Snowy January for Star Valley and Jackson Hole Areas

Snowy January for Star Valley and Jackson Hole Areas

It has also been a snowy January in Star Valley.  As of the 20th of January the following snowfall totals have been recorded. Smoot 5 SSE          59 inches Star Valley Ranch 58 inches Bedford 3SE          50 inches Thayne                     46 inches Afton                         26 inches Following is the blog by Jackson Hole Meteorologist Alan…

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Snowy Start to 2020 in Western Wyoming

Snowy Start to 2020 in Western Wyoming

The first 2 weeks of January has been particularly snowy over Western Wyoming. The snow packs have shown impressive improvements. The following maps display the percent of normal water content for the 1st of January and the 15th of January.   Following table are daily snowfalls at 3 Star Valley Locations   Star Valley Ranch                                   Thayne                 …

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Next Snow Storm Arrives Monday Night-Winter Weather Advisory

Next Snow Storm Arrives Monday Night-Winter Weather Advisory

  URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 545 AM MST Mon Jan 13 2020 …New round of Snow for the West Tonight through Tuesday Afternoon… .Snow is to increase in coverage and intensity tonight and continue through Tuesday afternoon. Jackson Hole-Star Valley- Including the cities of Jackson, Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, and Thayne 545 AM MST Mon Jan 13 2020 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 PM MST TUESDAY……

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Final Weekend Snowfall Reports

Final Weekend Snowfall Reports

The snowy January of 2020 continues.  Star Valley Ranch has measured 47 inches so far this month while the Alpine station located at the Bull Moose has had 48.5 inches.  The southern end of the valley south of Smoot has totaled 32 inches. At Bedford 3SE total is 38.5 while Afton just has had 20 inches.  With almost 3 weeks remaining in the month and the pattern maintaining a snow threat for the foreseeable future, the monthly snowfall records could…

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Snow Returns Wednesday to Star Valley

Snow Returns Wednesday to Star Valley

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 146 AM MST Tue Jan 7 2020 …More snow for western Wyoming… .Mainly light snow will continue today. After a lull tonight, moderate to occasionally heavy snow will develop before sunrise Wednesday morning and continue on and off into Thursday morning. Star Valley-Salt River and Wyoming Ranges- Including the cities of Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, and Thayne 146 AM MST Tue Jan 7 2020 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT…

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Snowy January 2020 Ahead for Star Valley

Snowy January 2020 Ahead for Star Valley

The first week of 2020 has seen a couple of significant snow events across Star Valley and surrounding areas.  In Star Valley total snowfall from New Years Day until  Monday January 6th ranged from a foot to around two and a half feet.  Star Valley Ranch  accumulated  30 inches  with Thayne  20 inches and Smoot around 17 inches. Unofficial measurements in Alpine have also been  above 2 feet. These amounts would be about normal for the entire month of January,…

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New Years Day Snowfall Totals

New Years Day Snowfall Totals

  Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 340 PM MST Thu Jan 02 2020 …Final Snowfall Amounts for New Year`s Storm… A winter storm impacted western Wyoming to ring in 2020. Snow began falling New Year`s Eve and continued through New Year`s Day. The following are final snow reports for this storm through Thursday morning. Note: Location of reports are referenced from city center. Snowfall reports from SNOTEL (Snow Telemetry) sites are estimated. Location Snowfall Big Horn County……

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Star Valley 2019 Weather Summary

Star Valley 2019 Weather Summary

In a review of 2019 weather in Star Valley, the event that stands out is the extraordinary cold snap the end of October. Temperatures dipped to levels never recorded in October  as was blogged  http://blog.starvalleyweather.com/2019/11/01/october-coldest-on-record/ Even with a particularly dry summer,  precipitation and snowfall for 2019 was generally above normal. Following are the precipitation graphs for Afton and Bedford 3SE. There are three Cocorahs observing locations  that have a history of several years recording both precipitation and snowfall.   Here is…

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Snowy New Years Day

Snowy New Years Day

  National Weather Service Riverton WY 1227 PM MST Mon Dec 30 2019 …Winter storm will impact western Wyoming New Year`s Day… .A strong weather system will move across northwest Wyoming on New Year`s Day, bringing areas of heavy snowfall to western mountain ranges and nearby valleys. The heaviest snowfall will occur during the morning hours Wednesday, but will continue into Wednesday night. Yellowstone National Park-Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains- Jackson Hole-Star Valley-Salt River and Wyoming Ranges- Upper Green River…

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Light Pillars Over Thayne/Bedford Saturday Night

Light Pillars Over Thayne/Bedford Saturday Night

Saturday night and early Sunday morning an unusual natural phenomena was observed in parts of Star Valley.  The combination of very cold temperatures near zero, the development of fog after dark produced what is known as light pillars.  Tammy Neufeld posted a spectacular view of the vertical lines of light  observed over the town of Thayne.   In addition the time lapse video from just south of Bedford captured the scenario of the fog and light pillars developing Saturday night….

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