Snow Followed by Bitter Cold this Weekend

Snow Followed by Bitter Cold this Weekend

National Weather Service Riverton WY 349 PM MDT Fri Oct 23 2020 …Snow to impact Northwest Wyoming followed by Bitter Cold Temperatures… .Weather system will bring snow to northwest and west Wyoming starting late this evening, continuing through the day Saturday, decreasing Saturday night. The snowfall will spread to areas east of the Divide by Saturday afternoon and continue through Sunday morning. Bitter cold temperatures will be in place by late Saturday night and Sunday morning. Star Valley- Including the…

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Winter Weather Coming to Wyoming

Winter Weather Coming to Wyoming

A strong westerly jet stream currently across the northern United States, will  buckle by the end of the coming week which will usher in the first real taste of winter to Wyoming and surrounding states.  The following is a series of 500 mb charts illustrating the forecasted dramatic change in the jet stream.     While the temperatures will remain mild with mostly dry conditions across Star Valley and surrounding areas through mid week, much colder air and snow will…

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Wind Reports for Wednesday October 14 2020

Wind Reports for Wednesday October 14 2020

          The reported wind gusts were for Wednesday October 14 2020. Most notable is the very high wind bulls eye to the east of Afton.  This is based on a report of 110 mph on the top of Mt Coffin in the Wyoming range around 2am Wednesday morning. Undoubtedly many other peaks in the surrounding ranges had winds peaking almost as strong, but Mt Coffin at almost 11,000 feet has the only recording anemometer.  

Star Valley Weather Web Site Tutorial

Star Valley Weather Web Site Tutorial

  Starvalleyweather.com was developed in 2011.  It has been gradually improved over the past 9 years. The primary goal of the web page is to provide the residents of Star Valley Ranch and its surroundings, along with any visitors or interested persons, one stop shopping for all the weather information they may need for a myriad of uses. Star Valley, due to its location with respect to several mountain ranges and in the path of many of the storms that…

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Water Year 2019/2020-Star Valley Precipitation Report

Water Year 2019/2020-Star Valley Precipitation Report

The most recent water year ending on September 30 proved to be generally above normal across Star Valley. Elsewhere in much of Wyoming and surrounding states it was a dry year.  It was a very dry summer throughout the west including Star Valley, however a wet Winter and Spring was the exception for Star Valley.     Looking at just Wyoming, Northern Lincoln County including Star Valley highlights the beneficial precipitation  we received here in Star Valley. Total precipitation  for…

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End of Growing Season Star Valley

End of Growing Season Star Valley

The dramatic  change in Wyoming’s weather which resulted in high winds and snows grand finale was a hard freeze this morning much of the  state.  Here in Star Valley freezing temperatures were reported even at the normally milder locations such as Star Valley Ranch.  The lowest valley temperature reported was the Double L Ranch along the Salt River northwest of Etna with a 19.  The 22 at the official climate station at  Bedford 3se set a record for the date…

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Dramatic Change From Summer to Winter Coming to Wyoming Today and Tuesday

Dramatic Change From Summer to Winter Coming to Wyoming Today and Tuesday

Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 649 AM MDT Mon Sep 7 2020 Yellowstone National Park-Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains- Jackson Hole-Wind River Mountains West-Star Valley- Upper Green River Basin Foothills-Upper Green River Basin- Including the cities of Lake, Mammoth, Old Faithful, Jackson, Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, Thayne, Pinedale, La Barge, Big Piney, and Farson 649 AM MDT Mon Sep 7 2020 …Major Change to Colder Temperatures with some Snow Monday and Monday Night… This is a…

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Red Flag Warning Labor Day Weekend

Red Flag Warning Labor Day Weekend

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 1045 AM MDT Sat Sep 5 2020 Lincoln and Uinta Counties/Lower Elevations- Upper Green River Basin/Rock Springs BLM- Sweetwater County/Rock Springs BLM/Flaming Gorge NRA- East Wind River Mountains/South Shoshone NF- Granite/Green/Ferris/Rattlesnake Mountains- Salt and Wyoming Ranges/West Zone Bridger Teton NF- North Zone Bridger Teton NF and Grand Teton NP- West Wind River Mountains/East Zone Bridger Teton NF- 1045 AM MDT Sat Sep 5 2020 …RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT…

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FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM MDT TUESDAY

FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM MDT TUESDAY

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 549 AM MDT Mon Aug 31 2020 …Freeze Warning Monday night for the lower elevations of Western Wyoming… .A strong cold front that moved through Sunday night will bring freezing temperatures to the lower elevations of western Wyoming Monday night into Tuesday morning. Jackson Hole-Star Valley-Upper Green River Basin Foothills- Upper Green River Basin-South Lincoln County- Including the cities of Jackson, Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, Thayne, Pinedale, La Barge, Big…

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Another Dry Summer at Star Valley Ranch

Another Dry Summer at Star Valley Ranch

It has been another summer when little significant precipitation at Star Valley Ranch.  The most notable weather event for the summer thus far has been the considerable smoke that covered much of the area for several days originating  from the extensive fires in California.  As of August 27th conditions have improved. Due to deadline constraints this blog will cover the period from July 1-August 26th to compare  this year with the past 9 years. The observations are taken in Star…

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