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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Marsh Fire Lightning Strike Caught on Web Cam

Marsh Fire Lightning Strike Caught on Web Cam

    Unusually active thunderstorms moved across the California Coastal area Sunday morning August 16 2020.  The web camera site for Starvalleyweather.com actively monitors and archives around 120 cams mostly in the area of Wyoming. However there are cams on the site including one at The Lick Observatory east of San Jose, California on Mt. Hamilton.  The cam caught what appears the lightning strike which ignited the Marsh Fire as noted above.       Smoke plumes associated with the…

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Teton Village Balloon Accident on August 3 2020 Caused by Micro Burst

Teton Village Balloon Accident on August 3 2020 Caused by Micro Burst

A serious incident involving the Hot Air Balloons  launched near Teton Village occurred around 8 am Monday morning August 3 2020.  From all indications a micro burst accompanying high based convection was the primary mechanism for the sudden winds that impacted the balloons.  While micro bursts are not uncommon during the summer given environmentally  favorable conditions, typically they occur after the ground has heated sufficiently to steepen the lapse rates and enhance the convective potential during the afternoon.  A concern…

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Teton Wilderness Tornado July 21 1987

Teton Wilderness Tornado July 21 1987

Teton Wilderness, WY F4 Tornado – July 21, 1987 Published by Nick Wilkes – William Dunn on July 15, 2020 SPC Stats Path length: 24 miles Width:  2550 yards Fatalities:  0 Injuries:  0 Rating:  F4 County:  Teton A large area of trees blown down in the Bridger-Teton National Forest (US Forest Service). Most people don’t think of tornadoes affecting the state of Wyoming, let alone violent tornadoes. The state averages about 8 to 14 tornadoes per year. They are often weak, short-lived, and…

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Comet Neowise Over Star Valley

Comet Neowise Over Star Valley

Last night(Wednesday) the Comet Neowise was captured on a couple of the Star Valley Weather Cams This is the cam located  north side of Star Valley Ranch looking north toward Alpine     This cam is located 2 South of Bedford looking north toward Star Valley Ranch   View from Jackson Golf across the Tetons   Should be visible again the next few nights based on the following Comet Discussion   How to see Comet NEOWISE Posted by Eddie Irizarry in SPACE | July 16,…

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Spring/June Precipitation Summary-Star Valley

Spring/June Precipitation Summary-Star Valley

Star Valley and much of Lincoln County ended up with a very beneficial Spring with regards to precipitation. Unlike most of  Wyoming,  much of Lincoln County received above normal amounts of precipitation for both June and the 3 Spring months.   Looking back even further the 6 month and 12 month precipitation analysis continues to show that particularly Star Valley has been the one wet area across Wyoming.     The following are the totals observed in Star Valley for…

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