Water Year 2019/2020-Star Valley Precipitation Report

Water Year 2019/2020-Star Valley Precipitation Report

The most recent water year ending on September 30 proved to be generally above normal across Star Valley. Elsewhere in much of Wyoming and surrounding states it was a dry year.  It was a very dry summer throughout the west including Star Valley, however a wet Winter and Spring was the exception for Star Valley.

Percent of normal precipitation water year 2019/2020

 

 

Looking at just Wyoming, Northern Lincoln County including Star Valley highlights the beneficial precipitation  we received here in Star Valley.

percent of normal precipitation water year 2019/2020

Total precipitation  for the water year shows how dry a water year it was  with the exception of the Western Mountains and Star Valley.

Total precipitation water year 2019/2020

 

The total number of days with .01 precipitation  dramatically  illustrates the contrast across  Wyoming.

Days with .01 or greater precipitation water year 2019/2020

 

The following are graphs for individual precipitation totals at several sites around Star Valley

Star Valley Ranch-forest line

 

Star Valley Ranch-entrance

 

Bedford 3 SE
Thayne 1SE
Afton

 

 

Smoot 5 SSE

 

The following are the two SNOTEL sites in the Salt Range.  Notable is the greater than 50 inches at Willow Creek.

 

Willow Creek SNOTEL
Cottonwood Creek SNOTEL

 

For comparison the following is the Jackson report, much less than Star Valley.

 

Jackson

 

All stations experienced a very dry summer beginning around July 1st

 


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