Ho-Hum describes the weather pattern expected in Star Valley well into the month of February. It was fortunate that the nearby mountains received a couple big storms recently as there is little chance of addition to the snow pack for some time. As of Feb 2 the SNOTEL site at Willow Creek indicated almost normal snow pack had been reached.
Looking ahead at the large scale flow pattern places Star Valley far removed from the storm track for the foreseeable future.
|500 mb forecast Sunday 2/5/12
|500 mb forecast Wednesday 2/8/12
|500 mb forecast Saturday 2/11/12
This quiet weather period should be dominated by sunny days and cold nights. Inversions will dominate the valleys, including Star Valley, with the warmer temperatures in the higher elevations both day and night. With the steadily increasing amount of daytime heating with longer daylight, coldest valley locations should not fall much below zero. Afternoon highs could climb above freezing most days.