Summary of the Weekend Rainstorm

Summary of the Weekend Rainstorm

Significant Rain Across the State This Weekend

The Riverton WFO has provided a summary of the Widespread significant rainstorm over the weekend.

At Star Valley Ranch a total of 2.27 inches fell from Friday night to Monday evening. This brings the total at Star Valley Ranch since Sept 1st to 8.06 and 26.56 since Jan 1st.  Going back to the total precipitation that has fallen at Star Valley Ranch since Sept 1 2013 there has been an impressive 38.05 inches.


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Shelf cloud over Green River courtesy of Eric Nielsen Star Valley – Photo Courtesy of Dave Hunt

A large storm system moved across the western United States this weekend, depositing a significant amount of rain as it slowly moved northeast. Rain began affecting our western border with Idaho as early as Friday, with rain eventually moving east of the Divide on Saturday with waves of rain and embedded thunderstorms moving across the region through Monday.

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The GOES-W Water Vapor Satellite Loop (Above) showed a large upper level low pressure system spinning atop much of the western United States throughout the weekend before it finally lifted out on Monday.

     

Weekend Rainfall Totals
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  All stations listed below accumulated more than one inch of rain over the 72 hour period ending Monday night (Sept 29th).

72 Hour Rainfall Totals 1 Inch or Greater

Location County, ST Elev 72 Hr Pcpn (in.)
N. FORK LITTLE WIND RIVER Fremont, WY 6120 4.09
PINE CREEK ABOVE FREMONT LAKE Sublette, WY 7480 3.87
21 W BIG PINEY Sublette, WY 8200 3.30
PORTABLE RAWS Sublette, WY 8503 3.02
15 NE COKEVILLE Lincoln, WY 8470 2.92
13 E COKEVILLE Lincoln, WY 7460 2.82
KEMMERER Lincoln, WY 6980 2.79
FOSSIL BUTTE Lincoln, WY 6780 2.78
PINEDALE Sublette, WY 7310 2.74
7 NE PINEDALE Sublette, WY 8530 2.59
9 E BIG PINEY Sublette, WY 6803 2.54
10 NNW DANIEL Sublette, WY 7470 2.47
BONDURANT Sublette, WY 6687 2.47
2 NW BONDURANT Sublette, WY 6726 2.45
BONDURANT Sublette, WY 6650 2.41
SMITHS FORK NEAR BORDER                             
                                               
          
Lincoln, WY 6650 2.38
AFTON Lincoln, WY 6267 2.12
PORTABLE RAWS Sublette, WY 8378 2.07
10 W FORT WASHAKIE Fremont, WY 9235 1.96
COKEVILLE Lincoln, WY 6191 1.96
MIDDLE FORK POPO AGIE RIVER Fremont, WY 6555 1.92
BOULDER LAKE Sublette, WY 7350 1.91
NORTH FORK POPO AGIE RIVER Fremont, WY 5760 1.83
N WIND RIVER MTS Fremont, WY 8833 1.79
THAYNE Lincoln, WY 5928 1.72
CROWHEART Fremont, WY 6099 1.71
11 N DUBOIS Fremont, WY 8750 1.70
13 W CROWHEART Fremont, WY 9630 1.70
LANDER AIRPORT Fremont, WY 5586 1.61
JACKSON Teton, WY 6240 1.60
14 WSW MAMMOTH Park, WY 7900 1.60
11 W CROWHEART Fremont, WY 6520 1.57
10 SE CROWHEART Fremont, WY 5654 1.57
3 NW ETNA Lincoln, WY 5692 1.55
9 SW LANDER Fremont, WY 7085 1.54
8 NNE MORAN JUNCTION Teton, WY 7030 1.50
KIRWIN SNOTEL Park, WY 9550 1.50
7 NW LANDER Fremont, WY 5797 1.47
6 S ALPINE Lincoln, WY 5676 1.40
4 SW LANDER Fremont, WY 5807 1.40
15 SE ROCK SPRINGS Sweetwater, WY 7550 1.37
ETNA Lincoln, WY 5823 1.37
ROCK SPRINGS Sweetwater, WY 6270 1.36
4 NE THAYNE Lincoln, WY 6217 1.35
EXTREME SW YELLOWSTONE Teton, WY 6400 1.35
HOBACK JUNCTION Teton, WY 5928 1.29
JACKSON Teton, WY 6247 1.27
4 N MOOSE Teton, WY 6730 1.27
MARBLETON Sublette, WY 6896 1.25
ALTA Teton, WY 6430 1.24
3 E FORT WASHAKIE Fremont, WY 5528 1.21
GARDNER RIVER NR MAMMOTH, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Park, MT 5624 1.20
3 SSW JACKSON Teton, WY 6158 1.18
5 S OF SOUTH ENTRANCE YNP Teton, WY 7020 1.18
ROCK SPRINGS AIRPORT Sweetwater, WY 6760 1.13
MAMMOTH Park, WY 6300 1.13
10 W DUBOIS Fremont, WY 8432 1.02
OLD FAITHFUL Teton, WY 7320 1.02
15 NNE GRAND TARGHEE Teton, WY 6830 1.00
15 ESE POINT OF ROCKS Sweetwater, WY 6720 0.99
9 N KEMMERER Lincoln, WY 7129 0.99

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