Snowfall broke two daily records in Jackson on Feb. 4 and 5 when a storm unloaded 11 and 10 inches respectively in town.
Combing records that date from 1905, the National Weather Service announced the records for the two dates Wednesday. In addition to accumulating the most snowfalls of any Feb. 4 or 5 in history, the two 2019 dates combined for the fourth largest two-day total in Jackson of 21 inches.
The previous Feb. 4 record was 9.5 inches set in 1976 and the Feb. 5 record was only 3.5 inches set in 1979. The record two-day total occurred when 28 inches fell on Jan. 30-31, 1905, the NWS reported. The Town of Jackson sits at 6,237 feet above sea level.
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Even more snow fell in the mountains during the storm. The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center, a U.S. Forest Service forecasting lab, reported a two-day total for Feb. 4 and 5 of an even three feet. Forecasters measured that accumulation at the 9,580-foot high Rendezvous Bowl weather station at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Daily totals are measured in the morning and record the previous 24 hours of snowfall.
In this photograph, a hillside condominium dweller in Jackson makes her way down to a snowy parking lot and city streets on Feb. 4, the first day of the two-day event.