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.

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He has been a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and also its President. For many years 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.

4 Responses to Season total: 605 inches (Jackson Hole Mountain Resort)

  1. matt bullard says:

    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…

    matt

  2. Rick Hammel says:

    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 says:

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

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

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