This report describes the typical weather at the Jackson Hole Airport (Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States) weather station over the course of an average September. It is based on the historical records from 2012 to 2015. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming has a humid subarctic continental climate with cool summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by forests (85%), croplands (9%), grasslands (4%), and lakes and rivers (2%).
The month of September is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 70°F to 58°F over the course of the month, exceeding 77°F or dropping below 51°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of September, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1:25 hours, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 2.8 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is September 30 with 11:47 hours of daylight; the longest day is September 1 with 13:12 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:47am on September 1; the latest sunset is at 7:59pm on September 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:19am on September 30; the earliest sunset is at 7:06pm on September 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in 2015 but it neither starts nor ends in September, so the entire month is in daylight time.
The median cloud cover ranges from 24% (mostly clear) to 34% (mostly clear). The trend is for the sky to be becoming cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 10% from the start to the end of the month.
On September 1, the clearest day of the month, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 75% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 24% of the time.
On September 30, the cloudiest day of the month, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 41% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 58% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around September 3, occurring in 30% of days. Precipitation is least likely around September 15, occurring in 25% of days.
Throughout September, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, light rain, and moderate rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 51% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around September 1, when it is observed during 17% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 22% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around September 2, when it is observed during 6% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 12% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around September 20, when it is observed during 4% of all days.
The likelihood of snow falling is highest around September 30, occurring in 9% of days.
Either snow rarely accumulates at this location in September or snow depth measurements are unavailable or unreliable.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 28% (dry) to 91% (very humid) over the course of a typical September, rarely dropping below 19% (dry) and reaching as high as 99% (very humid).
The air is driest around September 6, at which time the relative humidity drops below 33% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around September 27, rising above 87% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical September, the dew point typically varies from 26°F (dry) to 45°F (dry) and is rarely below 19°F (dry) or above 52°F (very comfortable).
Over the course of September typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 16 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 23 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around September 24, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) occurs around September 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).