Red Flag Warning Monday Western Wyoming

Red Flag Warning Monday Western Wyoming

Once again today a Red Flag Warning has been issued for Western Wyoming including Lincoln County and Star Valley for this afternoon and evening.  The following  aerial photo was taken Sunday afternoon looking southeast across Star Valley with Star Valley Ranch in the foreground of the Martin Fire located in the Grey’s River area. URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 143 AM MDT Mon Sep 17 2018 WYZ278-414-416-172200- /O.NEW.KRIW.FW.W.0019.180917T1800Z-180918T0200Z/ Upper Green River Basin/Rock Springs BLM- Salt…

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New Fires in Wyoming Range and Greys River

New Fires in Wyoming Range and Greys River

  Two areas of new fires have erupted this afternoon in northeast Lincoln County near and east of the Greys River drainage.  The map  below depicts the location of the fires as of 3pm   South View From Deadman Mountain Cam 3 pm Sunday September 16 2018   The pyrocumulus  from the southern  of the two fires is being observed from the webcam located in the West Hills west of Afton.     The Geostationary 16 satellite  vividly showed the…

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Red Flag Warning Saturday Western Wyoming

Red Flag Warning Saturday Western Wyoming

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 131 AM MDT Sat Sep 15 2018 Salt and Wyoming Ranges/West Zone Bridger Teton NF- West Wind River Mountains/East Zone Bridger Teton NF- 131 AM MDT Sat Sep 15 2018 … * IMPACTS: Low Humidities and Strong Gusty Winds will create erratic fire behavior with existing fires and new fire starts. * AFFECTED AREA: In West Central WY…Fire Weather Zones 414 and 416. * COUNTIES AFFECTED: In Central WY…Fremont. In…

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Review of 2018 Star Valley Summer Weather with A Look Ahead to Fall

Review of 2018 Star Valley Summer Weather with A Look Ahead to Fall

Star Valley experienced a warm and drier than normal 2018 summer. Typically the 3 month period of June July and August total an average of about 4 and 1/2 inches of rain. At Star Valley Ranch  this summer 2.48 inches fell, mostly in June with a 2 month period from June 20-August 20 when there was less than a tenth of an inch measured. Following are the  summer rainfall totals for the past 8 years at Star Valley Ranch. 2018 …

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Summer Showers Finally Reach Star Valley

Summer Showers Finally Reach Star Valley

After a very dry two months an upper air disturbance initiated widespread showers and thunderstorms across Star Valley Wednesday.  Small hail  was reported with up to the size of dimes reported in the Turnerville during one of the stronger storms around 3pm. The storms did reduce some, the smoke across the valley, but unfortunately this is only temporary as the smoke sources are the many fires still active upstream from Wyoming.   The precipitation from Wednesday’s showers was general over…

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Star Valley Summer Remains Dry and Warm

Star Valley Summer Remains Dry and Warm

With school beginning  this week, the summer is drawing to a close.  Thus far the Star Valley summer months have seen very little precipitation with persistent warm days and typically cool nights. Since the 1st of July only a few showers have been experienced  with little effect on what has been a very dry two months through the middle of August.  Star Valley Ranch has measured just .18 since June 20th and as of Friday the 17th only a trace…

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Summer Heat Peaked in Star Valley Saturday

Summer Heat Peaked in Star Valley Saturday

This Saturday saw temperatures climb to levels not seen in quite some time across Western Wyoming and Southeast Idaho including Star Valley.   Following is a map of the maximum temperatures across the area for Saturday afternoon. A large upper high has parked right over Wyoming on Saturday, resulting in the warm to hot temperatures, nearly clear skies and light winds.     Some notable highs were reached at some of the local weather stations Saturday Afternoon. Maximum at Etna…

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End of Growing Season in Coldest Star Valley Locations

End of Growing Season in Coldest Star Valley Locations

Temperatures dipped to below freezing in the typically coldest Star Valley locations this Saturday morning. The weather station along the Salt River in the Double L Estates northwest of Etna bottomed out at 30F at sunrise.     The growing season for unprotected frost sensitive vegetation at this locations was just 31 days in 2018.  The previous below freezing temperature was 29F on July 4th.  While freezing temperatures likely occurred at other typically cold valley locations such as Auburn,  it…

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