Final Snow Totals for October 28-29

Final Snow Totals for October 28-29

Riverton Forecast Office has issued a Final Summary on the Storm of Oct 28-29 2013

Wednesday afternoon at Star Valley Ranch

Wednesday Morning in Alta Wy


A complex early season winter storm brought a variety of weather to the Cowboy State on Monday, October 28th.  The Wind River Basin and west and southwest Wyoming were most impacted by this storm.  Before sunrise Monday rain broke out across the Wind River Basin, but quickly turned to snow by the morning commute. Moderate to heavy snow occurred through the morning hours.  By early afternoon much of the Wind River Basin had received 3 to 6 inches of snow with isolated higher amounts.  The focus shifted to southwest Wyoming Monday afternoon as a strong line of thunderstorms along a cold front pushed east out of southeast Idaho and northeast Utah.  Some damage even occurred in Kemmerer from strong thunderstorm winds.  Temperatures cooled behind the cold front with rain changing to snow across much of southwest Wyoming during the early evening hours.  Some persistent heavy snow showers set up in a north to south orientation generally from Jackson to Kemmerer from the middle of the evening through shortly after midnight.  Around 8 inches fell in Jackson while around 4 to 5 inches fell around Kemmerer.  Fog and freezing drizzle were also observed in some areas east of the Divide Monday night.  All of this activity resulted in slick road conditions with South Pass even being closed Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Below are a couple of maps showing snowfall across western and central Wyoming (left image) and a more detailed image across Jackson Hole (right image).  Click on them to enlarge them.

 Map of Snowfall Totals for Monday, October 28th.  Click to enlarge.  Zoomed image of Snowfall totals across Teton County
Snowfall Totals thru 8AM Wed

County Station Name Snowfall
Big Horn 1 E Greybull 3
Big Horn Bone Springs Divide Snotel 2
Big Horn Basin 2
Big Horn Otto 1.5
Big Horn Shell Creek Snotel 1
Big Horn Bald Mountain Snotel 1
County Station Name Snowfall
Fremont 9.5 SW Lander 8.5
Fremont Hobbs Park Snotel 8
Fremont Riverton ASOS 7.2
Fremont Lander Airport 7
Fremont 6 SW Lander 6.8
Fremont 5 WSW Lander 6.3
Fremont Deer Park Snotel 6
Fremont Cold Springs Snotel 6
Fremont Brooks Lake Lodge 6
Fremont St. Lawrence Alt Snotel 6
Fremont South Pass Snotel 6
Fremont 1 W Lander 5.5
Fremont Hudson 5.5
Fremont 10 NW Riverton 4
Fremont Lander 4
Fremont Little Warm Snotel 3
Fremont Red Canyon 3
Fremont Lander 3
Fremont Riverton 3
Fremont Dubois 2
Fremont 4 W Atlantic City 1.8
Fremont Castle Creek Snotel 1
County Station Name Snowfall
Hot Springs Owl Creek Snotel 4
Hot Springs 9 NE Thermopolis 3.7
Hot Springs Lucerne 3
Hot Springs Thermopolis 2
Hot Springs Thermopolis 2
Hot Springs Thermopolis 1.7
Hot Springs Thermopolis 1
County Station Name Snowfall
Johnson Buffalo 5.1
Johnson 3 NNE Kaycee 3.5
Johnson Cloud Peak Reservoir Snotel 3
Johnson Soldier Park Snotel 3
Johnson Hansen Sawmill Snotel 3
Johnson 4 SSW Buffalo 2.5
Johnson Buffalo 2.5
Johnson Little Goose Snotel 2
Johnson Bear Trap Meadow Snotel 2
County Station Name Snowfall
Lincoln Indian Creek Snotel 14
Lincoln Willow Creek Snotel 11
Lincoln Cottonwood Creek Snotel 11
Lincoln Spring Creek Divide Snotel 11
Lincoln Salt River Summit Snotel 10
Lincoln Kelley Ranger Station Snotel 10
Lincoln Hams Fork Snotel 9
Lincoln Blind Bull Summit Snotel 8
Lincoln Blind Bull Summit 8
Lincoln Commissary Ridge 8
Lincoln 5 NNE Thayne 7
Lincoln 5 SSE Smoot 6
Lincoln Fossil Butte 6
Lincoln 2 SE Thayne 5.3
Lincoln 1 N Kemmerer 5.1
Lincoln 10 W Kemmerer 5
Lincoln 21 NNW Kemmerer 5
Lincoln Turnerville 4.5
Lincoln Star Valley Ranch 4.5
Lincoln Kemmerer 4.3
Lincoln Box Y Ranch 4
Lincoln 3 SE Bedford 4
Lincoln Afton 3.6
Lincoln 1 SW Kemmerer 3
Lincoln Afton 2
Lincoln Star Valley Ranch 1
Lincoln Alpine 1
Lincoln 12 S Cokeville 1
County Station Name Snowfall
Natrona Casper Mountain Snotel 2
Natrona Grave Spring Snotel 1
Natrona Reno Hill Snotel 1
Natrona Powder River School 1
County Station Name Snowfall
Park Pahaska 3
Park Kirwin Snotel 2
Park Marquette Snotel 2
Park Timber Creek Snotel 2
Park 3 NE Sunshine 1.5
Park Meeteetse 1.2
Park 5 ESE Cody 1
Park Evening Star Snotel 1
Park Blackwater Snotel 1
Park 4 ENE Powell 0.8
Park 1 WNW Cody 0.5
County Station Name Snowfall
Sublette Triple Peak Snotel 8
Sublette Kendall Ranger Station Snotel 5
Sublette Snider Basin Snotel 5
Sublette Elkhart Park G.S. Snotel 5
Sublette Pocket Creek Snotel 5
Sublette Loomis Park Snotel 5
Sublette Big Sandy Opening Snotel 5
Sublette New Fork Lake Snotel 4
Sublette 8 N Daniel 4
Sublette Daniel Fish Hatchery 3
Sublette 14 NW Pinedale 2.6
Sublette Gunsite Pass Snotel 2
Sublette Boulder Rearing Station 2
Sublette Larsen Creek Snotel 2
Sublette Bondurant 1.6
Sublette Pinedale 1.5
Sublette East Rim Divide Snotel 1
County Station Name Snowfall
Sweetwater Buckboard Marina 6
Sweetwater Green River 4
Sweetwater Green River 3
Sweetwater Farson 2
Sweetwater 5 N Farson 2
Sweetwater Rock Springs 1.5
Sweetwater Wamsutter 0.5
County Station Name Snowfall
Teton Jackson Hole-Rendezvous Bowl 11
Teton Phillips Bench Snotel 11
Teton Teton Pass 9
Teton Jackson 8.5
Teton Jackson 8.5
Teton Jackson Hole-Mid 8
Teton 4 SSW Jackson 7.5
Teton 3 SSW Wilson 7.5
Teton Jackson 7
Teton 5 SE Rafter J Ranch 7
Teton Grand Targhee Snotel 7
Teton 12 NE Jackson 5
Teton Togwotee Pass Snotel 5
Teton Grassy Lake Snotel 4
Teton Moose 4
Teton Jackson Hole-Base 4
Teton Base Camp Snotel 3
Teton Moose 3
Teton Togwotee Mountain Lodge 3
Teton 5 NW Jackson 3
Teton 1 NNW Alta 3
Teton 5 WNW Moran 2.5
Teton Snake River Stn Snotel 1
Teton Gros Ventre Summit Snotel 1
Teton Granite Creek Snotel 1
County Station Name Snowfall
Washakie 16 SSE Ten Sleep 1.7
Washakie Winchester 1.3
Washakie Powder River Pass Snotel 1
Washakie Middle Powder Snotel 1
Washakie 5 NNW Ten Sleep 0.6
County Station Name Snowfall
Yellowstone Snake River Ranger Station 5.5
Yellowstone Lewis Lake Divide Snotel 2
Yellowstone Two Ocean Plateau Snotel 1
Yellowstone Parker Peak Snotel 1
Yellowstone Old Faithful Ranger Station 1
Yellowstone Canyon Snotel 1
Yellowstone Yellowstone East Entrance 0.5