Christmas In July? Low-Pressure System Brings Rare Snow To The Tetons

Jul 29, 2015

Operators stopped the aerial tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort due to the unusual July snow.
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A low pressure system that moved through Wyoming Monday brought some strange weather, including strong winds statewide and snow in the upper elevations in the Tetons.

Gusts nearing 70 miles per hour were recorded in the Jackson area, and windy conditions fueled wildfires in Natrona and Sweetwater Counties.

Dave Lipson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Riverton, says this kind of weather is more typical of September or October.

"Kind of standalone anomaly, we’re going to get back into a period of high pressure, hot dry sunny weather in the next several days," he says.

Several trailers were destroyed by winds in the Big Horn Mountains, but no injuries, fatalities, or missing persons have been reported due to the weather.