Rain and Snow Totals as of Saturday Evening

Rain and Snow Totals as of Saturday Evening

Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 805 PM MST Sat May 12 2018 Here are updated snow reports from the higher elevations of Western and Central Wyoming from the Snow Telemetry sites through 6 PM MDT. 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 Big Horn County… Bald Mountain Snotel… 1 inch. Fremont County… Hobbs Park Snotel… 14 inches. Cold Springs…

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Springtime in the Rockies

Springtime in the Rockies

After a  few false start, Spring Weather should make a real appearance  across Wyoming/Star Valley and surrounding areas the next couple weeks.  The longer range forecast is calling for above normal temperatures and drier than normal through the middle of May.       Although forecast confidence is less, the indications are that the last half of May will also remain relatively drier and warmer than normal.       The pattern change in the upper jet and storm track…

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Final Snow Totals Tuesday Afternoon

Final Snow Totals Tuesday Afternoon

Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 104 PM MST Tue May 01 2018 Final snowfall totals are in! This quick hitting spring storm produced mostly rain in lower elevations east of the Divide, but quite a few inches of snow fell in the mountains. Reports are from Sunday night, through early this morning. Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers for their dedication. Not all data…

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Rain and Snow Totals Western Wyoming as of Monday Afternoon

Rain and Snow Totals Western Wyoming as of Monday Afternoon

…Here are a few early Snowfall amounts around Western Wyoming Mountains since late last night… Location Snowfall Fremont County… Deer Park Snotel… 12 inches. South Pass Snotel… 9 inches. Townsend Creek Snotel… 5 inches. Cold Springs Snotel… 2 inches. Lincoln County… Kelley Ranger Station Snotel… 7 inches. Salt River Summit Snotel… 4 inches. Willow Creek Snotel… 3 inches. Cottonwood Creek Snotel… 3 inches. Blind Bull Summit Snotel… 2 inches. Spring Creek Divide Snotel… 2 inches. Indian Creek Snotel… 2 inches….

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Visual and Measured Evidence of Current Snow Pack Lincoln County, Wyoming

Visual and Measured Evidence of Current Snow Pack Lincoln County, Wyoming

The new GOES-16 Satellite has several different bands that enable it to detect many different views of the earth.  One particular one that highlights snow and ice is the 1.6 micron band(snow/ice band) The Snow/Ice band is primarily used for daytime snow, ice, and cloud discrimination. At 1.6 μm, it takes advantage of the relatively large difference between the refraction components of water and ice. During nighttime hours, it has a bonus application of detecting fires which can radiate relatively…

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Spring to Make a Serious Appearance the last of April in Star Valley

Spring to Make a Serious Appearance the last of April in Star Valley

Spring is nearly a month  old but Star Valley has had a difficult time  getting with the game as periodic storms continue to cross the area. While Winter was not particularly cold, since January a steady stream of storms have provided beneficial snow and colder than normal temperatures. Following are some precipitation figures from Star Valley Ranch. First 16 days of April 15.5 inches of snow, 2.74 inches of precipitation Since March 1st 51 inches of snow and 5.49 inches…

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Snow and Wind Summary April 13 2018

Snow and Wind Summary April 13 2018

National Weather Service Riverton WY 0547 AM MST Fri Apr 13 2018 …Preliminary Peak Wind Gusts and Snowfall Totals… …Snowfall Totals from Wednesday night through Thursday night… Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official. Note: SnoTELS (Snow Telemetry) are remote sensing sites in high mountain watersheds. Snowfall data from SNOTELS are estimated based on snow water equivalent. Location…

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Next Spring Snow Storm Scheduled for Thursday, Western Wyoming

Next Spring Snow Storm Scheduled for Thursday, Western Wyoming

National Weather Service Riverton WY 224 PM MDT Wed Apr 11 2018 …Winter Returns Once Again to Western and Northern Wyoming Later tonight, Continuing Into Friday… .A strong, relatively wet and windy Pacific storm will bring strong winds and moderate to heavy snow at times to western wyoming starting later tonight. The snow and wind may spread across northern Wyoming Thursday afternoon in the Bighorn mountains then spread into the lower elevations of the north Thursday evening, tapering off in…

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