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Cams Return to Star Valley Ranch

Cams Return to Star Valley Ranch

Three web cams which had been providing  views from Star Valley Ranch were removed early 2018 for the renovation of the Public Works Building making way for the town offices. Thanks to seejh.com which has an extensive cam network in Western Wyoming and Southeast Idaho, there are three new cams in the same location as the originals.   Westnorthwest View   URL = https://copyrighted.seejh.com/svrcaribou/svrcaribou.jpg   South View      URL = https://copyrighted.seejh.com/svrlostcreek/svrlostcreek.jpg East View     URL = https://copyrighted.seejh.com/svrcedarcreek/svrcedarcreek.jpg   All three of these cams can…

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Coldest October on Record

Coldest October on Record

Star Valley and surrounding areas experienced the coldest October on record in 2019. Here are some of the notable marks set: Afton,  where records go back almost 60 years, broke the all-time October minimum with -7 on both the 30th and 31st – breaking the previous record of -2 set in 1991. In addition, Afton established new daily lows on the 11th, 12th, 28th and 30-31st. The average temperature for the entire month was 32.2 – more than 3 degrees…

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Record Setting Cold Wyoming and Surrounding States

Record Setting Cold Wyoming and Surrounding States

As advertised for several days, temperatures this Wednesday morning dropped to levels never experienced in the month of October in many areas of the region, including Star Valley. Many stations both in Wyoming, Southeastern Idaho and Northern Utah set low temperature records for the month of October. Following is a map of the minimums around Star Valley  this morning. The only area not dipping below zero was near Alpine where winds persisted much of the night. Minimums Wednesday October 30…

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Record Cold with Below Zero Temperatures by Wednesday Morning

Record Cold with Below Zero Temperatures by Wednesday Morning

National Weather Service Riverton WY 530 AM MDT Mon Oct 28 2019 …An Arctic front will bring snow and frigid temperatures to Wyoming Monday through Tuesday… .An arctic front will bring another round of snow, along with bitter cold temperatures, to areas of western and central Wyoming. Areas west of the Divide will be more impacted by snow with this storm. Snow will begin to end from north to south, with light snow continuing over central portions and west of…

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Weekend Snowfall Reports

Weekend Snowfall Reports

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY 0107 PM MDT SUN OCT 27 2019 …PRELIMINARY SNOWFALL REPORTS… THE FOLLOWING SNOWFALL AMOUNTS ARE PRELIMINARY REPORTS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING. REPORTS ARE FROM SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH, THROUGH THIS MORNING. AMOUNTS WILL BE UPDATED AS REPORTS ARE RECEIVED. NOTES: LOCATION OF REPORTS ARE REFERENCED FROM CITY CENTER. SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM SNOTEL (SNOW TELEMETRY) SITES ARE ESTIMATED AND BASED ON SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT. LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE ELEVATION (FT.) …WYOMING… …FREMONT COUNTY… LANDER…

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Brutally Cold Airmass Heading for Wyoming

Brutally Cold Airmass Heading for Wyoming

The morning view from space of the water vapor imagery provides an ominous pattern developing  over the Eastern Pacific as a very strong upper level ridge develops northward into Alaska. The following sequence of 500mb charts display the response downstream over the Rockies the next few days.   500mb Chart Saturday morning October 26 2019   500mb forecast Monday morning October 28 2019 500 mb forecast Wednesday morning October  30 2019 This pattern will bring an unprecedented cold outbreak into…

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Snowfall Totals Sunday October 20 2019

Snowfall Totals Sunday October 20 2019

National Weather Service Riverton WY 1015 AM MDT Sun Oct 20 2019 …PRELIMINARY SNOWFALL REPORTS… Below are 24-hour snowfall reports through 9 AM Sunday. Notes: Location of reports are referenced from city center. Snowfall reports from SNOTEL (Snow Telemetry) sites are estimated and based on snow water equivalent. Location Amount Time/Date Elevation (ft.) …Wyoming… …Fremont County… Dubois 0.5 in 0600 AM 10/20 6955 …Lincoln County… Thayne 2SE 3.3 in 0700 AM 10/20 6086 Bedford 3SE 3.0 in 0600 AM 10/20…

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First Major Snow of the Fall Expected Star Valley by Tonight

First Major Snow of the Fall Expected Star Valley by Tonight

National Weather Service Riverton WY 1037 AM MDT Sat Oct 19 2019 …Winter Storm Warning and Advisories across much of Western Wyoming Today through Sunday Morning… .A fall storm system will impact western Wyoming today and Sunday with significant snowfall over much of western Wyoming. The heaviest snowfall is expected this afternoon through midnight tonight. Jackson Hole-Star Valley- Including the cities of Jackson, Afton, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, and Thayne 1037 AM MDT Sat Oct 19 2019 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY…

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Snowy Weekend Expected Southeast Idaho and Western Wyoming.

Snowy Weekend Expected Southeast Idaho and Western Wyoming.

A series of weather systems will be crossing  the region through the weekend. The most significant is expected later Saturday and Saturday night bringing the snow levels down to the valley floor, including Star Valley.  Following are the expected conditions as forecast by the Weather Offices in Riverton and Pocatello    

CLOUD SEEDING IN STAR VALLEY AND WESTERN WYOMING-AN UPDATE 2019

CLOUD SEEDING IN STAR VALLEY AND WESTERN WYOMING-AN UPDATE 2019

CLOUD SEEDING IN STAR VALLEY AND WESTERN WYOMING-AN UPDATE 2019  This  is an update of the blog posted in December 2014 about Cloud Seeding in Star Valley, Western Wyoming and Southeast Idaho Since our snow season is rapidly approaching and many may not have seen this blog the last time it was posted about two years ago, here it is again.   The Winter of 2019-2020 will be the 8th in which active cloud seeding will be conducted in Star…

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