June 2019 Weather Summary- Star Valley

June 2019 Weather Summary- Star Valley

June 2019 was a more typical weather month for Star Valley with near to a little above normal rainfall and near average temperatures. Looking at the state of Wyoming as a whole it was a little drier and cooler than normal.   The distribution of precipitation across Star  Valley ranged from almost 3 inches at the Double L Ranch along the Salt River northwest of Etna to a little overr an inch near Thayne. There remains a lack of official…

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Summary of the Beginning of Summer Cold Snap

Summary of the Beginning of Summer Cold Snap

Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 829 AM MDT Sat Jun 22 2019 An unseasonably chilly airmass settled into Western and Central Wyoming for the last couple of days. Subfreezing temperatures occurred during the last two mornings, mainly in the mountains of Western and Central Wyoming, as well as in the the far west valleys and basins of Western Wyoming. However, some subfreezing temperatures also occurred at other lower elevation sites east of the Continental Divide as well….

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Freeze Warning Tonight Star Valley

Freeze Warning Tonight Star Valley

…Cold front will bring freezing temperatures to western Wyoming overnight… .A Canadian cold front will push through the area late tonight resulting in below freezing temperatures after midnight through Friday morning. Jackson Hole-Star Valley- Including the cities of Jackson, Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, and Thayne 114 PM MDT Thu Jun 20 2019 …FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM MDT FRIDAY… The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Freeze Warning, which is in effect…

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Summer Officially Arrives Friday June 21st-Be Patient in Star Valley!

Summer Officially Arrives Friday June 21st-Be Patient in Star Valley!

At 9:54 am MST Friday June 21st summer officially arrives in Star Valley as well as the remainder of the Northern Hemisphere.  However it will be more like an April Fools joke in Star Valley and surrounding areas as temperatures Friday afternoon will be some 15-20 degrees below the normal.  There will also be the potential for some local near freezing temperatures by Saturday morning in some of the colder valley locations of Western Wyoming. The culprit is the forecast…

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Freezing Temperatures Cover Western Wyoming Sunday Morning-June 9 2019

Freezing Temperatures Cover Western Wyoming Sunday Morning-June 9 2019

Video of the cold sunrise from Star Valley Ranch area viewing northward toward Etna Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 859 AM MDT Sun Jun 9 2019 A strong cold front invaded Western and Central Wyoming during this weekend. Besides delivering significant snowfall for this time of year to portions of Far Western Wyoming on Friday night and Saturday, frigid sub freezing temperatures were experienced across much of the area this morning once skies cleared and winds diminished,…

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Snowfall Totals June 8 2019

Snowfall Totals June 8 2019

National Weather Service Riverton WY 0521 PM MDT Sat Jun 08 2019 …Estimated Snowfall Totals for Friday night and Saturday… A late spring storm brought snow across the northwestern mountains of Wyoming, and even a bit to the valley floor in Jackson Hole. Below are preliminary snowfall amounts for Friday night and Saturday. Note: SnoTELS (Snow Telemetry) are remote sensing sites in high mountain watersheds. Snowfall data from SNOTELS are estimated based on snow water equivalent. Location Snowfall Lincoln County……

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Hard Freeze Star Valley Tonight

Hard Freeze Star Valley Tonight

The unseasonably cold air mass that spread across Western Wyoming overnight deposited several inches of snow in the higher mountains and flurries in Star Valley as well.  Flurries are continuing today across the valley as can be seen in the views from the Afton and Bedford respectively,     Skies will clear early tonight as high pressure moves in resulting in temperatures dropping below freezing by midnight much of Star Valley.  Temperatures will bottom out in the colder valley locations…

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Thursday Afternoon and Evening includes Star Valley

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Thursday Afternoon and Evening includes Star Valley

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 337 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 155 PM MDT Thu Jun 6 2019 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Southeast Idaho Western Central and Northern Utah Western Wyoming * Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 155 PM until 1100 PM MDT. * Primary threats include… Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches…

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Another Wet Month

Another Wet Month

May 2019 was another wet month with well above normal rainfall across all of Star Valley.  Over the past 3 months the total precipitation has averaged well above normal as shown on the map below:   The one obvious exception was the Big Piney region which has been very dry with less than 1 inch of precipitation so far in 2019. For the month of May 2019 Star Valley and nearby areas again have been wet.  The following map shows…

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Evening Downburst Clouds Traverse Star Valley

Evening Downburst Clouds Traverse Star Valley

High based convection moved northward along the east side of Star Valley this evening.  They displayed the classic downburst characteristics particularly as they moved from the Turnerville/Bedford area northward. The strongest observed wind gusts was just 26 mph at Star Valley Ranch.  Likely localized stronger gusts occurred but the time of day after peak heating lessened stronger winds reaching the surface. The following animated cams were able to track the cloud feature as it moved northward:   West Hills Afton…

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