Near Record Warmth on Monday will speed up Snow Melt

Near Record Warmth on Monday will speed up Snow Melt


Temperatures in Star Valley will likely reach into the low 80’s on Monday after a perfect Mothers Day Sunday with 70’s. At Star Valley Ranch the warmth has quickly pushed the Aspens into leafing out the past couple of days.




 


Near-record highs for Monday

A warm ridge of high pressure is forecasted to be over Wyoming on Monday, May 13. This will result in possible record high temperatures across much of the area.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Location Forecasted High Temperature °F Current Record Temperature °F / Year
Casper – Natrona County International Airport 79 87 / 1960
Lander – Hunt Field 79 86 / 1960
Riverton – Downtown 80 89 / 1962
Rock Springs – Sweetwater County Municipal Airport 77 82 / 1960
Worland – Municipal Airport 83 92 / 1960
    
Monday, May 13, 2013
Location Forecasted High Temperature °F Current Record Temperature °F / Year
Casper – Natrona County International Airport 87 87 / 2001
Lander – Hunt Field 85 86 / 2001, 1988
Riverton – Downtown 86 88 / 2007
Rock Springs – Sweetwater County Municipal Airport 81 80 / 1996
Worland – Municipal Airport 90 92 / 2001

Also of concern heading into Monday will be rising water levels in some of the area rivers/creeks.  Temperatures will be rising consecutively over the weekend, so increased snowmelt is expected. The Spring Snowmelt Flood Potential Outlook in addition to the latestWater Supply Outlook, will help identify those areas that may be more susceptible for these expected water rises.


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