Summary of a Dry Summer in Star Valley

Summary of a Dry Summer in Star Valley

After a very moist winter and spring, it has been a very dry summer for Star Valley and surrounding areas.  With virtually no chance of precipitation by the end of the month, the following are amounts observed since the 1st of July around Star Valley for the July/August period.

Rainfall July 1-August 27

Thayne 1 SE                        1.09
Smoot  5 S                           1.05
Star Valley Ranch                  .84
Etna ES                                  .82
Alpine                                    .76
Thayne ES                             .74
Double L                               .72
Cokeville                               .55
Afton Swift Creek                 .35

The normal amount of precipitation that falls at the Bedford 3SE climatological station for the July/August period is 2.85 inches

Following is a map of the amount of precipitation that has occurred in Western Wyoming and surroundings areas in the past 60 days in inches.

Total precipitation  60 days to August 27 2017

An above normal precipitation was mainly east of the continental divide in Wyoming

Percent of normal precipitation 60 days ending August 27 2017
The preliminary outlook for September is more of the same warm and dry