


  2. Rick Hammel Avatar
    Rick Hammel

    Steamboat had 489″ a new record by 42″. However, the ski area has a number of dead trees caused by mountain pine beetle, a good indicator of climate change. Go figure!

  3. vicki Avatar

    Recent Greeley Tribune commentaries are boasting a great hoax. Al Gore jokes are abounding. Too bad they don’t look beyond this.

  4. Ralph Maughan Avatar

    It just snowed at Chico, Montana. Global warming has surely ended! 😉


Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan’s Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of “Hiking Idaho.” He also wrote “Beyond the Tetons” and “Backpacking Wyoming’s Teton and Washakie Wilderness.” He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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