A cold front crossed Star Valley around midnight Thursday and dropped a quick 1 to over 2 inches of snow. The greatest amount reported was 2.5 inches at both Thayne and Star Valley Ranch. The front was stronger than expected in the southwesterly flow across the area. Skies cleared quickly and made for a beautiful Star Valley morning, Below are pictures taken at Star Valley Ranch.
Temperatures Wednesday were in the 50s. While Thursday afternoon will generally remain in the 40s, by Friday and Saturday 50s are once again expected. The next system and cold front will be pushing across the area Saturday night, however, it now looks like it will not be as potent as earlier expected. The models now suggest it will split with much of the energy passing by to our south.
|500 mb forecast Sunday morning 4/1/12|
Some snow and colder temperatures will accompany the cold front as it passes through. Model timing puts the front across Star Valley by Saturday night.