One More Morning of Frigid Cold Across Wyoming With Big Snows Ahead

One More Morning of Frigid Cold Across Wyoming With Big Snows Ahead

Thursday morning saw temperatures plummet to bitterly cold levels across Wyoming.  Star Valley was fortunate that a blanket of clouds limited the drop in temperatures with generally near or just below zero.  Following is a list of lows reported from Western Wyoming this morning.  The coldest noted in the region was at West Yellowstone MT with  -45F.

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ARCTIC AIR CONTINUED TO PRODUCE BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES
ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING OVER NIGHT.  BELOW ARE
LISTED THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES RECORDED OVER THE PAST 12 HOURS
FOLLOWED BY A LIST OF THE COLDEST WIND CHILL REPORTS IN THE PAST
24 HOURS.

LOCATION                       TEMP      TIME/DATE

...WYOMING...

...BIG HORN...
13 NE TEN SLEEP (8038 FT)      -34       1045 PM 02/05
SHELL (4285 FT)                -32       0526 AM 02/06
GREYBULL AIRPORT (3935 FT)     -29       0653 AM 02/06
3 W MANDERSON (4073 FT)        -29       0600 AM 02/06
BASIN (3897 FT)                -29       0734 AM 02/06
BASIN (3884 FT)                -27       0648 AM 02/06
LOVELL (3830 FT)               -27       0636 AM 02/06
5 NW GRANITE PASS (9350 FT)    -26       0900 PM 02/05
30 E GREYBULL (8898 FT)        -25       1258 AM 02/06
17 E SHELL (9580 FT)           -22       0900 PM 02/05
5 ENE HYATTVILLE (5670 FT)     -21       0452 AM 02/06

...FREMONT...
17 NE DUBOIS (8400 FT)         -32       1100 PM 02/05
22 WNW DUBOIS (9340 FT)        -31       1000 PM 02/05
DUBOIS (6980 FT)               -30       0749 AM 02/06
JEFFREY CITY (6320 FT)         -29       0700 AM 02/06
2 S RIVERTON (4901 FT)         -29       0715 AM 02/06
5 WSW DUBOIS (9370 FT)         -28       1100 PM 02/05
13 W FORT WASHAKIE (8620 FT)   -28       1100 PM 02/05
10 W DUBOIS (8432 FT)          -27       0210 AM 02/06
12 SW LANDER (8700 FT)         -26       1100 PM 02/05
JEFFREY CITY (6374 FT)         -26       0730 AM 02/06
RIVERTON FORECAST OFFICE       -25       1200 AM 02/06
RIVERTON (4950 FT)             -24       0700 AM 02/06
10 N DUBOIS (8085 FT)          -23       1257 AM 02/06
N WIND RIVER MTS (8833 FT)     -22       0110 AM 02/06
SOUTH PASS CITY (8540 FT)      -22       1015 PM 02/05
1 WNW DUBOIS (7014 FT)         -22       0739 AM 02/06
6 NW DUBOIS (7189 FT)          -21       0215 AM 02/06
10 W FORT WASHAKIE (9235 FT)   -21       1001 PM 02/05
BURRIS (6120 FT)               -21       0630 AM 02/06
BEAVER RIM (6784 FT)           -21       0731 AM 02/06
2 W SOUTH PASS CITY (8185 FT)  -21       0501 AM 02/06
3 E FORT WASHAKIE (5528 FT)    -21       0725 AM 02/06
CROWHEART (6099 FT)            -21       0743 AM 02/06
SOUTH PASS (9040 FT)           -20       0900 PM 02/05
1 NNE ATLANTIC CITY (8292 FT)  -20       1000 PM 02/05
11 NE RIVERTON (5016 FT)       -20       0708 AM 02/06
HUDSON (5090 FT)               -20       0630 AM 02/06
RIVERTON AIRPORT (5525 FT)     -20       0453 AM 02/06
7 NW LANDER (5797 FT)          -20       0735 AM 02/06

...HOT SPRINGS...
THERMOPOLIS 9 NE (4280 FT)     -35       0500 AM 02/06
THERMOPOLIS (4330 FT)          -28       0730 AM 02/06
KIRBY (4328 FT)                -27       0701 AM 02/06
39 W THERMOPOLIS (8975 FT)     -25       1200 AM 02/06
10 S MEETEETSE (7127 FT)       -25       0342 AM 02/06
1 WSW THERMOPOLIS (4426 FT)    -24       0340 AM 02/06

...JOHNSON...
18 WNW BUFFALO (8580 FT)       -32       1100 PM 02/05
15 W BUFFALO (8720 FT)         -30       1100 PM 02/05
15 WSW BUFFALO (8360 FT)       -29       1100 PM 02/05
5 ESE STORY (4673 FT)          -27       0711 AM 02/06
20 SW ECHETA (4068 FT)         -27       0705 AM 02/06
POWDER RIVER PASS (9480 FT)    -25       1200 AM 02/06
1 E BUFFALO (4727 FT)          -25       0324 AM 02/06
18 NW BUFFALO (8604 FT)        -25       1147 PM 02/05
BUFFALO (4635 FT)              -24       0529 AM 02/06
13 NNW BUFFALO (4737 FT)       -23       0705 AM 02/06
8 ENE BUFFALO (4370 FT)        -23       0724 AM 02/06
2 NW MAYOWORTH (5404 FT)       -23       0742 AM 02/06
7 SW BARNUM (6440 FT)          -22       1146 PM 02/05
14 WNW MAYOWORTH (8200 FT)     -22       1200 AM 02/06
KAYCEE (4681 FT)               -21       0723 AM 02/06
BUFFALO AIRPORT (4970 FT)      -21       0753 AM 02/06
25 ESE BUFFALO (4657 FT)       -20       0810 AM 02/06
12 N KAYCEE (5287 FT)          -20       0706 AM 02/06

...LINCOLN...
16 ENE TURNERVILLE (9000 FT)   -20       0115 AM 02/06

...NATRONA...
POWDER RIVER (5695 FT)         -29       0800 AM 02/06
2 SE HILAND (6134 FT)          -27       0705 AM 02/06
MIDWEST (4860 FT)              -25       0700 AM 02/06
CASPER AIRPORT (5320 FT)       -25       0706 AM 02/06
19 N CASPER (5677 FT)          -24       0725 AM 02/06
21 W ALCOVA (5920 FT)          -24       0715 AM 02/06
7 W ALCOVA (6342 FT)           -23       0625 AM 02/06
16 S HILAND (6380 FT)          -22       0610 AM 02/06
MIDWEST (4865 FT)              -22       0731 AM 02/06
28 N WALTMAN (8550 FT)         -22       1100 PM 02/05
8 S CASPER (7740 FT)           -22       0352 AM 02/06
MILLS (5150 FT)                -20       0630 AM 02/06

...PARK...
LAMAR RANGER STATION (6555 FT) -46       0800 AM 02/06
TOWER FALLS (6266 FT)          -37       0700 AM 02/06
1 SW CANYON (7900 FT)          -37       0749 AM 02/06
1 SW CANYON (8090 FT)          -37       0500 AM 02/06
PAHASKA (6696 FT)              -33       0700 AM 02/06
CHIEF JOSEPH HWY MILE 9        -31       0412 AM 02/06
2 N FRANNIE (4275 FT)          -30       0351 AM 02/06
N. ABSAROKA MTS (7650 FT)      -30       0200 AM 02/06
BEARTOOTH LAKE (9275 FT)       -30       1100 PM 02/05
17 SW MEETEETSE (7950 FT)      -30       1200 AM 02/06
4 W PAHASKA (7120 FT)          -29       0600 AM 02/06
6 SW MEETEETSE (6238 FT)       -29       0645 AM 02/06
MAMMOTH (6300 FT)              -28       0315 AM 02/06
PAHASKA (6800 FT)              -28       0615 AM 02/06
10 WNW CODY (8401 FT)          -28       0840 PM 02/05
14 WSW MAMMOTH (7900 FT)       -27       0349 AM 02/06
CHIEF JOSEPH HWY (8136 FT)     -26       1135 PM 02/05
14 NE PAHASKA (9200 FT)        -25       0900 PM 02/05
BUFFALO BILL RESERVOIR         -25       0245 AM 02/06
3 E PAHASKA (7500 FT)          -25       1157 PM 02/05
1 W CLARK (4270 FT)            -25       0620 AM 02/06
18 SW CODY (8760 FT)           -24       0900 PM 02/05
WAPITI (5400 FT)               -23       0100 AM 02/06
8 N MEETEETSE (5926 FT)        -23       0521 AM 02/06
5 WNW CLARK (4659 FT)          -22       0559 AM 02/06
CODY AIRPORT (5100 FT)         -22       0755 AM 02/06
19 SSW WAPITI (6200 FT)        -21       0630 AM 02/06
MEETEETSE (5797 FT)            -21       0139 AM 02/06

...SUBLETTE...
6 WNW CORA (7462 FT)           -27       0933 PM 02/05
BOULDER REARING STATION - COOP -25       0800 AM 02/06
8 SE BONDURANT (7797 FT)       -24       0851 PM 02/05
7 NE PINEDALE (8530 FT)        -23       1126 PM 02/05
PINEDALE (7195 FT)             -22       1000 PM 02/05
BONDURANT (6650 FT)            -22       0845 PM 02/05
5 S DANIEL (7133 FT)           -21       0900 PM 02/05
9 E BIG PINEY (6803 FT)        -21       1000 PM 02/05
1 NE PINEDALE (7382 FT)        -20       1138 PM 02/05

...SWEETWATER...
23 W WAMSUTTER (6804 FT)       -21       0500 AM 02/06
I 80 - MILE MARKER 157         -20       0540 AM 02/06
15 ESE POINT OF ROCKS          -20       0530 AM 02/06

...TETON...
1 W GRANT VILLAGE (7874 FT)    -42       0800 AM 02/06
YELLOWSTONE LAKE (7835 FT)     -36       0556 AM 02/06
FIREHOLE CANYON (YNP)          -35       0700 AM 02/06
OLD FAITHFUL (7320 FT)         -32       0600 AM 02/06
OLD FAITHFUL (7350 FT)         -32       0800 AM 02/06
1 NNE LAKE (7875 FT)           -30       0700 AM 02/06
23 E MORAN JUNCTION (9576 FT)  -24       0940 PM 02/05
EXTREME SW YELLOWSTONE         -24       0749 AM 02/06
TOGWOTEE MTN LODGE (9184 FT)   -21       0515 AM 02/06

...WASHAKIE...
TENSLEEP (4680 FT)             -41       0700 AM 02/06
1 NE WORLAND (4037 FT)         -33       0604 AM 02/06
WORLAND (4042 FT)              -33       0714 AM 02/06
WORLAND (4052 FT)              -33       0709 AM 02/06
WORLAND AIRPORT (4245 FT)      -32       0653 AM 02/06
TEN SLEEP (4470 FT)            -30       0452 AM 02/06
12 ENE TEN SLEEP (8202 FT)     -25       0914 PM 02/05
30 SE TEN SLEEP (7760 FT)      -23       1100 PM 02/05
S. BIGHORN MTS (6554 FT)       -21       1240 AM 02/06


OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.


...COLDEST WIND CHILL REPORTS IN THE PAST 24 HOURS...

BITTER COLD ARCTIC AIR COMBINED WITH NORTH TO NORTHEAST
WINDS HAVE PRODUCED WIDESPREAD WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES
FROM 30 DEGREES BELOW ZERO TO 52 DEGREES BELOW ZERO
FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH 730 AM MST THIS MORNING.

LOCATION                       TEMP      TIME/DATE

...WYOMING...

...BIG HORN...
13 NE TEN SLEEP (8038 FT)      -52       1240 AM 02/06
GREYBULL AIRPORT (3935 FT)     -41       0653 AM 02/06
30 E GREYBULL (8898 FT)        -40       1058 PM 02/05

...FREMONT...
1 NNE ATLANTIC CITY (8292 FT)  -38       0700 PM 02/05
JEFFREY CITY (6374 FT)         -38       0615 AM 02/06
BEAVER RIM (6784 FT)           -36       0821 AM 02/05
2 W SOUTH PASS CITY (8185 FT)  -36       0751 AM 02/05
CROWHEART (6099 FT)            -36       0955 PM 02/05
SOUTH PASS (8491 FT)           -35       1015 PM 02/05
8 W SOUTH PASS CITY (8120 FT)  -35       0750 AM 02/05
N WIND RIVER MTS (8833 FT)     -34       0410 AM 02/06
RIVERTON AIRPORT (5525 FT)     -34       0753 AM 02/05
9 SW LANDER (7085 FT)          -32       0800 AM 02/05
BOYSEN RESERVOIR (4710 FT)     -32       1100 PM 02/05
10 W FORT WASHAKIE (9235 FT)   -31       1001 PM 02/05
7 WNW RIVERTON (5407 FT)       -30       0815 AM 02/05

...HOT SPRINGS...
10 S MEETEETSE (7127 FT)       -36       1042 PM 02/05
1 WSW THERMOPOLIS (4426 FT)    -35       0255 AM 02/06

...JOHNSON...
20 SW ECHETA (4068 FT)         -41       0655 AM 02/06
5 ESE STORY (4673 FT)          -37       1011 PM 02/05
25 ESE BUFFALO (4657 FT)       -35       0833 PM 02/05
12 N KAYCEE (5287 FT)          -35       0521 AM 02/06
13 NNW BUFFALO (4737 FT)       -35       0940 PM 02/05
BUFFALO AIRPORT (4970 FT)      -34       0553 AM 02/06
7 SW BARNUM (6440 FT)          -32       1246 AM 02/06
18 NW BUFFALO (8604 FT)        -31       0647 PM 02/05
1 E BUFFALO (4727 FT)          -30       0324 PM 02/05

...LINCOLN...
MT COFFIN (10870 FT)           -38       0115 AM 02/06

...NATRONA...
2 SE HILAND (6134 FT)          -45       0425 AM 02/06
19 N CASPER (5677 FT)          -39       0615 AM 02/06
7 W ALCOVA (6342 FT)           -38       0635 PM 02/05
CASPER AIRPORT (5320 FT)       -36       0453 AM 02/06
16 S HILAND (6380 FT)          -32       1110 PM 02/05
MIDWEST (4865 FT)              -32       0445 AM 02/06
8 S CASPER (7740 FT)           -32       0352 AM 02/06

...PARK...
2 N FRANNIE (4275 FT)          -51       0351 AM 02/06
CHIEF JOSEPH HWY (8136 FT)     -49       0340 PM 02/05
TOWER FALLS (6266 FT)          -47       0600 AM 02/06
MAMMOTH (6300 FT)              -44       0415 AM 02/06
8 N MEETEETSE (5926 FT)        -43       0156 AM 02/06
CHIEF JOSEPH HWY MILE 9        -42       0512 AM 02/06
MEETEETSE (5797 FT)            -38       1119 PM 02/05
1 SW CANYON (7900 FT)          -37       0549 AM 02/06
CODY AIRPORT (5100 FT)         -37       1235 AM 02/06
BUFFALO BILL RESERVOIR         -36       0245 AM 02/06
3 E PAHASKA (7500 FT)          -35       1257 AM 02/06
5 WNW CLARK (4659 FT)          -35       0644 AM 02/06
HOYT PEAK (9800 FT)            -32       0515 AM 02/06
1 W POWELL (4462 FT)           -31       0956 AM 02/05
1 W CLARK (4270 FT)            -31       0519 AM 02/06

...SUBLETTE...
6 WNW CORA (7462 FT)           -42       0933 PM 02/05
8 SE BONDURANT (7797 FT)       -42       0821 PM 02/05
PINEDALE AIRPORT (7085 FT)     -38       0755 AM 02/05
5 S DANIEL (7133 FT)           -34       1000 PM 02/05
PINEDALE (7195 FT)             -34       1000 PM 02/05
MARBLETON (6896 FT)            -33       1027 PM 02/05
18 SSW BIG SANDY (6614 FT)     -33       1000 PM 02/05
6 W BOULDER (7113 FT)          -33       0800 AM 02/05
BIG PINEY AIRPORT (6974 FT)    -31       1053 PM 02/05

...SWEETWATER...
I 80 - MILE MARKER 142         -38       0515 AM 02/06
I 80 - MILE MARKER 184         -37       0546 AM 02/06
I 80 - MILE MARKER 157         -33       1250 AM 02/06
23 W WAMSUTTER (6804 FT)       -33       0500 AM 02/06
ROCK SPRINGS AIRPORT (6760 FT) -32       0206 AM 02/06
5 E ROCK SPRINGS (6369 FT)     -31       1240 AM 02/06
I 80 - MILE MARKER 124         -30       0546 AM 02/06
44 SE ROCK SPRINGS (7108 FT)   -30       0400 AM 02/06

...TETON...
1 W GRANT VILLAGE (7874 FT)    -40       0700 AM 02/06
SUMMIT - JACKSON RESORT        -34       1000 PM 02/05
1 S JACKSON (7810 FT)          -33       0615 AM 02/06
OLD FAITHFUL (7320 FT)         -32       0615 AM 02/06
23 E MORAN JUNCTION (9576 FT)  -31       0625 PM 02/05

...WASHAKIE...
1 NE WORLAND (4037 FT)         -47       0604 AM 02/06
WORLAND AIRPORT (4245 FT)      -45       0253 AM 02/06
S. BIGHORN MTS (6554 FT)       -33       1140 PM 02/05
WORLAND (4052 FT)              -31       0519 AM 02/06

A Major pattern change will take place over the weekend as a moist, Pacific airmass, replaces  the cold, dry air now in place.  Snow will begin thursday night and continue periodically over the next several days.  Total accumulations of several feet in the mountains and a foot or more in Star Valley are likely by the first of next week.  Following is a model forecast of total precipitation for the next 4 days, through Sunday night.

Accumulated precipitation Thursday through Sunday night




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