Preliminary December 17 Snowfall Totals

Preliminary December 17 Snowfall Totals

Riverton Forecast Office has compiled a list of snowfall reports for the storm that moved across western Wyoming on Monday December 17 2012.  Some of these reports were made earlier in the day and do not represent the storm totals.

December 17 – Preliminary Snowfall Totals Across Western Wyoming

A potent winter storm moved into western Wyoming early Monday and produced snowfall across a wide swath of the region into early Monday evening.  The heaviest snow fell in the Salt and Wyoming ranges where automated stations provided estimates of one to two feet.  The Teton Range and southern Yellowstone National Park generally received between 12 and 18 inches of fresh snow.
In addition to the snow, strong, gusty wind was noted on both sides of the Continental Divide Monday.  Wind speeds in the mountains were routinely measured at 30 to 50 mph with higher gusts between 70 and 80 mph at the height of the storm Monday morning.  An automated observing station at the Casper airport registered a 59 mph gust at 12:39 p.m., while a top speed of 58 mph was measured at the Rock Springs airport at 3:05 p.m.  Strong wind gusts were also measured in southeast Fremont and southwest Natrona counties, where gusts ranging from 58 to 72 mph were recorded Monday morning.
Following are the 24-hour snowfall totals ending at 7 p.m. MST on Monday.  The table is delineated by county.  Thank you to our spotters who called, emailed, and posted on Facebook to assist us by providing snowfall reports.

24-hr Snowfall Totals Ending 7 PM Monday

County Station Name Snowfall
Big Horn Shell Creek Snotel 3
Big Horn 26 E Lovell 1.5
Big Horn Otto 0.25
Fremont Deer Park Snotel 12
Fremont South Pass Snotel 10
Fremont 4 ENE South Pass City 9
Fremont Burroughs Creek Snotel 8
Fremont Hobbs Park Snotel 7
Fremont Little Warm Snotel 5
Fremont St. Lawrence Alt Snotel 5
Fremont Cold Springs Snotel 5
Fremont Brooks Lake Lodge 4
Fremont Townsend Creek Snotel 3
Fremont Castle Creek Snotel 3
Hot Springs Owl Creek Snotel 2
Johnson Bear Trap Meadow Snotel 3
Johnson Hansen Sawmill Snotel 2
Johnson Cloud Peak Reservoir Snotel 2
Lincoln Indian Creek Snotel 25
Lincoln Blind Bull Summit Snotel 23
Lincoln Spring Creek Divide Snotel 20
Lincoln Kelley Ranger Station Snotel 20
Lincoln Willow Creek Snotel 19
Lincoln Cottonwood Creek Snotel 16
Lincoln Hams Fork Snotel 16
Lincoln Alpine 15
Lincoln Salt River Summit Snotel 14
Lincoln Blind Bull Summit 12
Lincoln Osmond 12
Lincoln Commissary Ridge 12
Lincoln Box Y Ranch 9
Lincoln Fairview 9
Lincoln Star Valley Ranch 8
Lincoln 3 W Afton 8
Lincoln 5 NNE Thayne 11
Lincoln 2 SE Thayne 8
Lincoln Auburn 6
Lincoln 5 SSE Smoot 5
Lincoln Cokeville 4
Lincoln Kemmerer 4
Lincoln 10 W Kemmerer 3.3
Lincoln Cokeville 3
Park Blackwater Snotel 18
Park Younts Peak Snotel 9
Park Marquette Snotel 8
Park Beartooth Lake Snotel 8
Park Kirwin Snotel 8
Park Evening Star Snotel 6
Park Pahaska 4
Park Wolverine Snotel 3
Park Cody 3
Park Timber Creek Snotel 3
Sublette Triple Peak Snotel 19
Sublette Loomis Park Snotel 14
Sublette Snider Basin Snotel 13
Sublette Bondurant 12
Sublette Elkhart Park G.S. Snotel 12
Sublette Big Sandy Opening Snotel 10
Sublette Larsen Creek Snotel 10
Sublette Kendall Ranger Station Snotel 10
Sublette Pocket Creek Snotel 10
Sublette Gunsite Pass Snotel 9
Sublette East Rim Divide Snotel 9
Sublette New Fork Lake Snotel 7
Sublette 1 N Pinedale 6
Sublette Cora 5
Sublette Pinedale 5
Sublette 2 SE Daniel 4
Sublette Snider Basin 4
Sublette 14 NW Pinedale 3.1
Sublette Marbleton 3
Sweetwater 1 E Rock Springs 1
Sweetwater Green River 1
Sweetwater Rock Springs 0.5
Teton Phillips Bench Snotel 17
Teton Jackson Hole-Raymer 16
Teton Granite Creek Snotel 16
Teton Grassy Lake Snotel 14
Teton Jackson Hole-Rendezvous Bowl 13
Teton Base Camp Snotel 13
Teton Jackson Hole-Mid 13
Teton Jackson Lake 12
Teton Gros Ventre Summit Snotel 11
Teton Snake River Stn Snotel 10
Teton Grand Targhee Ski Area 10
Teton Togwotee Pass Snotel 10
Teton Grand Targhee-Chief Joseph 10
Teton 5 WNW Moran 10
Teton 3 SSW Wilson 9.5
Teton Grand Targhee Snotel 8
Teton 5 NW Jackson 8
Teton 2 NW Jackson 8
Teton Rafter J Ranch 8
Teton Jackson 8
Teton Moose 7
Teton 2 NE Teton Village 7
Teton 8 E Moran 5
Teton Jackson Hole-Base 5
Teton 12 NE Jackson 4
Teton Snow King Ski Area 4
Teton 4 SSW Jackson 1.6
Washakie Powder River Pass Snotel 3
Yellowstone Lewis Lake Divide Snotel 20
Yellowstone Thumb Divide Snotel 13
Yellowstone Two Ocean Plateau Snotel 13
Yellowstone Sylvan Lake Snotel 9
Yellowstone Sylvan Road Snotel 7
Yellowstone Canyon Snotel 5
Yellowstone Parker Peak Snotel 4