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Coldest morning in Three Years for Star Valley

Coldest morning in Three Years for Star Valley

Temperatures plummeted to levels not seen in over 3 years throughout Star Valley this morning. In the valley floor readings were generally 20 below on down.  The coldest observed was around -30 at Double L  Ranch northwest of Etna.  Unofficial readings down to -35 were reported in the Ice Box of the Valley at Auburn.  It has not been this cold in the valley since January 6 2017. Following figure are temperatures of 20 below and lower throughout the region. …

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Coldest Morning of the Winter

Coldest Morning of the Winter

Clear skies, calm winds and deep snow cover provided the ingredients for the coldest morning of the Winter in Star Valley and the surrounding area. Below is a map of observed minimum temperatures for this 19th day of February 2020 Observed minimum temperatures for 19 February 2020 The coldest observed in Star Valley was the 26 below zero at the Double L Ranch.  It was the coldest there since -27 on January 1, 2019 and not far from the  stations…

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Snow Fall Reports for Latest Storm and Winter so Far in Star Valley

Snow Fall Reports for Latest Storm and Winter so Far in Star Valley

It has been a snowy 2020 so far across Star Valley.  Including the latest storm here are the measured snowfalls  for some Star Valley Communities. Since New Years Day                        Since Oct 1 2019 Star Valley Ranch          130 inches                                           191 inches Smoot 6 SSE     …

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Preliminary Snowfall Totals

Preliminary Snowfall Totals

Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 0259 PM MDT Sun Feb 16 2020 …Preliminary Snowfall Totals Saturday Night into Sunday Morning… Location Snowfall Fremont County… Burroughs Creek Snotel… 4 inches. Little Warm Snotel… 2 inches. Castle Creek Snotel… 1 inch. Lincoln County… Alpine… 8 inches. 5 NNE Thayne… 7.5 inches. Star Valley Ranch… 7 inches. Spring Creek Divide Snotel… 6 inches. Cottonwood Creek Snotel… 6 inches. Blind Bull Summit Snotel… 6 inches. Salt River Summit Snotel… 5 inches….

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Snow Returns to Western Wyoming

Snow Returns to Western Wyoming

A plume of moisture with origins west and south of Hawaii(atmospheric river) is aimed at Western Wyoming as can be seen in the following two images: This plume will lead to a period of moderate to heavy snows in much of Western Wyoming as it translate east across the state.   The following advisories are in effect: URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 343 AM MST Sat Feb 15 2020 …More Snow for Western Wyoming Tonight…

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Snow Fall Totals for Wednesday through Friday Storm

Snow Fall Totals for Wednesday through Friday Storm

National Weather Service Riverton WY 1113 AM MDT Sat Feb 8 2020 Here are the Final Snowfall Totals for the snow event that began Wednesday night and ended early Friday afternoon. The most snow fell in the west with very impressive snow totals. We thank our observers and spotters for their dedication to provide their snow reports. Note: SNOTELS (Snow Telemetry) are remote sensing sites in high mountain watersheds. Snowfall data from SNOTELS are estimated based on snow water equivalent….

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Snow Report February 7 2020

Snow Report February 7 2020

Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 0319 PM MDT Fri Feb 07 2020 Snow has continue to fall across Wyoming as a series of winter storm systems will start to pass across the region. The following reports are preliminary reports through 12 PM Friday afternoon. Stay tuned for a final report tomorrow, after this system wraps up and before the next system begins. Note: SNOTELS (Snow Telemetry) are remote sensing sites in high mountain watersheds. Snowfall data from…

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Snowfall Totals as of Thursday Afternoon

Snowfall Totals as of Thursday Afternoon

Snowfall totals as of earlier Thursday. Snow continues to fall and totals will be updated later. Resetting Targhee Snow Stake Thursday morning after 11 inches overnight. Public Information Statement National Weather Service Riverton WY 146 PM MDT Thu Feb 6 2020 …Preliminary Snowfall Totals… Another round of snow fell across western and northern Wyoming Thursday morning as a series of winter storm systems will start to pass across the region. the following reports are preliminary reports through 10 AM Thursday…

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Snows Returning to Star Valley and Western Wyoming

Snows Returning to Star Valley and Western Wyoming

National Weather Service Riverton WY 650 PM MST Tue Feb 4 2020 …Another round of snow will impact western and northern Wyoming Wednesday evening through Friday… .A series of weather systems will be moving into northwest Wyoming Wednesday afternoon, producing another round of significant snow. The snow will begin first in northwest Wyoming before spreading across western and northern Wyoming. Moderate to possibly heavy snow will continue through Friday, with the heaviest snowfall Thursday afternoon and night. Jackson Hole-Star Valley-…

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Final Snow Totals for Sunday Night Storm

Final Snow Totals for Sunday Night Storm

Public Information Statement…Updated National Weather Service Riverton WY 219 PM MDT Mon Feb 3 2020 Snow spread across western and central Wyoming as a major winter storm system marched across the region. The following are preliminary snowfall totals through 11 AM Monday morning. Location Snowfall Big Horn County… Bone Springs Divide Snotel… 6 inches. Bald Mountain Snotel… 4 inches. Deaver… 3 inches. Shell Creek Snotel… 3 inches. 9 ENE Greybull… 0.5 inches. 2 SSW Lovell… 0.2 inches. Fremont County… Lander…

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