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Impact of Hunga Tonga Volcano in Star Valley

Impact of Hunga Tonga Volcano in Star Valley

Around 11pm MST Friday night a tremendous eruption of the Hunga Tonga Volcano occurred some 250 miles southwest of Samoa in the South Pacific. Even though Star Valley is far away from the volcano, there were effects quickly felt around the globe.  Within hours, a pressure wave radiated out from the volcano at about  the speed of sound and was detected across much of the United States, including Star Valley. There are several weather stations in Star Valley.  A distinct…

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Snowfall Totals First Week of January

Snowfall Totals First Week of January

Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 843 PM MST Fri Jan 7 2022 Here are Snowfall Reports From late Tuesday evening through Thursday evening in Western and Central Wyoming. Several rounds of snow occurred in the west during this timeframe. In central Wyoming, most of the snow occurred on Wednesday into Thursday morning. County: Location: Snowfall Total: Inches Big Horn Lovell 2.4 SSW 5 Basin 3 Deaver 1 Fremont Dubois 10 Lander 1.7 NNW 3 Lander 7.3 WNW…

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Winter Storm Warning Tonight Through Thursday

Winter Storm Warning Tonight Through Thursday

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 312 PM MST Tue Jan 4 2022 Jackson Hole-Star Valley-Upper Green River Basin Foothills- Including the cities of Jackson, Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, Thayne, and Pinedale 312 PM MST Tue Jan 4 2022 …WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 PM MST THURSDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches with locally higher amounts to 15 inches. Winds…

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Weather Summary for Star Valley Ranch-2021

Weather Summary for Star Valley Ranch-2021

Star Valley generally experienced a typical weather year in 2021.  Some of the highlights were: -very dry start  to summer with no virtually no rain falling in June and early July -snowy February followed by near snowless March -heavy monsoon thunderstorms later summer with local flash flooding -unusually mild November The information for this summary was collected at Star Valley Ranch.  Precipitation observation are from the gauge located near Green Canyon while temperatures are from the station on the Star…

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New Year Starts Cold in Wyoming

New Year Starts Cold in Wyoming

Coldest temperatures since last winter across much of Wyoming and surrounding states this New Years Morning. Following is a list of minimums across Western Wyoming.  It is worthy to note there were no reported below zero temperatures in Star Valley thanks to the overnight blanket of clouds. The lowest observed minimum of the region was a -35 below just north of West Yellowstone MT. Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 640 AM MST Sat Jan 1 2022 …BITTERLY…

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Winter Weather Advisory This Afternoon and Tonight-Star Valley/Jackson

Winter Weather Advisory This Afternoon and Tonight-Star Valley/Jackson

Jackson Hole-Star Valley- Including the cities of Jackson, Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, and Thayne 146 AM MST Wed Dec 29 2021 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 5 AM MST FRIDAY… * WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE…Jackson Hole and Star Valley. * WHEN…From 11 AM this morning to 5 AM MST Friday. The steadiest snow is expected late this afternoon…

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Winter Weather Advisory Through Sunday

Winter Weather Advisory Through Sunday

Blue-Winter Weather Advisory National Weather Service Riverton WY 151 PM MST Sat Dec 25 2021 Jackson Hole-Star Valley- Including the cities of Jackson, Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, and Thayne 151 PM MST Sat Dec 25 2021 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST SUNDAY… * WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. * WHERE…Jackson Hole and Star Valley. * WHEN…Until 5 PM MST Sunday. * IMPACTS…Travel…

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Winter Storm Warning Star Valley Thursday and Friday

Winter Storm Warning Star Valley Thursday and Friday

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 156 PM MST Wed Dec 22 2021 Star Valley- Including the cities of Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, and Thayne 156 PM MST Wed Dec 22 2021 …WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO 11 PM MST FRIDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. * WHERE…Star Valley. * WHEN…From 6 AM Thursday to 11…

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White Christmas Guaranteed Star Valley

White Christmas Guaranteed Star Valley

A major shift in the jet stream and storm track will bring winter conditions to much of the Western States by Christmas Day.  Here is a series of  500 mb maps showing the change expected.         Riverton National Weather Service Forecast Office has issued Winter Storm Watches. URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 302 AM MST Tue Dec 21 2021 Star Valley- Including the cities of Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, and Thayne…

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Snowfall Reports Central and Western Wyoming Wed Dec 15 2021

Snowfall Reports Central and Western Wyoming Wed Dec 15 2021

Star Valley Ranch Wednesday afternoon Dec 15 2021 …Here are snowfall Reports from Central and Western Wyoming from Tuesday through Wednesday… Location Amount Elevation (ft.) …Wyoming… …Big Horn County… Lovell 2 SSW 1.2 in 3950 Deaver T in 4105 …Fremont County… Dubois 6.0 in 6955 Lander Airport 1.6 in NWS Riverton 0.6 in Riverton Downtown 0.4 in 4950 Lander 1W 0.2 in 5394 Riverton T in 4955 Lander 6 SW T in 6088 Riverton 2 W T in 5073 Riverton…

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