Star Valley Snow Cover Slow to Fade Away

Star Valley Snow Cover Slow to Fade Away

It seems that the snow cover this Spring is significantly slower to melt than in recent years.

To confirm this the following are the views of the snow remaining on the  ground at the Star Valley Ranch snow stake on  April 5th for the past three years.

The total snowfall in the winter of 2016-2017 through April 5th at Star Valley Ranch was 221 inches.

Star Valley Ranch snow stake April 5 2017

For the winter of 2017-2018 through April 5, 171 inches had been measured.

Star Valley Ranch snow stake April 5 2018

As of April 5th the total snowfall at Star Valley Ranch for the winter of 2018-2019 is 192 inches.

Star Valley Ranch snow stake April 5 2019

Even though more snow fell two years ago, it was mostly gone by April 5th.

Such is not the case this year as temperatures have been  cool and  are expected to remain so through much of April.  Thus piles of snow will likely be around will  into May.

Following are the forecast temperature departure from normal through the beginning of May.

 

Temperature departure from normal April 11-15 2019

 

Temperature departure from normal April 13-19 2019

 

Temperature  departure from normal April 20-May 3 2019

 

 

 


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